Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Review: The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Release Date: Aug 31, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Genre: YA

THE STORY: 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.

MY REVIEW: This book is broken into 4 parts, and the first part was hard to get into. But I was curious as to what was going to happen. Lucy is a bright girl, we are taken into her world, through her POV. She meets Kit (who is now on my list of book crushes) and like any teen, hates him. But then she's growing up, and realizes how much she loves him. He's the one steadiness in her life. Aunt Helen looks like her mother in everyway. And with training has become identical, to the point that it's hard to tell the difference between them. After a while, I couldn't put this book down. There were so many twists and turns, it really kept me guessing. And as most books have to end, this one did too, but it wasn't entirely a happy ending. If you like mystries and drama, then you would want to read this book!


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