The Lingering Grace (The Looking Glass #2)
by Jessica Arnold
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
All magic comes with a price.
The new school year brings with it a welcome return to normalcy after Alice’s narrow escape from a cursed hotel while on summer vacation. But when a young girl drowns in a freak accident that seems eerily similar to her own near-death experience, Alice suspects there might be something going on that not even the police can uncover.
The girl’s older sister, Eva attends Alice’s school, and Alice immediately befriends her. But things change when when Alice learns that Eva is determined to use magic to bring her sister back. She must decide whether to help Eva work the highly dangerous magic or stop her at all costs. After all, no one knows better than Alice the true price of magic.
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Find the diary, break the curse, step through The Looking Glass!
Fifteen-year-old Alice Montgomery wakes up in the lobby of the B&B where she has been vacationing with her family to a startling discovery: no one can see or hear her. The cheap desk lights have been replaced with gas lamps and the linoleum floor with hardwood and rich Oriental carpeting. Someone has replaced the artwork with eerie paintings of Elizabeth Blackwell, the insane actress and rumored witch who killed herself at the hotel in the 1880s. Alice watches from behind the looking glass where she is haunted by Elizabeth Blackwell. Trapped in the 19th-century version of the hotel, Alice must figure out a way to break Elizabeth’s curse—with the help of Elizabeth's old diary and Tony, the son of a ghost hunter who is investigating the haunted B&B—before she becomes the inn's next victim.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 3 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book is exceptionally different from the previous book (The Looking Glass). Alice is a normal girl doing everyday things such as homework, high school and dozing off in class.
My favorite character is Eva because she is manipulative, moody and just absolutely fascinating.
I think Alice is a little bored with her normal life and really just wants to be back in the action, so to speak. Toby always has her back and it's great to see him more involved in this book.
I recommend this book to any reader that enjoys magic, adventure and drama.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.
Jessica Arnold lives (in an apartment) and works (in a cubicle) in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a master‘s degree in publishing and writing from Emerson College.
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