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Blurb (from Goodreads):
From the legendary New York Times bestselling author of The Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series comes the first book in a new series featuring identical twin sisters made to act, look, and feel truly identical by their perfectionist mother.
Alike in every way...with one dark exception.
As identical twins, their mother insists that everything about them be identical: their clothes, their toys, their friends...the number of letters in their names, Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald. If one gets a hug, the other must, too. If one gets punished, the other must be, too.
Homeschooled at an early age, when the girls attend a real high school they find little ways to highlight the differences between them. But when Haylee runs headfirst into the dating scene, both sisters are thrust into a world their mother never prepared them for—causing one twin to pursue the ultimate independence. The one difference between the two girls may spell the difference between life...and a fate worse than death.
Written with the taboo-breaking, gothic atmosphere that V.C. Andrews is loved for, The Mirror Sisters is the latest in her long line of spellbinding novels about mysterious families and tormented love.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a contemporary story about identical twins.
The characters in this were a bit odd. The twins’ mother was obsessed with keeping everything the same for the twins, and it got old fast. The twins picked up on it and purposefully tried to please her though, so they were just as bad really.
The storyline in this was literally about how similar the girls were for the first half of the book and it really dragged because of it. When we finally got a plotline we had Haylee and Kaylee attending high school parties, and Haylee experimenting with sex. Haylee did also play a couple of cruel tricks on Kaylee, but for the most part they continued to play up being identical for their mother.
The ending to this was a total cliff-hanger.
6 out of 10