This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

Posted October 23, 2017 | 26 Comments

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnisThis Darkness Mine
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Format: eARC
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher

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.

What the eff … ? This Darkness Mine is a trip! I was not expecting the ride this book took me on, but damn, was it ever good. I couldn’t put it down!

I thought this would be a run-of-the-mill mystery/thriller, but it definitely is not. It’s twisted, thrilling, and had me questioning everything. I didn’t know what exactly to believe, and I can’t tell you how much I love that.

Not going to lie, Sasha freaks me out. And I love it! She’s such an unsettling character, and I couldn’t resist getting completely drawn in by her. I also love Brooke. She’s definitely … interesting. 😀

The writing has a sharpness to it that fits Sasha’s voice perfectly. It also adds an intensity to the overall disturbing vibe of the story. It gave me chills at times.

I don’t want to say much else because this is a book best experienced without too much input. Just dive in and enjoy!

Update: I wrote the above weeks ago after reading the book, and I’ve grown to love it even more since then.

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26 responses to “This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

  1. I skipped this one because I read her book last fall that started out so great but then it fell off the rails. I will see if I can get this from my library. You have me curious.

  2. Wow, sounds SO good; it’s tempting. Now, I’m curious. One of my weaknesses is when someone said a book is awesome. Hehe. Thanks for sharing, Christy. Need to check this one out especially the author. She’s new to me. Fantastic review. 😁❤️👍🏻

  3. Ooh Christy this sounds brilliant! Usually YA thrillers are pretty predictable I’ve found but I love a darker read! Really looking forward to grabbing a copy. Brilliant review and love seeing how impactful it is even weeks after you’ve finished <3

  4. I had to read this review because I was thinking McGinnis was the author of The Female of the Species…which I read because of your review and I loved it. Guess I’ll be adding this one to my wish list. I love a story that is so twisty I’m at a complete loss as to what or whom to believe. Chilling and has you still thinking about it weeks later? Yep. A must read! 🙂

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