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In this twisty psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE CELLAR, Ivy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life--and might be responsible for their mother's death.

After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident t
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Published March 3rd 2020 by Delacorte Press
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Em J. It 100% has that good twin/evil twin plot. Personally, I found it too basic. As for spoiling, basically ....

the whole plot is what it sounds…more
It 100% has that good twin/evil twin plot. Personally, I found it too basic. As for spoiling, basically ....

<spoiler> the whole plot is what it sounds. Ivy is "good" and her suspicions were correct that Iris was evil and a murderer. The book ends with everyone thinking Ivy (good) has mental problems and is crazy for thinking Iris is evil. </spoiler>(less)
Shirley McCann Iris and Ivy. Just finished it. Disappointed in the ending.
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Iris and Ivy. Just finished it. Disappointed in the ending.
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Look at this dark, haunted and sooo beautiful cover! It whispers to your ear slowly: “Pleaseeee read me!” And I did what I was told.

Good twin and evil twin, dark one wants to take place of the white one. This kind of mind bending, nail biting, nightmare summoning, evil soul conjuring stories are my all-time favorites and they never make me disappointed as like this book which gave me enough entertainment and irritating satisfaction.

You know classic “Single White Female” theme. They’re not twins
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Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Definitely not a "twisty psychological thriller" as stated on the cover.

It was generic and not well written. Characters were all one dimensional and the ending was very unsatisfying and rushed.
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When I was a kid, I was a big fan of the Scholastic Point Horror imprint-- if you're old enough to remember pulp fiction, these were basically the middle grade version of that: cheaply printed novellas, each under 200 pages, about trashy horror ranging from killer vampires, to serial killers, to dysfunctional family members. What would you get? You'd have to read to find out.



Natasha Preston is a new author to me. I knew she wrote thrille
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Carrie
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Twin by Natasha Preston is a young adult thriller that reminded me a lot of the old movie Single White Female but with teen twins. Iris and Ivy are the twins in this story with Ivy being the protagonist of the book.

When Iris and Ivy were young their parents filed for divorce and at that time Ivy stayed with her father while Iris moved with her mother. Now though after an accident takes the girls mother’s life Ivy finds herself forced to make room for Iris back in her life. It doesn’t take lo
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Jetmira
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Kirsty
Jan 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review

DNF @ 30% but skimmed to about 51%.

You know those posts where someone says, "I made a bot watch 1,000 hours of _______ and this is what it came up with."

Well, I think a bot watched 1,000 hours of Lifetime movies and spat this out.

Nothing feels natural. Our narrator, Ivy the good twin, is not written very well. Her narration of the story is honestly so uncomfortably bad that I was cring
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Mara YA Mood Reader
01/23/2020 Pretty Little Liars vibes?? The book not the series—if you know you know !!
Stephanie
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Selena
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free e-copy of The Twin by Natasha Preston from NetGalley for my honest review.

A story about identical twin girls who are not your usual twins. Years ago, their parents divorced. One sister stayed with their father, and the other with their mother. Their mom ends up dying and Iris moves in with her twin sister Ivy. Things start to go terribly wrong when one of the sisters has bad intentions.
Kristi
The Twin by Natasha Preston is a young adult psychological thriller about two twins, Ivy and Iris who are separated at the age of ten when their parents divorce. Ivy lives with her dad and Iris lives with her mom. They don’t have the twin bond that I so often hear about but because of the twins each visiting the other parent on off weekends and holidays/breaks, their sisterly bond isn’t strong.

"Somewhere over time and our parents' separation, our silly dreams died, and we stopped sharing any ne
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Kat | Rustic Pages
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this one...

I like the concept of the evil twin and had high hopes for this book, but it just wasn't grabbing my attention and felt like a never ending string of bland high school drama. I held out hope that the ending would be worth it and at least leave me satisfied, but I could not have been more wrong. The ending irritated me even more than the rest of the book. Anyways, this book was not for me. Nevertheless, if it sounds interesting give it a try, or another book I w
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Mia
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2020
Disclaimer: My review for this book is based on an ARC sent to my workplace by Delacorte Press; all the following opinions I express are wholly my own.

The Twin by Natasha Preston is a lot like a Sara Shepard book; it has an interesting premise, but there's not a lot of meat to it's bones.

I think it'll be perfect for the 12-16 year old age group; it seems scandalous, but in reality most of the material is very tame (and majorly unrealistic). It's not really a true thriller- it's a cotton cand
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Alaina
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

OMG THIS BOOK WAS FREAKING AMAZING! So dark and I loved all of it.

