It’s been a looong time since my last post and for that I apologize. Life gets crazy sometimes and I had a lot going on at once. Hopefully, I can get back in gear and make this a regular thing again!
First of all, I want to say thank you to NetGalley, Random House Children’s Books, and Delacorte Press for allowing me to read an advance copy in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
Be aware there is a ***SPOILER ALERT*** later, but it is labeled in case you want to read the beginning of this. Now for the review…
This was a great story that follows 2 twin sisters that have been separated since their parents divorced, one twin living with each parent. After their mom dies suddenly, Iris comes to live with Ivy and their dad. The story follows the twins and the challenges of settling into life after the huge changes of losing a parent and living together again.
This story was so well-written that I couldn’t put it down! I loved the back and forth between the twins and the way everything played out. I really started getting emotional and feeing for poor Ivy because of everything she was going through. That’s why I absolutely HATED the ending.
I honestly thought Meera was there to help at the end. I just knew that she had left a tape recorder laying in the room somewhere to trick Iris and was going to come back and expose her and get Ivy back home. That would have been the perfect ending to me. As it was, I felt like the story was left too open. Like, what happens next? I get that Ivy is stuck and Iris will make her look like the murderer if she tries anything else, but that’s it? That’s all we get?? I just hate seeing the bad guys win…