Monday, April 13, 2020

REVIEW⇢ THIS DARKNESS MINE

BY MINDY MCGINNIS




    SYNOPSIS FROM AUTHORS WEBSITE⇣
    Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.
    But suddenly there’s a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so well—too well—when she doesn’t know him at all?
    Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending the chapter of another: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule, or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac.
    Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.


    BOOK TAGS

     PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
     LOVE & STUFF
     SLIGHTLY HORROR-IF-IC
     YA
    ⤏ WEIRD AF

      BOOK DETAILS⇣

      AUDIO PERFORMED BY BRITTANY PRESSLEY
      SOURCE LIBBY AUDIOBOOK (LIBRARY)
      AUDIOBOOK LENGTH 7 HOURS, 56 MINUTES



      MY THOUGHTS⇣


      I'm not sure that weird AF quite encapsulates how I feel about this.  It kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth...especially by the end.  At least it was narrated by one of all time fav narrators.

      I love Mindy McGinnis, I just finished The Female of the Species a few days ago, and I loved it.  I've read most of her other books and liked them all, really.  But I don't know how I feel about this one.  On one hand, I want to say this a masterpiece and on the other hand, I want to say it's a freaking nightmare...so, nightmarish masterpiece it is.

      What if you found out you had a twin that you absorbed in the womb before you were born?  What if you thought that other twin...who you believe to be a part of you...was trying to take over the rest of your mind and body?  I thought I had the direction this book was taking all figured out...and I was so wrong, weirdly and nightmarishly wrong.


      BREAKDOWN⇣

      Plot 3.8/5
      Characters 3/5
      The Feels 3.5/5
      Pacing 4/5
      Addictiveness 4/5
      Theme or Tone 2/5
      Flow (Writing Style) 4/5
      Originality 5/5
      Ending 2.7/5






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