Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: October 10th, 2017
Dates read: November 14th-16th, 2017
Rating: ★ ½ / 5
Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure that her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.
But suddenly there’s a fork in the road, in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it, and she relishes the smell of him—smoke, beer, and trouble—all the things she’s avoided to get where she is. Even worse, every time he’s near Sasha, her heart stops, literally. Why does he know her so well—too well—and she doesn’t know him at all?
Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending another’s: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac. As Sasha loses her much-cherished control, her life—and heart—become more entangled with Isaac. Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.
Note: This is a review of an advance reader’s edition, not the final product.
Mini, spoiler-free review: This book honestly was a bit of a mess. The premise itself just required too much suspension of disbelief for my tastes, the storyline was all over the place, and every single side character was poorly written and fell extremely flat. However, I did enjoy the unreliable narrator aspect of this story, even though it was a bit ridiculous at times. If you’re looking for a quick, somewhat dark read with unlikeable characters that shouldn’t be taken too seriously, then this book is for you, but if you (like me) think the premise is a little ridiculous, then I’d pass on this one. Also, I just want to warn anyone who is sensitive to gore and bodily harm that this book contains a lot of it.
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