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Mirrored by Alex Flinn

Monday, October 5, 2015

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn's modern and mysterious retelling of Snow White, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and true love doesn't necessarily mean Prince Charming.

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.

Goodreads Summary

There have been a lot of modern twist retellings of fairy tales lately. There are books and television shows like "Once Upon a Time"  and "Second Star" that weave current trends into a classic story to revamp stories that are known to work for people of all ages. Mirrored ventures more into the realm of "Descendants," crossed with the movie "Mean Girls." You definitely have the elements of the original "Snow White" here thrown in with the popular pretty girl clique that seems to run the high school. It makes for a fun story that is full of boy-girl teenage drama. 

I felt bad for the girls in the book that weren't considered "pretty" by conventional standards in society. The plot includes a theme that the better looking girls are the ones that get everything in the high school life. While there may be some merit in this theme in life, the book is a big exaggeration on this idea. This is what creates the tension in the book though and keeps you reading hoping that everything gets resolved by the end. The author does a great job developing characters that you absolutely despise, as well as the "good" ones that you really want to root for. This all ads up to a story that I'm sure many of you will truly enjoy.

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by Chris  

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