My Sister and I by Sean-Paul Thomas

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A young teenage girl and her psychotic twin sister must grow up hard and fast in the unforgiving Scottish Highlands as their father - a sick and twisted, violent man, obsessed with the end of the world - teaches them how to survive out in the wild with no one to rely on but themselves.

Let me get my big con out of the way first: GRAMMAR. Ohhh my goodness this had quite a few errors in this which is always disappointing. Things weren't capitalized where they should have been, punctuation wasn't where it should've been, etc. Writers should know basic punctuation and grammar, so this is a huge pet peeve of mine.

I also really hated reading the dad's dialogue. I understand it's a thick Scottish accent, but, "Al be watching, ye’s. Yul no ken when or fae where" made me pause and go WTF? I had to reread his dialogue so much that it gave me a headache. So, if you don't like reading a written out and very thick accent, skip this one. Accents are easier to hear than read. This would probably be better as an audio book because of this.

Okay, onto good.

This was a nice, twisted tale. The dad is obviously psychotic and passed it along to one of the twins. It was interesting to read the difference in the girls. The plot was strong and I liked the inner dialogue of the girl's POV. It was interesting to read her emotions and thoughts after the dad had killed someone. Most books you'd read the killer's POV, not someone a bit on the outside.

Thomas is obviously a strong writer and can grasp an audience. This book is worth a read if you like gore and violence and a bit of creepiness.

3/5 because of the grammar and punctuation issues throughout the entire thing.

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* I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.

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