Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beautful Lies by Jessica Warman

 Title: Beautiful Lies
Author: Jessica Warman 
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Number of Pages: 422
Source: Netgalley


Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins-so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they've lived with since their parents passed away, can't tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong-especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself?

This book blew me away! Seriously.  I thought I knew what was going on, then a twist came, and it caught me so by surprise that it took me quite a bit to recover from it. I didn't ever really recover from the first twist that came my way because so many twists followed that one.

 I just love it when a book catches me completely off guard, and this one did from start to finish. When this book ended, I just stared at it willing more pages on the book to come, but they wouldn't. It was just that good. It left me an emotional mess and I loved every minute of it. This is the second book I've read by this author, and it won't be the last. I can't wait to dig into her backlist! Jessica Warman just made my short auto-buy author list.

I think what was amazing about this book was that it was a pure mystery.  It dealt with a lot of issues-mental illness, fitting in, but I what I loved most was that it was about being vulnerable and that it wasn't a romance or a paranormal mystery.  I want to say so much more about this book, but I'm afraid of giving something away, so I'll just this: take a risk and read this book. You won't be disappointed.