Friday, October 1, 2010

Book Review- The Twin's Daughter

I just finished reading The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted for a blog tour.

From Goodreads:

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, The Twin's Daughter is an engrossing gothic novel of betrayal, jealousy, and treacherous secrets that will keep you guessing to the very end.
 
I am fascinated with twins (this started early on and so I grew up loving the Sweet Valley Twins and my boyfriend is a twin).  So when I read this title, I knew I had to read it!
 
The premise was definitely interesting. I was completely sure about how the book was going to end.  And in fact, I already had some of the review written in my head about how the book was predictable.  But it completely threw me off track.  I was so very wrong!  The story keeps you guessing about what really happened with Lucy's aunt Helen and her mother right up to the very end.
 
But as much as I liked the plot, there was something in the writing that kept me from really enjoying it.  I can't quite put my finger on it.  It's almost written like its too much in the past or something.  I just couldn't connect with Lucy.
 
Anyways, if you looking to read a book that keeps you in suspense until the end, then try picking up this book.
 
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
 
This book fulfills items in the following challenges: 
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 131
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 99
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 94
 
*FTC Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

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