Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mira, Mirror by Mette Ivie Harrison

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Title: Mira, Mirror
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: Like
Alerts/Warnings: Some violence
Premise: Long after the disappearance of Snow White's stepmother, the witch trapped in her mirror manipulates a desperate peasant and a merchant's daughter to seek the magic she needs to gain her freedom, but the girls show her a power far greater.(King County Library System)

Opinions: "Mira, Mirror" is the story of the Magic Mirror from Snow White a hundred years after the queen dies. Mira the Mirror is desperate to get her human form back and when Ivana, a peasant girl, stumbles upon the mirror, Mira persuades her to help out.

"Mira, Mirror" is one of the most unique books I've read in quite some time. It was nothing like I expected it to be and I kept being surprised by the turns that the book took. I found it compelling to read and I enjoyed the idea of the story. However, there was some violence towards animals that I found disturbing.

In general I liked it. It was well written and surprising. I thought the ending was a bit too unfinished, but I like my stories wrapped up in a nice bow, and this wasn't that type of book. I really did enjoy it and think you will too.


Heather Zundel said...

I've been very curious about this book of hers. I really may have to check it out. What an interesting twist on such a familiar story!

Emily Marie said...

I just finished reading this yesterday. It took me a little while to like Mira, but once I did I got into the story and couldn't put it down. It was definately interesting, I liked it. I'm excited about your giveaway. I'm starting to read The Princess and the Hound today. :)