February 07, 2018

#BookReview: This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis with @thelitcoffaerie

Reviewed By: Jaiden K. 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Number of Pages: 352
Recommended Age Group: Young Adult
Fiction Genre: Mystery, Thriller
How I Acquired this book: The Bookish Box 
Time it took to read: 3 days
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Book:
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 that 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, her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it, and she relishes the smell of him—smoke, beer, and trouble—all the things she’s avoided to get where she is. Even worse, every time he’s near Sasha, her heart stops, literally. Why does he know her so well—too well—and she doesn’t know him at all?

Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending another’s: 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. As Sasha loses her much-cherished control, her life—and heart—become more entangled 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.

Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and gripping psychological thriller about a girl at war with herself, and what it really means to be good or bad.

About the Author: Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET won the Edgar Award in 2015. Her newest release, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES is available now!

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: It was a really grasping book. I did not want to  put it down.

Check out author's other books or related books? I haven't yet.

Recommend this book? Maybe. Depends on who.

Notes and Opinions: Okay so this book super messed with me. It took me all day to figure out how I felt about it. It was interesting and definitely not what I expected however, it had a REALLY dark and twisted ending. Now normally I like dark and twisted but this was a bit much for me. I'm truly scared there are people in the world like the main character and we don't know it because they are good at hiding things and lying. Like I said, it messed with my brain but it was a good read.

Go Into This One Knowing: It is DARK! It has gore and there is sick (both mentally and physically) kids in it. It deals with mental illness.

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