Summary : If you enjoy exploring the dark side of people, this book is for you.
I have been known to watch a lot of true crime shows on the Investigation Discovery Channel and dig into shows like Evil Twins, among others. When I was offered Playmates by Jess C. Scott for review, I was intrigued after noticing two things; psychological thriller and twins. Not only do I love to read horror and thrillers, I am fascinated with twins, especially evil ones.
Tania and Trevor are introduced at the age of 9. They are twin siblings, Trevor being the one born first. Like many twins, they share a unique bond. They are being raised in a very dysfunctional home where mom favors Trevor and Tania is the more neglected twin. The twins are brilliantly portrayed through the age of 13, with point of views from each of the twins switching back and forth between chapters. The synopsis says this: “Instincts that turn into a deadly game igniting their first taste for blood,” which pretty much sums it up without me having to spoil anything for the next reader.
During the time I was reading Playmates I noticed that the Lifetime Channel happened to be premiering Pedals on the Wind, the movie version of the sequel to Flowers in the Attic. I was about half way through Playmates when I took a break to watch these movies. I remember Flowers in the Attic, however I don’t think I was of the age where I realized how dark and disturbing the storyline of V.C. Andrews’ books were. I watched both movies back to back, thanks to strategic programming, and then came back to Playmates.
I could not help but notice the similarities in my emotions between Andrews’ story and Scott’s story. Both storylines are totally different; however, they are both dark and truly disturbing in their own unique way. If reading Flowers in the Attic bothered you in an entertaining kind of way, you may just like the effects of Playmates. Now, the book is really dark and disturbing for sure, but, truth be told, I could not stop reading it. It is unconventional; it’s creepy and I was completely fascinated.
Jess C. Scott writes the thoughts of innocent minds heading for evil. The most precious bond that only twins could share is completely turned upside down and taken to a whole different level. I could not deny the unsettling feeling deep in my stomach while I read. At the same time, I was so entertained. Playmates is a fictional novel. It is not for the faint of heart.
If you enjoy exploring the dark side of people like I do, I would highly recommend Playmates. Book one ends suddenly, and I am not sure how long I will be able to wait to read the next book in the series, which has an even more sinister title: Bedmates. I can only image that this series is going to take me on a fictional ride like no other. Bring it on sista!Powered by Sidelines