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Sunday, January 22, 2012

06 Enchanted Book Tours review: mirror, mirror by Majanka Verstraete

“Look in a mirror and one thing's sure; what we see is not who we are.” - Richard Bach

Mirror, Mirror
Piper's Mom has an obsession with antiques, restoring old houses then moving into them. just like before, Piper Golden and her mother Andrea find themselves in another new home. far from being bothered with this continuous migration throughout her life, Piper actually shares with her Mom a love for old things. while going through stuff in the attic, Piper discovers a mirror which captivates her. after cleaning it, she brings it back to her room and that is when her nightmare begins.
i know that English is not author Majanka Verstraete's first language and i found her writing here a little "awkward" compared to her debut novella The Blood That Defines Us which i also had the chance to read and review. nevertheless, i got past that well enough to enjoy the story. 
aside from Piper's Mom, there are other interesting characters here with their quirks and flawed personalities like Piper's friends and especially the mysterious gothic girl Felicia.  
things started to get really interesting for me though in the latter part of the book. there were twists and turns and i just loved the ending. the writer certainly gave her epilogue a worthy coup de grâce.
*Mirror, Mirror is available at Amazon, Lulu.com (paperback, ePub) and Smashwords. for more information about Majanka Verstraete and her work, please visit http://writings.eternalised.net/ 

my personal rating is:

check out the rest of the tour stops HERE and my review of The Blood That Defines Us HERE

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Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a member of  Enchanted Book Tours and a copy was provided by the author. although  payment may have been received by Enchanted Book Tours,  i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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