Book Review: The Masterpiecers by Olivia Wildenstein

Type: Series
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Source: Review copy from NetGalley 
Where To Get It: Amazon 
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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.


The Masterpiecers is an exciting psychological thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seats. It is told from alternating perspectives of twins Ivy and Aster who could not be any more different. Ivy gets a chance to participate in a reality TV show in New York while Aster is rotting away in prison for a hit-and-run. What I really enjoyed about the book is that there are a lot of secrets throughout the book that makes you anxious to figure out what actually happened. From the way that the story was told, it is hard to figure out who to trust, especially since the story is not entirely one-sided. 

However, although I really enjoy the original concept of the book, The beginning started off really well, but it went a little downhill from there. It was nerve-wracking reading from unreliable characters especially since they are in different places. For the first half could not concentrate during most of Ivy's part in the book and I always find myself skimming through it. 

Overall, I thought that it was a fun psychological read. It kept me entertained and my heart racing. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a thriller book that will leave you in a whirlwind of emotions.

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  1. I've never seen this one before. I like the sound of this especially the fact that it's thriller. Great review! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project


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