Hey guys! This week I will be reviewing This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis! I hope that you guys enjoy this review! This book left me with pretty mixed feelings so let me know if any of you guys felt the same after reading it too.
Release date: October 10, 2017
Hardcover page count: 384
My rating: ⅘
The novel This Darkness Mine tells the story of Sasha Stone, the perfect straight-A student who plays first chair clarinet with her boyfriend on her side. At least she was until Isaac Harver comes around, the bad boy who seems to know all about her despite the fact that she has never talked to him before. Suddenly, Sasha learns of a twin sister she absorbed in the womb. She doesn’t think that it would explain the gaps of missing time in her schedule and the memories of things she never thought she would do, but would it? Now with the knowledge that her body might not be hers alone, Sasha must now figure out what she is willing to do to take her life back.
It has been awhile since I have read a psychological thriller and this book made me wish that I have read more. I love the way that the author twisted seemingly normal things and maybe the reader question whether or not they were true. The main character’s mental state is one the reader must continue to question, adding to the mystery of the novel. All the layers the author added to this book were breathtaking as well with the many different sides of characters to the main character herself. Most people always love the main character, but in this book, you will find yourself wondering how good she really is. This book is clearly well researched adding new information to things most people wouldn’t think twice about.
Strangely, this is one of the first books that I have read in awhile that left me questoning weither it was good or not. I couldn’t help by thinking that if you looked at it one way, it was terrible, but if you looked at it another way it was a masterpiece. Sasha Stone is a bitch, as is called so by many characters in the book. But I feel like sometime the author over plays her a bit an d makes her out to look worse than she actually is. Various other factors go into my evaluation of this book, and some inculde the complete turn the book turned halfway through. The author seems to have completly pulled stuff out of this air, and surprisingly it worked for her. When I was reading the description of this book, I didn’t realize how literal the author was about some of it.
Overall, if the author meant this book to be how I thought it was, This Darkness Mine is a breathtaking thriller leaving you wondering just how insane the main character is. Her sanity is fought over all throughout the book and even at the end the reader is left wondering. If you are looking for a psychological thriller with complex characters, this book might be perfect for you. With surprises at every corner and high stakes, this book is a fast paced page turner perfect for fans. I would recommend this book for mature readers because of the language the author uses and some of the scenes featured, but if you are willing to look past that you will enjoy the book greatly. At the end, this book will leave you questioning who the real antagonist is, something dark and evil, or Sasha herself.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! If there are any books you would like me to review, please let me know down in the comments below. Until next time!
original review: http://teenreaderscouncil.blogspot.com/2017/10/review-this-darkness-mine.html?m=1
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