Title: Mirror Mirror
Author: Les Edgerton
Publish Date: October 18th 2012
Publisher: StoneGate Ink
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Thriller
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
You will never again pass a mirror without a slight chill… once you have read Mirror, Mirror. Elizabeth Mary Downing is a typical American teenager…almost. When she peers into a mirror, she sees someone else staring back–an image identical to herself in every detail save one–the mirror image has blue eyes. Elizabeth’s eyes are brown! She is told by her mirror counterpart, “Liz,” that she can enter any mirror she wants through “trans-starence” and when curiosity prevails over fear and she enters the mirror, trading places with Liz, the horror begins as Liz wreaks havoc with what was a normal life. Elizabeth’s attempts to trick Liz into going back into the mirror reflect both suspense and humor and just when all hope seems lost, she succeeds… only to discover she has to return to the mirror to reverse events and get her life back to where it was. She succeeds… only she leaves part of herself forever in the mirror.
Mirror Mirror by Les Edgerton was a quick read with a plot that I hadn’t heard or read any other books being about. It was also a free book on Amazon so I downloaded it. Mirror Mirror starts with Elizabeth telling you about Miss Blue Eyes, the girl in the mirror that isn’t her. She’s seen her in the mirror since she was six years old. She knew it wasn’t her reflection because the girl has blue eyes while she has brown.
She ends up talking to her and is shocked to find out she is talking back and then is coerced into going in the mirror where she can travel to any mirror anywhere. Well, it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be and Liz (Miss Blue Eyes) makes a mess out of her life turning her into a slut, bad student, and her family dislikes her. It’s kind of funny in a way.
Elizabeth did annoy me in the beginning because it was a lot of rambling from her and I just really felt like I was reading a teenagers thought and okay, she is 17 (I believe that was her age) but the rambling was a bit annoying. It faded by the middle of the book and I’m guessing it’s because she kind of had to grow up from being in the mirror.
The ending of the book was very predictable but overall it was a quick and decent read. I could see this being made into a longer book with more descriptions, story line and oh yea, less rambling from a teenager. I enjoyed it though, good short read.
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