Monday, November 10, 2008

The Midnight Twins

The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Book 1 – Midnight Twins)

What was this book about?

Twin sisters Mallory and Meridith have spent their lives connected. They can talk to each other without talking, they have their own special language, and they can feel when the other is hurt. On their thirteenth birthday they are involved in a horrible fire that almost takes their lives and the lives of their cousins and brother. But they save them all.

Dealing with this drama as a teenager is difficult and they figure out that while they seem to be perfectly healthy – they haven’t walked away from this experience as the same people. They no longer are as close as they once were – they don’t dream the same dreams for instance.

But they also have a newer and scarier power – one of them dreams of things that are going to happen, while the other dreams of things that have happened. This combination allows them the ability to change the future. Make things turn out better. But doing that as 13 year old girls is terrifying. They would be risking their lives to make the world a better place. Can they deal with it all?

What did you think about the book?

I really liked this book! I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here. It has a nice twist of family including what I believe to be a true bond between some twins. Where they just know a little more, feel a little more, then they should. Jacquelyn Mitchard has taken it to the next level. She has added in a twist of family abilities that are eventually explained.

The girls are like any other teen except for they have each other, and now these powers. Dealing with having this sort of knowledge is definitely something they are not looking forward to – they are having enough trouble just being teenage girls.

What genre would you consider this?

Paranormal/Family Dynamics, Teen


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