Books Like The Mirror Sisters
One of the most popular and endearing tropes of many fictional genres is that of the evil twin. There is something about an antagonist who is identical to the protagonist apart from their inverted morality that has enthralled readers over the years. The whole concept of evil twins is also popular in mythology and has been around since ancient times. A good example of evil twins in modern literature is The Mirror Sisters by V.C. Andrews, where identical twins are raised cruelly by a perfectionist mother who insists that everything about them must be the same. For more books that deal with evil twins and unexpected twists, check out the following books like The Mirror Sisters.
by Natasha Preston
The Twin is a psychological thriller by Natasha Preston, the bestselling author of The Cellar. Ivy and Irus are twins who are split up when their parents get divorced. As each parent got custody of one twin, the girls lived apart for years. However, the sisters are reunited when their mother dies in a tragic accident, and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Iris, who is taking their mom's death especially hard, spends most of her time alone in her room, barely talking to anyone. Unfortunately, things take an even darker turn when Ivy promises Iris they can share her life if it makes her feel better. She didn't expect how seriously Iris would take this promise and how easily the people in her life would fall under Iris's spell.
by Michele Campbell
She Was the Quiet One is a suspense novel by the author of It's Always the Husband, Michele Campbell. Rose and Bel Enright are twin sisters who enroll in a prestigious New England boarding school. For Rose, it is the opportunity of a lifetime, but it is a place of temptation and danger for Bel. The relationship between the twins is shattered when Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids and is pressured by them to haze Rose. While Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah, for advice, Bel seeks out Sarah's husband, Heath, who is a charismatic and ambitious teacher. In this world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.
by Rose Carlyle
The Girl in the Mirror is the debut thriller by Rose Carlyle. It is the story of Iris and Summer, twin sisters who are startlingly alike. However, Summer has seemingly never-ending good fortune, which includes her perfect husband Adam, which makes her the envy of cynical and insecure Iris. However, her life changes drastically when she is called to help her sister sail their family yacht from Thailand to Seychelles. Only Iris makes it back and allows Adam to believe that she is Summer. Doing so means having the golden life that she has always envied and brings her one step closer to a vast inheritance left by her manipulative father. However, Iris knows what is at stake if she is exposed and must decide how far she will go to keep the truth buried.
by Lorna Dounaeva
The Wrong Twin is a psychological thriller by Lorna Dounaeva. Mel and Abbie are twin sisters, so when her marriage breaks down, Mel returns to her hometown to live with Abbie. All Mel wants is some space where she can get over the painful separation and then begin a new phase in her life. However, she discovers that while Abbie used to be outgoing and gregarious, her twin is now sullen, hostile, and secretive. Soon Mel finds herself being followed by a sinister man she has never seen before. Unfortunately, by the time Mel discovers the horrifying truth about her twin sister's secret life, she could be the one paying the price.
by Michele Pariza Wacek
The Stolen Twin is a twisted psychological thriller by Michele Pariza Wacek about a college senior named Kit Caldwell. Initially, it seems like Kit has everything she needs, including a bright future ahead of her, lots of friends, plenty of parties to attend, and even dating the football team's star quarterback. But unfortunately, it is all a charade, and Kit is determined not to let anyone know how badly her life is spiraling out of control. She also harbors the dark secret of how her twin sister, Cat, was kidnapped when they were only seven years old. Nobody has ever heard from Cat again until one dark Halloween night, which causes Kit to wonder if someone is playing a sinister and deadly game.
by Caroline B. Cooney
Twins by Caroline B Cooney is the tale of identical twin sisters, Mary Lee and Madrigal. The two are inseparable since birth, but then one day, their parents send Mary Lee away to boarding school while Madrigal stays at home. As Madrigal flourishes at home, becoming more popular and getting a boyfriend, Mary Lee is left feeling lost and lonely at school while envying her sisters' perfect life. Things take a dark turn when Madrigal visits Mary Lee, and tragedy strikes. Everyone mistakes Mary Lee for Madrigal, allowing her to step into the life she always envied, but she is shocked by what she discovers about her twin.
by Stephanie Nicole Norris
Briana and Tiana are the identical twin sisters in Mistaken Identity by Stephanie Nicole Norris. However, the only thing that they have in common is their looks. While everything seems to come easy for Briana, including her beautiful children, dynamic career, and loving husband, Tiana struggles with one challenge after another. Finally, despising her sister and tired of living in the shadows, she decides to take matters into her own hands and get everything she ever wanted.