Friday, October 17, 2008

The Midnight Twins - Jacquelyn Mitchard

Each twin has visions.
But is that a blessing or a curse?

Summary (from back of book):

Merry tried to stop herself from looking at Mallory, fearful of what she would see twisting in her twin's eyes. But she could feel Mally's thoughts hammering at her mind like fists.

One twin has the power to see into the future, one to see deep into the past. Only they can put a stop to the threat that looms over their small town. That is, if their powers don't tear them apart first.


I'm going to say this right up front: This book isn't worth your time.

I didn't like it at all. The first thing - and this is the most important, in my opinion - is that the writing was forced. The whole book seemed way to forced. Because it was so forced, it was harder to read.

The second thing that really ruins this book is that the author takes up the whole first chapter trying to explain to you how much the two twins, Mallory and Meredith, are so different, when they don't seem to different after all. After that first chapter, I kept getting confused as to which twin Mitchard was talking about because they were so alike.

Another thing that annoyed me is that the characters didn't change a whole lot. Merry and Mally, maybe a tad bit, but everyone else was just . . the same at the end of the book. They had the same personality, the same outlook on life, the same everything, really.

It took me a while to read this book because I never got fully interested in the story. It was just so forced and boring that I didn't really like it that much.

The only thing that this book has going for it is the original idea. I've never heard about a story like this before, and that, I do believe, is why I really kept reading this book.

I did an Inter(Re)view with the wonderful Chelsie with this book. To see it, click here.


1 comment:

Gabbi said...

I've heard lots of reviews for this - some liking it, some not, but after reading yours, I don't think I'm going to get it after all. I have a huge problem with confuzzling changing POVs and I don't want to set myself up for a bad book.

Thanks for being the deciding factor!