The Third Twin

by C.J. Omololu

Book Summary: When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia’s guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they’d never, ever be with in real life. Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

The Third Twin is a great fast YA read. I grabbed was able to finish it in a couple days and really enjoyed it. The author had so many plot twist and turns you never knew what to expect on the next page. Ava is the looking for a good time, live life to the fullest and study later gal. Lexi  is the more studious, has a life plan and doesn’t date much. Then there is Alicia she is party hard and date as many cute guys as you can and don’t commit to anyone no matter how cute. However Alicia is made up and while she is mainly fun for Ava to date the guys who are not rich and drive nice cars, sometimes Lexi covers for Ava and goes out as Alicia. Alicia has committed a major crime and Lexi is going down for it. However she isn’t going down with out a fight. Thanks to a wonderful best friend and surfer dude Zane she is going to solve this crime and hopefully not spend the rest of her years wearing a jumpsuit and going to college behind bars for a series of crimes she didn’t commit.

The Third Twin is a first for me from the author C.J. Omololu. After enjoying this book so much I will be looking for more by her. I love reading thrillers that I don’t figure out the who did it till it is revealed to me or at least right before it’s revealed. The author had me fooled and I changed my mind on who did it a few times through out the book and never guessed the killer. 
thank you netgalley and Random House Children’s for allowing me to review The Third Twin. This is a great YA book, perfect for upcoming spring break or summer vacation reading. Grab a copy for your teen so you can read it also! 🙂 
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