Monday, February 9, 2015

Review: The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

Title: The Third Twin
Author: C.J. Omololu
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Delacorte (February 24, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Thriller/Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.







I have been a fan of Omololu's since her very first book and with each new book out, that fondness just grows stronger.

Her latest release, The Third Twin was every bit as great as I was expecting it would be and had that extra little umph that kept me turning the pages and staying up late to finish it. 

Where should I start with this?

This one kept me on my toes. I was fascinated with the mystery aspect as much as I was with the murders. With each new clue, each new horror revealed, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next and constantly guessing...was there really a third?

The deeper the girls got into their mixed up mess of lies, the more I started to wonder about their innocence and the innocence of those around them. 

The more tangled the web was, the faster it had me turning the pages. I loved it! It isn't often I get caught up in a story like this, in a genre, that let's face it, isn't over run with mysteries or thrillers that really keep you guessing and on edge. So it was no wonder I was hooked.

Once again Omololu shows that she can come up with something creative, something original, and something down right fun to read. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review*

40 comments:

  1. Another twin story! I haven't heard of this author but this sounds like something I'll loved :D

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    1. This was good and sort of edgy. I think you would lie it.

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  2. ooh I like the title for this one! it had my curious the second i saw it. i'm glad that you found this one to be good--i love mysteries, so I'm defs gonna check this one out.

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    1. Yay! I think you will really like the mystery in this.

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  3. THIS SOUNDS SO EXCITING OMG. I love a book that keeps me on the edge!

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  4. This isbthe first I've heard of this author but I like the premise of this book! I love a good mystery and thriller and the fact that it kept you guessing, a page turner and kept you on the edge is just proof that I need to check out her work! Awesome review kindlemom ;)

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  5. This sounds like a fun read, Ali. I haven't read anything by the author, but clearly I'm missing out. The mystery sounds really well-written. I'll be sure to check it out when it releases.
    Lovely review!

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    1. Thanks so much Nick and I hope you do at least check out some of her work, she really is a fun author and had very original stuff. :)

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  6. Ahhhh! I just discovered this one at ALA Ali and snatched it right up. You know I'm on a mystery kick lately, so I'm glad to hear this one is a tangled mess in the best possible way:) Can't wait to dive in!

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  7. This sounds like it did a wonderful build-up of the mystery. I love it when a story can keep you on the edge of your seat like this did. The author is new to me so I'll have to check this out some more. Gah - now I need to know if there's a third twin or not - lol. Glad you enjoyed this one Ali :)

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    1. Ha! I won't tell. ;)

      Try it! I bet you like her writing too Kim. :)

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  8. Nothing better than a tangled web of lies right Ali Thanks for the super review and wow that title just lures you in right
    xo

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    1. So true, sadly. :P
      Thanks so much Debbie!

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  9. This does sound pretty good. I will have to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for the review!

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  10. I haven't read this author. I am always up for a good twisty mystery. I will have to look into this book and the author.

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    1. I hope you do, I think you would like this one.

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  11. Oh wow, this sounds intense. I'm so curious about who the murderer is!

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    1. He hee, you should read this Candace, you would like it. :)

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  12. I should really freaking read this. I would be laughing my ass off, though. There is this huge running joke with me, my friends and family about my invisible friend Emily who came about when I was in 5th grade and told a friend that my 2nd grade picture was really my twin that died. LOL. I blamed her floor stuff all my life, even now. Not like seriously, though. Yep, I definitely need to read this.

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    1. Oh my gosh, that is too funny Christy! You should definitely read this.

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  13. LOL @ Christy

    Great storyline and obviously, well executed too! So was there a third twin?

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  14. I love when a murder mystery has you doubted the players. Are they reliable, innocent etc. This sounds good Ali and was new to me..thanks!

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    1. I do too. I like to be kept on my toes with mysteries. ;)

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  15. I love a good thriller, now I'm curious. I know you reviewed several books from this author, I have yet to try her.. I feel like I am missing out

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    1. You are. :P I have really liked all her books so far and I wish more people knew about her because her work is fun!

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  16. It seems like we have a good mystery there! I didn't know about this one but it's so intriguing! I think I want to try as well! thank you!

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  17. I am so so excited to read this! What an awesome review. I wish so much I could read them all right now ;). Thanks for putting yet another book on my TBR pile...hehehe

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  18. I still haven't read anything by Omololu, and this sounds awesome! I guess I could start with this one. Lovely review!

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  19. I am very intrigued! Can't wait to get my hands on this :3

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  20. This one has intrigued me from the first time I saw it, so I grabbed an ARC and need to get to it. I'm looking forward to it even more now since you liked it so much. Thanks for the review!

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    1. I think you will like this one for sure. :)

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