Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: Mirror Mirror Majanka Verstraete

I was happy more than happy to be tour a stop for the book tour for Majanka Verstraete's book Mirror Mirror.  Majanka Verstraete is a twenty-one year old female from Belgium. She’s currently studying law at university. Her greatest passions in life are writing and reading. She especially enjoys writing books in the young adult genre, ranging from young adult horror novels to epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She has currently published two books, The Blood That
Defines Us and Mirror, Mirror. She’s working on a collection of horror short stories, The Thirteenth Hour, which is due for release on June 1st 2012. Her current writing project is a paranormal romance series under the working title “The Angel of Death Series”. Volume one will be entitled “Soul Thief”.

Mirror Mirror is a young adult novel about a girl named Piper.  She has a love for antiques and so it is no surprise when she falls in love with an old mirror she finds in the attic of her new home. She places the mirror in her room only to soon find herself having nightmares and hearing strange voices. 

I enjoyed the book but some parts did trip me up a bit. English is not Ms. Verstraete's first language so some turns of phrase I had to reread a few times. But that did not distract too much from my enjoyment of the book. There was enough going on that it left me wanting to read more to see what was going to happen. It was much more of an intelligent read than I was expecting. I also adore the cover since as many of you know I enjoy looking at the covers of books almost as much as I enjoy reading them. Over all I think the book was a great read and that anyone who is a fan of the YA paranormal genre will enjoy it. I would love to see a second book. I give the book 3 and half out of 5 stars. 


Majanka said...

Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm planning on going through another editing round with the book, because the thing most reviewers mentioned as the one downside about the book were the errors. So I'm trying to get that out of the way, so people will be able to focus more on the story!

I'm glad you thought the book was an intelligent read and that you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book!

Cozy in Texas said...

Writing is a tough business. I admire anyone who tackles it and publishes in English when it's not their first language. Quite an achievement.

carol said...

Sounds like an interesting story, even though I'm not much of a horror fan.I'm glad to see from the author's comment that she's actually listening to what reviewers have to say.

Angie said...

Sounds like a good one. :)

I was tagged in a question event and in turn have decided to tag you too. If you don't participate or don't want to, no worries, I won't take it to heart. ;-) I know we are all busy with reading and blogging as it is. I just thought it was a fun different thing to do on my blog, so when I was tagged I decided...why not. LOL!

"rules" are in my post:

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