Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Mirrored by Alex Flinn


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In her hand, she holds a mirror, a big, round, silver one with a long handle. It’s beautiful. There’s a mirror over the sink, of course. Maybe she’s trying to see the back of her hair. But no. As I stand there, staring, she speaks.

To the mirror.

“Mirror, mirror, in my hand, who is the fairest in the land?”

Celine’s life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She’s beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother! When Violet steps into Celine’s life, everything changes and weird things begin to happen to her—bizarre accidents, strange illnesses, and rabid animal attacks. Celine doesn’t feel safe anywhere. It’s almost as if some hateful witch is out to get her.

And there is. Violet has been waiting all her life to have Celine’s father to herself. Getting rid of his gorgeous daughter is child’s play for a witch as powerful as she is. Happy-ever-after isn’t enough for Violet. She wants to be the fairest of them all, and Celine is in the way…but not for long.

Forced to take refuge with her friend Goose and his family, Celine gives up everything she loves and goes deep undercover. But will it be enough to fool Violet, or will Celine’s fate be decided by a reflection in a magic mirror? And where do you find Prince Charming in Miami anyway?

Mirrored is a modern retelling of Snow White—told from the points of view of Violet, Celine, and Goose—with all the magic and mystery readers will love. 


REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

Brilliant! This novel is a fractured Snow White fairy-tale. Once you read this book, your whole perspective on Snow White will literally change with Alex Flinn's powerful descriptions, suspenseful action, and the way each chapter captures you with its mystery. 

Usually I would tell you a sneak-peak into the book, but this book is so exciting that telling you about it would ruin it! 

All I have to say is that Goose is my favorite character because of his loving soul and humor. 

I recommend this book to the fairest of them all! This book was truly one of a kind! 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up based on a few inappropriate parts for younger readers! 

This book was published on September 15, 2015.