March 27, 2018

Blog Tour: The Window by Amelia Brunskill - Review

Today I'm happy to be a part of the blog tour for:

The Window
by Amelia Brunskill

About the Book

Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside--it's hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.

Or so Jess thought.

After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess's life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn't add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?

Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it's a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she's looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.

Because Anna wasn't the only one with secrets.

So I'm a sucker for any book that has twists and turns and gets me questioning everything and everyone.  When I was offered the chance to review this book for the blog tour I knew I needed to because it seemed to have all of that.  And let me tell you - it did!  I'm going to keep things a little vague, so there isn't a chance I'll give something away.  I think what was most intriguing was how it wasn't just one layer of secrets and twists but many.  It was the case of thinking - just like Jess - that ah ha! I've got but then finding it all twisted around again.  That type of story keeps me reading!

But there was more than that.  I liked Jess.  She was real.  Her emotions.  Her reactions - they were all real.  I totally bought into her as a character.  And I really liked how Brunskill had her grow over the course of the of the book.  I really saw her mature.  She had to go through a lot to get there, and I felt for her.  But I really did like the character development.  By the end of the story, she had much more depth and strength to her. 

Final thoughts: Twists and turns galore but even more than that! 

Media Center Thoughts:  I'd put in the media center for the 8th graders.  I think they'd really enjoy it. 


  1. Wow. Just the cover and the premise were enough for me to pre-order this book. :)

  2. This sounds very intriguing. The twists and turns call to me! I also really like the cover. Thanks for sharing. I will hopefully get to check this one out. :)