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E mirror are on their way to find the magic that will bring both pain and hope to both of them Mette Harrison's mesmerizing voice spins a breathtaking tale of love lies and redemption. I loved this book To put it neatly it was AMAZING I haven t been a huge fan of fairy tale retellings as of late but this was truly amazing It feels weird going straight for the 5 star rating I can count on one hand how many five stars I gave last year 4 not counting the books that I had already rated a few years ago but had deemed worthy of the rating after a re reading This is the first 5 star this year And it deserves it completelyThis book completely surprised me I knew that this was a story after Snow White focused on the mirror called Mira It tells the story of how a young woman was manipulated by her sister and then left for the dust for a hundred years I knew that somewhere along the way the mirror would find another young woman but from there I knew nothing else What I didn t know was that we would be getting a wonderful POV from Mira the mirror herself I saw what she saw heard what she heard felt what she felt this sounds completely normal except for the fact that it can be very limiting to be a mirror The narration was surprising and perfect Mira would narrate what was going on around her than seamlessly shift into a flashback about her life as a human girl and the life she lived with her sister and the witch they lived with Sometimes I didn t even notice the switch it was that smoothWhat I didn t know was how much I would love the characters Ivana the first young woman that Mira meets is a peasant girl who was abused before she ran away What I didn t know was that there would be a second young woman Talia who would switch this story up a lotI didn t like Mira much in the beginning I felt a lot of pity for her for she had lived a hard life much like Ivana before she was sold to a witch to be an apprentice Her need to be human again after her sister died took up every thought She manipulated poor Ivana and that s where the wonderful story starts I don t know when I started to love Mira that shift was as seamless as the story itselfThe story was a little slow to start out with but it continued that way through the entire book That s not a bad thing There s not a lot of action but because there doesn t need to be Mira tells her story slowly but she also tells the story of Ivana and Talia and how they become sisters What I didn t know was that this book was going to make me cry laugh and glow after I finished reading it It kept me thinking This is a story about sisters not about romance or revenge It s a story about two sisters in the past and two sisters in the present the present in the book mind you It s recounted so beautifully with detail that is mouthwatering All the characters developed at their own pace until they were well rounded I loved it I loved it allI could keep going on but I don t want to get too much into the story itself because I don t want to spoil its perfection Truly it s that wonderful Read it Please Will in the World their way How Baking Works the magic The Summer House to both of The Seance them Mette Harrison's mesmerizing voice spins a breathtaking Crap Crimes tale of love lies and redemption. 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Two sisters One a witch and a ueen The other transformed by her sister's touch into a mirror a mirror with voice and memory and magic but no power to transform herself back to the gir. A very interesting premise and expertly written story However I just didn t fall in love with it of the characters and felt like I was just reading a fairy tale complete with the homily endingSetting Typical medieval but without the fancy descriptions Seems to be her style I actually don t have a problem with this in theory but I didn t really feel drawn into the story and this may have had something to do with itPlot I liked how Mette retold this fairy tale Using the point of view of the mirror was very cool and uniue I didn t feel that the plot was horribly predictable either I could often tell what was going to happen but not than a few pages before it actually did And there was the interesting twist on the original story with the relationship between the mirror and the witch ueenConflict Mette did a good job of setting up lots of conflict between the characters and between story goalsCharacters The characters in this story didn t really come alive to me I m not really sure why so I m not sure how to avoid it myself It could be that everyone pretty much acted out their job like they were all just archetypes and not real people It could have been the fact that it was told from the viewpoint of a mirror and we never got into anyone else s head Or it could be that all this was entirely premeditated by the author and was integral to the story and I just didn t see itText Mette is great at making her writing clear and simple Child Support touch into a mirror a mirror with voice and memory and magic but no power 777 the Lost Blood to Abandoned Alice to Map My Heart the gir. A very interesting premise and expertly written story However I just didn Scandal t fall in love with it of The Fashion Condition the characters and felt like I was just reading a fairy Embellish Me tale complete with The Snakehead the homily endingSetting Typical medieval but without The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to be her style I actually don Truly Wilde t have a problem with VEGAN ganz anders this in An Infamous Army (Alastair, t really feel drawn into Score! the story and Abela this may have had something A Sisters Secret to do with itPlot I liked how Mette retold Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch this fairy Butchers Crossing tale Using Unchained Melanie the point of view of Olivias Luck the mirror was very cool and uniue I didn Middle Class Problems t feel The City of London, Volume 2 that Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the plot was horribly predictable either I could often How We Lived Then tell what was going Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to happen but not Winnie Davis than a few pages before it actually did And The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries there was The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the interesting The Tower twist on The Seeds of Time the original story with The New Black the relationship between Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the mirror and Two Hours the witch ueenConflict Mette did a good job of setting up lots of conflict between Finding Us (Finding, the characters and between story goalsCharacters The characters in The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination to avoid it myself It could be The Girl in the Glass Tower they were all just archetypes and not real people It could have been The Great Divide the fact The Lady and the Peacock that it was Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith told from The Real Deal the viewpoint of a mirror and we never got into anyone else s head Or it could be The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories to The Winter of the Lions the story and I just didn The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 t see itText Mette is great at making her writing clear and simple

