Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Midnight Twins (ARC)
The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard
I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Meredith and Mallory are Identical twins born on either side of midnight on New Year's Eve. One born at 11:59 and the other at 12:01 am. It's now 13 years later and the girls are best friends but they have completely different interests. Also, like many Identical twins they can read each others minds. But they also have the exact same dreams. Up until one New Year's Eve when a fire breaks out at the house that they are babysitting their cousins in. Someone purposely started the fire and the twins have a pretty good idea who that someone is.
After the fire Mallory starts seeing strange images and scenes in her head involving David, the guy that they believe started the fire that the twins almost died in. These scenes are so strange but Mallory believes that they are actually going to happen. But Meredith isn't seeing the same things or even having the same dreams anymore. Instead she is seeing scenes involving David that are less creepy.
Over the next few months Mallory keeps seeing the strange scenes in her head that are getting more disturbing, like what seems to be David almost raping a girl. She even starts having blackouts after seeing the frightening images. She tells Meredith that they need to confront David but Meredith isn't too sure about the idea. Will confronting David help the disturbing scenes to finally stop or will they continue on forever?
I was lucky enough to win this ARC in a contest. I read it in like 2 days, it was great. Having Identical twins myself it was fun to read about Identical twins. The characters in this book were strong and Mallory and Meredith were easy to love. A bit of the book was confusing towards the middle. Mallory and Meredith had nick names that I found to be confusing at times. But the storyline was great and I loved the ending. I really hope Jacquelyn writes a sequel to this one.