This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis ~ Review

This Darkness Mine
Hardcover352 pages
Published October 10th 2017 
by Katherine Tegen Books
Source: ARC provided by the publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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.

Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and gripping psychological thriller about a girl at war with herself, and what it really means to be good or bad.

Thank you Harper for sending me a copy of This Darkness Mine for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

This Darkness Mine was so messed up in such a good way. It kept me engaged and intrigued all the way to the very end. Psychological is an understatement with this book. This book twisted all its characters and had me completely all turned around on what would happen next.

I am an identical twin so the concept immediately intrigued me. Just the idea of consuming your twin and the places you could go with that line of thinking was creepy, bizarre and possible all at the same time. What made this even more possible was Sasha's mental stability.

I also enjoyed getting to see the psychological aspect of how those around her interpreted her finding out that she was a twin in the womb and her belief that her twin lived on inside of her and was now a part of her. 

This book was one roller coaster ride with an ending I promise you will not see coming. Mindy is becoming one of my new favorite authors. Her writing is fearless and a force. She takes on books like a beast. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years. Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films. The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014. Her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET won the Edgar Award in 2015. Her newest release, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES is available now!


  1. Oooh nice! I was keeping an eye on this one but may be close to just buying a copy! Glad to hear it keeps you on your toes! Nice review!


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