The Twin, was again, freaking amazing. I loved the whole evil vs good twin because this entire thing had me on the edge of my seat. Ivy and Iris were definitely interesting when it came to siblings. They were separated once their parents got divorced and then reunited years later. No, this is not like the parent trap because.. it just isn't. It's the complete
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Sophia Alexis  Books
So, this book had so much potential. It had the good twin bad twin thing that could have been written in such an interesting way, where the twins were both morally grey and could have avoided typical sibling tropes. But no it instead went for the basic good v bad twin.
Now the middle of this book wasn't bad, in fact, I had a lot of hope for this book. BUT THEN THE ENDING. That ending ruined the book for me, it could have been so good. If this book turns out to be the first in a duology or someth
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Carolynn (All the Books and Chocolate)
I had high expectations for The Twin. When I read the synopsis I thought oh parent trap meets single white female. And it was a little like that, but it was a little like that, but it also wasn’t at all. First, this book is young adult, and I mean very young adult. The characters were all very immature and I had trouble connecting. Which lead me to my other issue, I just didn’t care about the characters.
I think Ivy’s immediate dislike and suspicion of Iris is what really caused this book to not
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Karen
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE TWIN
BY NATASHA PRESTON

I remember a good friend of mine and I discussing that sometimes a great reading experience can take up until the 50% mark before you actually srart to enjoy it. Up until recently I had thought that within the first couple pages I would just know or not whether a book was my kind of book. This book is another example of it taking up to fifty percent before I started to like it. This book was slow to get going but once it did it became addictively great. I don't usually
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Drew Tuá
2,5/5
I hated the ending so much, I am ANGRY
Denise Andre
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free digital arc from netgally in return for my 100% honest opinion.


First and for most I am a huge fan of Natasha Preston and was super excited when she announced she was writing another book and even more excited when I saw the cover and title. What really intrigued me about this book was that I am an identical twin and how Natasha played on the good twin bad twin stigma.

Ivy and Iris are twins and when there parents divorce Ivy lives with dad and Iris lives with mom, with each of
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE TWIN by Natasha Preston in exchange for my honest review.***

At age ten, identical twins Iris and Ivy’s parents divorce, Iris moves with her mother, Ivy stays with her father. Now their mother is dead from fall while jogging and Iris is back with her sister and dad. Soon Ivy suspects Iris is gaslighting her.

I’m a sucker for books about twins, especially dark thrillers like THE TWIN. Natasha Preston can always be counted on to wri
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M.  [storme reads a lot]
I mean, it could have been great. But it was just meh, and that’s all I have to say about it.
Lost in Book Land
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I did so well for a while there! I kept to my schedule and had been reading like a machine, then I lost my pace and things went off track pretty fast. But the good news is I am back and hoping to be back on schedule! I have things planned out for the rest of April (and April just started, so this is a great sign), hopefully, I can take it from there and get May planned out as well. One of the books I finished recently was my Netgalley ARC of the Twin (which just came out March 3rd,
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Sandy
Thank you Net Galley & Random House Children's for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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A dark twisted tale of two twins trying to figure out how to co-exist after 6 years living separately. Ivy & Iris were separated since they were 10 and their parents got a divorce. Ivy lives with Dad, Iris lives with Mom. Until Mom dies unexpectedly while out running one day. Iris moves from the city to the country where her twin sister and dad live.
From there things start going from bad to worse when
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Em J.
2.5 stars

I had mixed feelings about this book. This may sound weird, but the book was written well, and most of the plot was horrible. Basically I did not enjoy 65% of the topic/events in this story but the words and style used were great. This book was a psychological thriller, but for me it was a little bit too much. I love reading mysteries and thrillers, but I think this piece of work was too heavy. The first 40% or so was pretty boring, but most parts up to the end were definitely suspensef
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Claude's Bookzone
2.5 Stars

The next paragraph is a spoiler but not really. I’ll hide it just in case but I recommend not reading the blurb (view spoiler)

I’ve got to say I’m pretty lucky I listened to this as an audiobook because there was a lot of rage at the end. Being on my phone meant that there was zero chance I would throw it out the window in annoyance. I can’t promi
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Tez
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure if cliffhanger because there's a sequel, or cliffhanger because that's just the ending. Relentless pressure with no happy ending.
Aly
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was crazy! It was one of those reads where you see what's happening and want to jump in the story and tell the character "Watch out!" The idea of someone manipulating all those around you so they start to turn against you and when you warn them they think you're losing it is scary enough, but when it's your identical twin sister it takes the creepiness to a whole other level. Ivy is just trying to live her life after her mom dies, keep up with her friends, boyfriend, and swimming but c ...more
Meghan
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Random House Children's - Delacorte Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I am a fan of Natasha Preston and of The Cellar in how breathtakingly thrilling the story was and I had the same expectations of The Twin. I was shockingly surprised on how addicting and thrilling the story was of Ivy and Iris and how they lost their mom to a tragic accident and Iris moves in with Ivy and her dad wi
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Evie
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I took a long time really getting into it, but once I did, I breezed through the rest. I did not expect it would go to the dark places it did, I did not expect the ending either, I wanted the satisfaction of a different type of ending, but was actually really glad Natasha decided to go with the more wicked option.

This was told from one of the twin sister's pov (Ivy) which added to the tension and made me doubt her reliability at times. I did have moments when I questioned: which one of the sist
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Blue
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Twin is one of those books that has you drawn in from the first page, which is done by not only a great plot but also by such mesmerising writing.
I found myself completely immersed and invested in Ivy’s life. You can’t help but feel sorry for Ivy and have that instant need to stand up, protect her and honestly hope that everything goes her way. Ivy recently lost her mother,
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Krissy
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley, ebooks
"The Twin" is about a set of identical twin girls who are anything but the usual twins. When their parents divorced years ago, one sister stayed with their dad, and one went with their mom. After their mom dies suddenly, Iris moves back in with her twin sister Ivy. Things start getting weird as Ivy realizes her sister may not exactly be normal, and have the best of intentions. 


This was a YA psychological thriller. As long as you go into it knowing that, it's a fairly good book. If I'm being supe
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