Perfect for fans of We Were Liars, an edgy, heartstopping psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.
Fia was born with flawless instincts—her first impulse is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.
Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.
“A sharp, heart-wrenching, lightning-fast, and fabulously fun read.” —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Strange the Dreamer
Two narrators, a kaleidoscope of time snippets, the distortions of lies, memories, and precognition White's paranormal thriller is a tour de force of perspective and unreliability. Fia, 17, and her blind older sister, Annie, barely remember a time when they were not pawns of Keane, a shadowy man running an equally shadowy organization/boarding school (of sorts) for empaths, psychics, mind readers, and the like. The sisters' talents will be nurtured and Annie kept alive, so long as Fia does as she is told, using her preternaturally perfect instincts. An assignment to kill Adam, a teenage research prodigy, throws Fia's already tumultuous existence into further flux, testing her loyalty to her sister and those around her. The combination of supernatural abilities, clandestine organizations, sharply witty dialogue, and a supremely skilled heroine will be familiar to readers of White's Paranormalcy books, but this story is very much its own, due in large part to Fia's unpredictability, both as character and prot g (to the endless frustration of the higher-ups at Keane). A sequel is likely and would be welcome. Ages 12 up.
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I love this book
I’m super surprised it’s not more popular. This duo series is amazing and drew me in from the beginning. Though they ARE quick reads, both are missing nothing and work more like one book split in two.
First of all, I love Fia so much. She had me smiling the whole time with her sarcasm and dry personality. I loved her humor through such a dark reality and how protective she truly was over Annie.
Annie was super annoying tbh, but was written really well. I liked how much she cared and loved Fia, but in the end she didn’t think about Fia often enough to save her from such a life.
An awesome read. Get a little lost going back in forth in person and time but that makes it more interesting.
Great book! It was really interesting then it got more and more captivating. Highly recommended! It does sound by the way the book ends that there will be a sequel, and I'm ready to read it!