Playmates went above my expectations. I was expecting a read that relates to horror/vampires about these two young children, but this book made me feel pain for Trevor and Tania. Author Jess C Scott did a great job building up the characters and letting the readers adapt and be one with the characters. Jess writing skills were on point because, as a reader, I can visualize everything she was saying in Playmates - original as can be. Playmates contained it all where Trevor and Tania is exposed to extreme violence, sex, alcoholism, drugs, an abusive mother and psychological drama.
Tania and Trevor are twins who were born two minutes apart. Their mother, Angela, only wanted a son and despised Tania to the point where she tells Tania that she wishes Tania was never born. The twins’ parents portray the perfect life to everyone that lives outside of their home. Their mother is part of a bible group and their father, Viktor is dressed neatly every day for work and always smiling during his workday. At home, the parents would start drinking wine at 6 pm and soon after starting fighting. They will toss wine bottles or other objects that will shatter at each other and the kids will clean up the mess and blood when the parents leave the living room. The kids were always in their room when their parents fought. Tania’s mother would entertain men at home during the day when her husband was at work so she can earn money for her drug addiction.
The twins eventually thought of running away from home to escape the chaos at the age of nine. Their curiosity grew until they took their first victim’s life, a black cat on Friday the 13th. The story grew deeper from this point and we see all that happens to these kids and how it affected their thinking about life. It had a major impact on how Tania perceived a female’s life and how a female is treated - it is sickening but the reality of what goes on today in the twentieth century.
The book was very disturbing to me at first and I was not sure if I wanted to continue reading because of the home the twins were living in. I kept on reading because I was curious to see what happened since Jess C Scott said “ Instincts that turn into a deadly game igniting their first taste for blood.” I found out and I must say that I am happy that I put my feelings aside and read the whole book.
I enjoyed reading Playmates and would definitely read book two of The Wilde Twins when it is released. It was a great original masterpiece.
About Playmates (Wilde Twins Series)
Author: Jess C Scott