Book Review: Mystery Mother (Replica #8)


Hello all you lovely readers!

How’s life been treating you? I’m busy, busy, busy! My grad school semester started last week, and I moved in with my boyfriend. I really lucked out because my boyfriend had a huge surprise for me and had already started a lot of organization of my furniture and other things. He’s definitely boyfriend of the century! Anywho, let’s get back to the book review at hand.

I’m continuing my binge of the 90’s Replica series with the 8th book, Mystery Mother by Marilyn Kaye

I didn’t love the last book, but I’m dedicated to finishing this series no matter what so I dove right into the next one. On with the review!


Series Review Links

Book Review: Amy, Number Seven (Replica #1)

Book Review: Pursuing Amy (Replica #2)

Book Review: Another Amy (Replica #3)

Book Review: Perfect Girls (Replica #4)

Book Review: Secret Clique (Replica #5)

Book Review: And the Two Shall Meet (Replica #6) 

Book Review: The Best of the Best (Replica #7)



Amy knows Nancy isn’t her birth mother, but she has raised Amy as her own daughter. Then a woman shows up claiming to be Amy’s biological mother. She’s got her own explanations about Amy’s special abilities and wants Amy back. With doubts about her identity, Amy begins to dig deeper into her origins. But the truth could destroy the only family she’s ever known.



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The Review

I was hoping this would be better, but I’m a bit let down by this installment of the series.

The blurb pretty much sums it up. Amy is having some pretty rocky times with her pseudo mom lately, and things take a crazy turn when a woman in a blue car shows up claiming to be her biological mother. Is there a kernel of truth in this woman’s claim, or is she a complete wacko?

This book kind of felt like filler overall.

Amy and her mom are fighting over petty things, and its beginning to have an effect on her. I really felt for Amy, because every teen goes through this with their parental units at some point in time, but I didn’t like how this book undermined the relationship that they’ve built so far. They made it seem like a moment of weakness was enough to make her go back on everything.

As usual the writing flowed really well and was easy to read, but while I liked the mystery element of things, it didn’t really pan out. There wasn’t enough concrete evidence presented to reasonably affect Amy’s belief system, so I felt that it wasn’t convincing and I had to suspend disbelief a bit too much for my liking.

This is probably my least favorite to date, but I’m more determined than ever to finish this series!



That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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