*I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Summary: Nineteen-year-old Ivy Redd’s talent with a needle and thread has earned her a spot on a coveted reality TV art competition set in New York’s Metropolitan Museum. The prize: a significant amount of money and instant acceptance into the Masterpiecers, the school that ensures new artists fame and fortune. Her talent has also thrust her and her twin sister, Aster, into the spotlight.
Not that Aster needed help with becoming a media favorite. She managed that on her own by running over a wanted mobster. She told the police it was self-defense, because she couldn’t tell them the truth—the truth would make her sister look bad.
Locked in an Indiana jail to await her trial, Aster watches Ivy on the small TV hanging in the dayroom. It’s the highlight of her day, until she finds out what her sister truly thinks of her. Then, observing her sister becomes a punishment far crueler than imprisonment.
My thoughts: Told in two distinctly different POVs* following twin sisters Aster and Ivy, The Masterpiecers is a thrilling story about two girls who hide more secrets than meets the eye. Both live completely different lives; one is in jail for murder, and the other is trying her hardest to be the winner of an a prestigious art competition in New York City. This mysterious story is told in a way that keeps the reader in the dark from both of the sisters’ deepest and darkest secrets, compelling you to read on in order to find out what they both are really up to. And just when you think one sister is the one telling the truth, you may be completely wrong which really kept me on the edge of my seat as I read this book.
*POV= Point of view