Review: Doppelganger by Milda Harris

Series: The Doppelgangers #1
Publication: July 30th 2012 by Smashwords Edition
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: ebook
Citrus Leahy is having a really bad day. First she's late to school. Then she runs into the girl who drives her nuts because she always calls her Orange instead of her name. To cap it all off, when Citrus finally makes it to class, she sees herself already inside. Wait. What? Citrus Leahy has a doppelganger! It's probably aliens taking over the world and her life has just turned totally upside down. Goodbye, normal. Hello, paranormal! Luckily, her crush Aedan has the exact same problem!

If Citrus is having a bad day, well, I'm definitely having a bad read. First, she keeps on blabbing. Second, the first is annoying. Lastly, she is a waste of time!

Doppelganger is written in the voice of the main character, Citrus Leahy, where she woke up in a day that is strange for her. Strange is she's late. Because she said so that she's a good girl and never gets late for school. But knew it was going to be a bad day when she woke up. How strange is that? Totally unlike her, she said. Apparently, totally dumb. Citrus went to school, getting a late slip, and seeing herself in class, answering their World History test. How could that be when she's just outside the classroom? Luckily, (yes, luckily he's character is included or I could have died reading Citrus' thoughts) Aedan Finnegan too got the same problem.

"Don't let them see you," Aedan warned, startling me out of my thoughts on fainting, by grabbing my arm and moving me out of the eye line of the students in the classroom. WHAT?!?!? Others might have enjoyed but Milda Harris wrote Doppelganger to displease me. The annoyance is exaggerated.

The word 'Doppelganger' is gravely overused. We get the point. It's practically the reason why Citrus is being an annoying Orange and runs the whole book just blabbing with her feelings on Aedan and her other crazy sentiments. (She should have remained being a good girl.) Her conflicting and contradicting emotions are beyond irritating. She would just blow you, she's crackpot!

I think Doppelganger would be better without Citrus? Ignominy. No matter, Aedan's character is one of the two reasons why I finished reading this. I like the idea of him. He's cunning, and bonus points on not knowing he's *Spoiler: not Aedan at all. Citrus calls him Doppel-Aedan.* The second reason is, I wanted to know how Citrus gets through the Doppelgangers. But this ends in suspense! Talk about surreal.

While Doppelganger is good on ending being a cliffhanger, it is still not a recommended read, especially for those who don't have much patience to characters like Citrus Leahy. Preferably, I would not read the sequel. I'm positive it's not a help.

Interested to read 'Doppelganger'?
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Source: Author via Netgalley · I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content.


Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

  1. I can't stand annoying main characters. I will pass on this one.

  2. It's too bad that it wasn't more and that in the end you had some problems with the main characters... lol that's a big problem there. The idea is interesting and at the same time it's a bit strange I confess. thanks for the discovery.

    1. I agree the idea is interesting. I am still 55% interested in reading this further for the reasons I want to know more of Doppel-Aedan and how the main character went through it all. *Sigh. You're welcome.

  3. Well, this sucks, because the synopsis sounds so intriguing. But I can't stand annoying main characters, although it depends on how it's executed in the story. I've read a couple of books with annoying main characters, but they do undergo character development, hence, me not having that much of a problem with them. :D Anyway, great review, Yani!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

    1. I didn't include if there's a development in character of Citrus bc that would be a spoiler. Yep, I was intrigued too, I have not read books with doppelgangers but this disappointed me. Thanks, Blessie! :)


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