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The Compulsive Reader: The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard


Born on either side of midnight on New Year's Eve, the Brynn twins are quite unconventional. They’re practically opposites—Meredith is a cheerleader and extremely outgoing, and Mallory is tomboyish and quiet—but they share a unique mental bond that allows them to hear each other's thoughts. On the night of their thirteenth birthday, a dangerous fire alters their link, and gives them new powers: now Merry can see into the past, and Mallory can see into the future. Still reeling from their fractured bond and confused by their new abilities, the twins will have to learn to work together with their abilities to fight a danger that is creeping closer and closer...

The Midnight Twins is an interesting and intriguing book with an engaging and rather unique premise that will grab readers. The main characters, Merry and Mallory, are thirteen years old, but their story will easily capture the interests of most teen readers. Though the beginning gets off on a little bit of a slow start, the book quickly speeds up, and poses many questions that will get readers thinking. Mitchard is a very meticulous writer whose attention to details is quite noticeable, and she creates a very comprehensive and believable world in The Midnight Twins. The psychic elements of the book aren't very heavy, and there is an even balance between "real life" and the supernatural, but the ending will leave readers even more curious than before about the girls’ psychic abilities and eager for the sequel, Look Both Ways.

Cover Comments: While I don't think that this is the most attractive cover I've seen, I like the parallelism with the pond. The covers are also very nice, and I think they help make the cover art pop.

5 comments:

Janssen said...

I have got to read this book - I keep hearing amazing things about it.

Michelle said...

I really want to read this one.The second book of this soon to be trilogy comes out April 2nd of this year. It's called Look Both Ways,just in case you're interested. :)

Books Fall Open said...

Oh, this sounds very interesting! Thanks for the review. I'll have to keep an eye out.

Iryna said...

Wow, this one sounds cool! Another book on my TBR list...

Beth F said...

I loved her Deep End of the Ocean. I'll have to give this one a go.