Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald are identical from the number of freckles they have to the letters in their name. As they grow up their mother reinforces how much alike they are often referring to them as one instead of two as a way to meld their identities and feelings together. If one is sick, she assumes the other must also be sick. If one is cut, the other will be cut the same way. If their father ever buys one a present, he must buy the exact same thing for the other. Kaylee is more accepting of this arrangement while Haylee goes behind their mother’s back in any way she can to differentiate herself. After their parent’s divorce things get worse for Kaylee as her mother is no longer as observant to their every move, which Haylee uses to her advantage. Just when Kaylee thinks things are finally settling down around her, the real horror begins.
“The Mirror Sisters” by VC Andrews is the first in an all new trilogy. The premise was very intriguing. Though filled with repetition and filler material, the author made sure to really hit readers over the head with how alike the twins were forced to be by their mother which was pretty tedious. The last twenty or so pages of the book were a real nail biter and the preview of the next book in the series seems to jump into things quicker than this one did. Overall, it gets 3.5 out of 5 stars.