While Mind Games laid a good foundation, Perfect Lies is by far the star of White’s series. It has more suspense, romance and even danger. The plot is incredibly fast-paced, and all of the great characters from book one are back and better than ever. Here, they’re more developed and more realistic; the bond between twins Annie and Fia is a true highlight. While there are still some questions left unanswered at the conclusion, Perfect Lies is a fantastic roller-coaster ride of a read.
While twins Fia and Annie have finally escaped from the Keane Foundation — an organization that uses people with special powers for their own gain — they will never be truly free until it is destroyed. Annie is working to bring it down from the outside, as Fia tries to collapse it from within. While Fia has perfect instincts, and Annie can see into the future, neither can figure out who they can really trust. Because, in the end, all they will have is each other. Will that be enough? (HARPERTEEN, Feb., 240 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780062135841, HC, 13 & Up)