Monday, October 4, 2010

Review and Giveaway: the Twin's Daughter

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted


Summary: (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.

Review: I'm participating in a blog tour for bloomsbury and I hope you will be happy to hear that they have offered to give away a copy of this book to one of you! You just need to fill out the following document.

The summary is right about the twists and turns. Even I was confused by who was who and it was thrilling to find out that the ending wasn't what I had expected. I was surprised and usually I can predict the endings of most books. It is a perfect Holloween read with its dark atmosphere and intense murder plot.

At first, it was hard to get into because the setting felt a little forced. It takes place back in time where people wear ball gowns and go to dances. I love this type of setting! After the first two chapters, the story started to flow smoothly. Plot-wise, it was an excellent story. A murder mystery with a female heroine!

Another very important detail that the summary failed to mention was the romance. I think that for most girls, that is what we look for in our YA. At least, it makes the book that much more interesting. There was romance and a very believable one at that. Even though this book's main idea are the twins, it weaved in murder, romance, betrayal, and deportment classes in a very seamless format ending with a shocking climax. I suggest that you read it if you like books about mind games and such.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

For the GIVEAWAY: It ends the 22nd of October.

The publisher will send the book to the winner, so I can't accept international entries. :(

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  1. Looks like a book I'd enjoy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I must say that I love your layout!


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