Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock
Kara and Lizzy are identical twins and also just happen to be the only grandchildren of their billionaire grandfather. They live with their father and extremely loving step-mother (their mom died in a car wreck when they were newborns). When their grandparents and father die in a plane crash, their worlds are turned upside-down by their birth-mom’s parents who care nothing about the girls, but will do anything for the money.
What I thought:
I know for me, when someone respectfully gives a negative review, I’m very grateful to them. That’s what I’m about to do. So, if you disagree with me, I hope I don’t get on your nerves.
Told in first person by Kara, you get a very good picture of the sad, lonely, hopeless and grimy life they live with their abusive hillbilly grandparents who gamble away the money meant for the twins. Lizzy and Kara do everything you would think of kids left to themselves to do; from stealing to drugs and all the other stuff that goes on in a world like theirs. I was grateful that the author didn’t go into detail in those areas, but other than that, I didn’t find much to like about the book. I thought it was going to be sweet as Amanda (their step-mom), loved them from afar and waited for the day she could get them back, but instead it was rather frustrating and almost depressing. I would not recommend this book.
(As a side-note: It’s not all bad, I’m just very opinionated about books, and I thought this one had a wonderful beginning and could have turned out great, so I was very disappointed. I will say it kept me going though.)
BookSneeze® provided me with a complimentary copy of this book, but the views are my own.