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#28491 in Books 2017-10-10 2017-10-10Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.25 x 1.21 x 5.50l, #File Name: 0062561596384 pages | File size: 41.Mb Mindy McGinnis : This Darkness Mine before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised This Darkness Mine: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. EhhBy QueenBookI really loved a couple of this author's other books, but this one just didn't sit easily with me. The main character is purposefully a hard person to like, but I never got to a point where I understood her. That disappointed me because usually this author takes a character and draws a clear line to their sometimes twisted logic. This time it felt like mental illness wasn't as delicately drawn. The plot was
incredibly ridiculous sometimes. I can enjoy a book that is mind candy, but I expected more subtlety from this author. It felt like cheap thrills won over character development.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Dont judge a book by the blurbBy Pink AmyI wrote a long review on Goodreads marked as spoiler, but didnt want to post here because reviews cant be hidden. The story is very different from the blurb. I wouldnt call it a psychological thriller, because I never experienced any fear or held my breath, however the Sashas psyche is at the cornerstone of the story.2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Well...hmm...wtf?By Cheryl StoutThis book started out okay, just okay. It wasn't terribly exciting - about a high school senior girl clarinet player and high achiever.So the first portion (probably 25%) was high school girls, a distant mother and father, and boring. Then the off-the-wall weirdness started and it seemed like a bunch of psychedelic collages of craziness personified in the protagonist Sasha Stone were thrown together into a whackadoodle mess.And the ending - in the running for one of the worst I've read.I have read other books by this author that I enjoyed, especially her post-apocalyptic NOT A DROP TO DRINK. I don't know if this was experimental writing on her part but to me it was a huge FAIL.I received this book from Katherine Tegen Books through Edelweiss in exchange for my unbiased review. Mindy McGinnis, award-winning author of The Female of the Species and A Madness So Discreet, returns with a new dark and twisted psychological thrillerperfect for fans of Gone Girl and Fight Club.Sasha Stone knows her placefirstchair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. Shes worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.But suddenly theres a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though shes never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so welltoo wellwhen she doesnt know him at all?Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending the chapter of another: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesnt explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule, or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac.Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what shes willing to doand who shes willing to hurtto take it back. Rich imagery and a ruthless protagonist propel the novel forward to its shocking, ominous conclusion. (Booklist)...[A]ninteresting read which addresses family issues and mental health, while blending the elements of a psychological thriller. Recommended for older teens and fans of disturbing yet satisfying plot twists. (School Library Journal)Praise for the FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: McGinnis explores how one teen uses violence for justice in this gripping story that should be read and discussed by teens, as well as those who work with them. (Booklist (starred review))Each word has been specifically chosen, each character superbly and humanly sculpted, the plot line masterfully completed. To say more would be to dilute the experience. McGinnis plays with the readers and they are at her mercy. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review))McGinnis gracefully avoids the pitfalls of creating a teenage vigilante, instead maintaining a sense of piercing realism. Alex is a pained girl in dangerous free fall, whose fierce independence is challenged by newfound friendships, even love, though neither may be enough to stave off the inevitable. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))All three teens are haunted by the memory of Annas murder, and Alexs inclination to both considering and exacting revenge with cruel efficiency leads them all inexorably to an explosive, terrible finale. An unflinching look at rape culture and its repercussions. (Kirkus s (starred review))This is an astoundingly dark but beautifully written tragedy. Sexual abuse and assault are treated with sensitivity here but also portrayed with the necessary weight and power, and the dangerous repercussions of poor self-esteem, limiting social expectations, and secret-keeping are discussed openly and frankly. (School Library Journal (starred review))[I]ts raw. Not raw for YA. Real-deal raw. And violent. And unforgettable. McGinnis explores both and she goes there in a way no one really has before in YA. This is Kill Bill in high school, but with more nuance, bolder choices and a true female perspective. (The Globe and Mail)Your heart may still be pounding after youve finished this book. It is uncannily well timed to our current political situation...McGinnis, who dedicates her book to the victims, examines this dichotomy of hope and violence, love and hate, with dexterity and grace. (New York Times Book )The ending of this dark novel leaves much to be unpacked, and it would certainly spark heated discussion in a book club or classroom. (Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books)Praise for A MADNESS SO DISCREET: McGinnis excels at rich character development; every person readers meet makes a dramatic impact on the story and on Grace. This book is highly recommended. (School Library Journal)A bountiful buffet of twisted, dark intrigue. While others are writing about relatively normal heroes and heroines, McGinnis takes the less-traveled route to bring us a heroine damaged physically and mentally, and to the far reaches of her soul. McGinnis can surely tell a story. (USA Today)Graces story shines. Every person she encounters, mad or trapped by the label of madness, feels achingly real. Readers will wish they could watch her and Thornhollow solve murders for pages and pages more. (Kirkus s)Several storylines are threaded together in this powerful and dark book, examining the line between sanity and insanity and often indicting those who get to define that line. McGinnis extends compassion to the asylums most helpless patients as well as the most disturbed and violent characters. (Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books)Praise for NOT A DROP TO DRINK: A high-quality survivalist story for readers who enjoy internal story arcs as well as external dangers. (Kirkus s)The
intensity of action moves the story forward, but not at the expense of character development. The complex, authentic characters are neither fully evil nor unbelievably good. The honest and hopeful ending-while not happily ever afterwill resonate with readers and leave them asking for more. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))Those in search of fierce female survivalist characters need look no further than this. (Booklist)In an understated but gripping debut, McGinnis paints a stark picture of a world not far removed from our own, concentrating on Lynns gradual emotional growth as contrasted against the physical harshness of her existence. (Publishers Weekly)A brutally beautiful debut, not to be missed. NOT A DROP TO DRINK is an unwavering story with incredible drama, danger, and power. This writer is for real. (Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series)About the AuthorMindy McGinnis is the author of The Female of the Species; Not a Drop to Drink and its companion, In a Handful of Dust; Given to the Sea; and the Edgar Awardwinning novel A Madness So Discreet. A magna cum laude graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in English literature and religion, Mindy lives in Ohio. You can visit her online at www.mindymcginnis.com.