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The Twin

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  5,078 ratings  ·  1,212 reviews
Ivy and Iris haven;t lived together for years - when their mother and father divorced, each parent got custody of one twin. But after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the devastated sisters are reunited, and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Iris takes their mom's death especially hard. She barely talks, spending hours alone in her room. Ivy can't stand to see ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Delacorte Press
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Drew Tuá
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I hated the ending so much, I am ANGRY
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
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
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
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Kat | Rustic Pages
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
Mara YA Mood Reader
01/23/2020 Pretty Little Liars vibes?? The book not the series—if you know you know !!
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.
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
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.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
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
Kacey Watson
Feb 05, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When their parents divorced, identical twins Ivy and Iris are split apart. Iris chooses to live with their mother, while Ivy stays with their father. But when their mother dies, the twins’ worlds are turned upside down as they’re forced to live under the same roof, and try to come to terms with their mother’s death.

The story is told from Ivy’s point of view, and after only a few pages, I’ve already come to the conclusion that I don’t much care for her. She’s a bit self-centered, somewhat neuroti
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
Sophia Alexis Books
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020, 2-stars
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
Colleen Foster
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whoa what. This book had me on my toes. It's so many twists and turns. Okay so this book is about two twin sisters whose mom passed away. And so the other twin goes to live with her dad. And she starts taking over the other twin life. It's crazy Im telling you. It's a very good read. ...more
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
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
The premise of this one sounded interesting, but it didn't work for me, the rhythm of the book is slow, it begins with many details in the way of narrating the daily life of our protagonist Ivy after her mother died and her sister moved in with her and her father. Things begin to get more interesting about halfway through the story and yet it is only in the last chapters that one discovers what happened to Ivy's mother and sister. To tell the truth I felt I read it quickly but it is a thriller a ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Denise Andre
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Not sure if cliffhanger because there's a sequel, or cliffhanger because that's just the ending. Relentless pressure with no happy ending. ...more
When I was younger I really wished I was a twin. As an only child, I didn't just want a sibling, I wanted someone to share everything with. I wanted to do the twin switches and clothes sharing. Twins were glamourous to me. But after this book, I think I'm good lol.

Ivy and Iris are twins who live with separate parents. When their mother dies, Iris comes back to live with Ivy and their dad. But Iris isn't the sister Ivy remembers and what was once excitement about having her sister back in life s
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
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
Zac MacDonald
Apr 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
The Twin by Natasha Preston was excruciatingly painful to read.

The writing was both lazy and sloppy. The characters were bland and lacked authentic teen voices. The dialogue was difficult to sift through and it was often hard to differentiate between what is being said and what's happening inside Ivy's head. At times it felt like the author was struggling to keep the story in a 1st person perspective but also reveal other characters thoughts and intentions.

The following section is to provide ex
Maria Wheeler
Apr 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021, april-2021
Iris is watching me from the window. But she is not in her bedroom. She’s in mine.

This novel follows twins, Ivy and Iris, who are both struggling in the wake of their mother’s sudden death. After their mother and father got a divorce, each parent took custody of one twin- Ivy with the dad, and Iris with the mom. After the mother’s death, Iris has to move in with her twin and her dad, while adjusting to her new life. The two twins are completely different, Iris being outgoing and extroverted an
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lost in Book Land
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Welcome Back!

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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