Rating: Character Development: x/10pts
Total Score: x/50
Rating Scores: A+:46-50pts=Awesome! Loved it
A: 41-45pts=Great! Worth Reading
B: 31-40pts=Good! I'll definitely recommend it. C: 31-40pts=put-downable. Not a must read. D: 21-30pts=OK. needs improvement
F: 0-20pts=not a fan.
Age Appropriate Rating: Cussing: x/10
Drugs, alcohol, etc.: x/10
Sexual Content: x/10
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Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day…a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn't sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda? Filled with shocking twists and turns, this is an engrossing gothic novel of betrayal, jealousy, and treacherous secrets that will keep you guessing to the very end.
My short and sweet thoughts:
Though slow at first, when this book does pick up it captures you fully. The mystery, the twists and turns, the Gothic-style, and the final, shocking and just a tad unsettling, conclusion, all make for one very suspenseful and very addicting novel that is very much worth checking out!
5 things readers would be surprised to know about you:
my lack of height,
my current hair color,
my recent sports obsession,
my indifferent housekeeping skills,
what I have on right this minute.
4 things you wish you knew in high school:
not to hurry time because once you’re a grownup you’re a grownup for good,
that two doughnuts as a mid-morning snack is not a good idea,
that my Sociology teacher was wrong and I would make it in the world,
that it’s not wise to wear a puffy ski jacket on a date in June no matter how good the reasoning for it.
3 things you are embarrassed to own/love/have done:
checking my Amazon rankings every day
and that thing above about the puffy ski jacket.
Sorry, I can only come up with two but as you can see, I don’t embarrass easy. That’s not to say I haven’t done plenty of embarrassing things.
2 careers you might have chosen if you weren't an author:
singer – HA! – or Mayor of Danbury.
1 thing you can't live without:
5 words to describe your book:
4 reasons you love writing YA:
the enthusiastic audience,
the fact that ideas can still be fresh,
the amazing bloggers,
feeling a part of the writing YA community.
3 reasons everyone should read your book:
because it’s different,
because it’s big (you’ll really get your money’s worth!),
because of Kit.
2 YA books you adore:
Freeze Frame, by Heidi Ayarbe:
King of the Screwups, by K.L. Going.
1 tip for aspiring YA writers:
read everything you can get your hands on.
be sure to check out THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER in stores now.