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The Midnight Twins

The Midnight Twins

Written by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Narrated by Emily Durante


The Midnight Twins

Written by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Narrated by Emily Durante

ratings:
3/5 (11 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Jul 3, 2008
ISBN:
9781423364955
Format:
Audiobook

Description

After battling a mysterious fire on the night of their thirteenth birthday, identical twins Meredith and Mallory Brynn awaken in the hospital with terrifying new powers: Merry can see into the past. Mally can see into the future.

But their new gifts come with a heavy price: the mystical bond the twins have shared their entire lives is badly damaged. And now their small town is threatened by a looming danger only the twins can stop. That is, if they can harness their power before it destroys them both.

The first book in a lyrical, haunting new trilogy, The Midnight Twins explores the unearthly connection between the Brynn sisters in the same thrilling prose that has made Jacquelyn Mitchard into a national treasure.

Released:
Jul 3, 2008
ISBN:
9781423364955
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

New York Times bestseller Jacquelyn Mitchard's novels include The Deep End of the Ocean, Twelve Times Blessed, and The Breakdown Lane. She is also the author of The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, a collection of her newspaper columns. She lives with her husband and six children in Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • (1/5)
    I really didn't enjoy this story at all. It was anticlimactic and annoying (the "twin language" I found especially grating). It probably didn't help that I listened to it on audiobook and didn't care for the narrator at all. I love Jacquelyn Mitchard's adult novels and I'll stick to those in the future.
  • (1/5)
    I don't even know what was up with this book. Cool Concept, but really, no
  • (4/5)
    This one was sitting on my bookshelf for a while, but I'm glad I finally grabbed it. A nice blend of suspense mixed with the paranormal gifts of twin sisters. Meredith and Mallory are born on New Year's Eve, two minutes apart; one before midnight and one after midnight. When they are 13, there is a fire that almost kills them. After the fire, the girls slowly realize that one of them can see slightly into the future, and one can see the past. They think they know who set the fire, and they reluctantly realize that one of their peers might be a psychopath.
  • (3/5)
    Mallory and Meredith are identical twins, and are closer than close. When they begin having strange visions, they realize that Meredith can see what has passed, and Mallory can see what is going to be. Their visions put them on the trail of a local teen psychopath.
  • (2/5)
    Mallory and Meredith Brynn have always been unusually closer than other identical twins. Although clearly opposites, they seem to have an unspoken bond—a bond that is nearly broken when a mysterious fire the night of their birthday nearly kills them.After that moment, nothing is the same. Meredith sees visions of the past, and Mallory sees visions of the future. Worst of all, they can’t seem to communicate with one another anymore, which is all the more unfortunate because, at such a vulnerable stage of self-discovery, they just might need each other more than ever before.I have a hunch that this will be one of those series that people pick up because the cover looks pretty and there’s a pretty famous author’s name on it. Otherwise, THE MIDNIGHT TWINS is a jumbled, jumpy, and gnarled mess of characters, ooooo-spooky events, and rushed conclusions.I understand that the twins at 13 years old, and that tweens on the brink of puberty make for melodramatic and often confusing times, but really, now. The mindset of an eighth grade girl does not have to manifest itself in the poor, choppy writing. Mitchard frequently jumps from one moment to another half an hour later, leaving us bewildered readers to fill in the gap and try to keep up at the same time.Most of the time, the book dragged so much and included a bunch of pointless information that didn’t help me understand the twins or their situation any better. The ending is appropriate for a novel written by—you guessed it—an eighth grade girl: chock full of moments where you’re pretty sure you’re supposed to gasp in shock and moan in despair. When the climactic moment occurred, I didn’t feel anything, possibly because by that point I was so sick of the characters and the book’s nonsense writing.I’m sorely disappointed that poor writing killed what could have been interesting characters with interesting abilities. Still, I’ve heard that the second book, LOOK BOTH WAYS, is better, and I must say that I sincerely hope so, for Jacquelyn Mitchard has made me disheartened with this failure of a series starter.
  • (3/5)
    I really enjoyed this book--I couldn't put it down! I have always been interested in twins, ever since I was little. And then I discovered the series of Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, and Sweet Valley University. And it turns out that I am now dating a twin! This book was easy to fly through and kept me on the edge of my seat!
  • (3/5)
    Entertaining book about the mysterious relationships between identical twins... and how they can "feel" each other's emotions. These twins however not only can "hear" each others thoughts and dreams, after surving a fire they discover they have supernatural powers. Coming from a long line of identical twins, these two have powers that no one in their family before them have had before.
  • (4/5)
    Identical twins Meredith and Mallory have different personalities, but they have always been able to "read" each other. Then they are involved in a house fire and while they manage to rescue all of their cousins, Merry's hand is badly burned. After that, it becomes harder for the two girls to relate to each other. Both start having dreams, but Merry dreams of the past and Mally dreams of the future. Soon, they realize that the things they dream of are coming true and somehow the fire is involved.I really enjoyed this bookby noted author Jacquelyn Mitchard. The theme is very interesting and I'm glad to know that it is the first book in a trilogy about the sisters. I can't wait for the next book.
  • (3/5)
    Mallory and Meredith are identical twins born so close to midnight on January 31st that they were actually born on separate days and in separate years. And while they are very different - Mallory is a tough girl who is into soccer and hangs out with the boys, Meredith is a girlie girl who is into cheerleading and fashion - from the time they were born they were inseparable, considering themselves two parts of one whole. The girls even have twin telepathy, which their mother began to suspect when they were toddlers. On the night of the twins' thirteenth birthday, there is a terrible fire in their aunt's home where they are babysitting their younger brother and cousins. The girls rush to save the little kids, but inhale so much smoke that they are unconsious for several days. When they wake, they realize that their lives have changed forever. Their connection is different now - Mallory is having nightmares in the daytime, and while Meredith is loathe to admit it, she is, too. In a mystery that threatens to either tear the girls apart or bring them closer than ever, Meredith and Mallory must use their unwanted gifts to find out if the horrible things they have seen are actually happening in their sleepy northern town.While the concept of The Midnight Twins is a good one, Mitchard struggles to flesh it out in time for the climax, after which the denouement drags along for far more pages than it needs to. The voice is solid, the points of view changing smoothly and with purpose, but there is something to be desired in the plot. Mitchard plans on writing future Midnight Twins books, and it is my hope that these are more refined than her first effort with these characters.
  • (4/5)
    Merry and Mally are twin sisters, born into a long line of twin sisters, who can see into the past and future. One wants to forget about their gift while the other is scared and wants to challenge it. I found the bickering between the sisters to be confusing, but Mitchard really captures the personality of teenage girls, albiet stereotypically.