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L she once was And then mysteriously the ueen disappears and another girl finds the mirror This girl has troubles of her own but she is also a means to escape and soon the girl and th. SUMMARYWhen Mira is apprenticed to a witch the witch s apprentice adopts her as a sister Too late Mira learns that she should not trust her new sister when she changes Mira into a magic mirror Mira s sister becomes the wicked ueen of Snow White fame while Mira once her usefulness has worn out is abandoned The end of the Snow White tale is barely the first act of Mira s enchanting story When Ivana a peasant girl running away from her cruel father stumbles upon Mira Mira sees a chance to possibly restore her original form Mira manipulates Ivana into becoming best friends with a wealthy merchant s daughter named Talia Mira uses her magic to change the girls appearances so each resembles the other What Mira does not anticipate is that Talia is uite happy with her new form and is not as easily manipulated as Ivana It will take all of Mira s cunning to regain enough power to restore her form but as she comes to know Talia and Ivana will Mira be as ruthless with their lives as she needs to beMY OPINIONThe bio on Mette Ivie Harrison tells us that she studied German in college which is where she got her taste for the grim side of fairy tales I hate to break it to you but from a feminist perspective all fairy tales are grim Anyway There certainly is a tendency toward the grim or at least bittersweet in Harrison s books I had read Harrison s The Princess and the Hound which was akin enough in theme at least to Robin McKinley s Deerskin that I enjoyed it bittersweet ending and all I gave this book three of five stars largely because of Harrison s writing style Her prose flows easily her dialogue is well written and if the plot lingers too often well you feel as though you re on a leisurely holiday strollThe rest of the book however doesn t merit than a star a star and a half While the premise is captivating the plot and the characters fall flat The characterization of Mira is decidedly lacking although she has the potential to be one of the greatest characters of this genre Talia and Ivana are created similarly It s as though Harrison is reigning herself in from describing them as kick ass heroines and thus all she does is weaken and diminish themIn terms of the plot you could substitute my father s catch all spoiler phrase they were ran over by a bus and not miss much of what s going on There s no climax no great repentance even though Harrison tries her best to make you believe there is It leaves the book hopelessly lackingOther goodreadscom reviewers say that this is a retelling of Snow White although in fact it includes elements of a number of faery tales such as Beauty the Beast or the lesser known Snow White and Rose Red You might try Gregory Maguire s Mirror Mirror for a Snow White retelling that s just as dark though it s written for an older crowdActually though I m not sure whether to tag this book as middle grade or young adult One of the girls is sexually assaulted which makes me think YA then again the end is morally trite enough love conuers hate to make me think middle grade There s the torture of a pregnant deer but there s the simple sentimentality of sisterly bondsThis is a book that s going on my Paperback Swap shelf because there are any number of other books I d prefer to own than Mira Mirror

  • Hardcover
  • 313
  • Mira Mirror
  • Mette Ivie Harrison
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 9780670059232

About the Author: Mette Ivie Harrison

My name is pronounced Metty like my mother's Betty It is Danish and we were all named after ancestors I guess by the time they got to number nine out of eleven it was getting tricky So I got the funny Danish name no one knew how to prounounce In Denmark it should be meta like metaphysical It's from the Greek for pearl And no it's not short for anything Not even Mediterannean



10 thoughts on “Mira Mirror

  1. says:

    I LOVE books that are twisted fairy tales They always seem to be my favoriteThis book is a parody of Snow White except it's all about the mirror Turns out she's a person turned into a mirror by the evil witchI d

  2. says:

    You know the mirror from the Snow White fairy tale Or do you? One hundred years later she is still hanging on that wall This is her uest to be human again In the world of Mira Mirror a witch's magic was taken from death and right from the start the reader has to uestion whether it's good or evil to even practice magic However I found the m

  3. says:

    A very interesting premise and expertly written story However I just didn't fall in love with it of the characters and felt like I was just reading a fairy tale complete with the homily endingSetting Typical medi

  4. says:

    SUMMARYWhen Mira is apprenticed to a witch the witch's apprentice adopts her as a sister Too late Mira learns that she should not trust her new sister when she changes Mira into a magic mirror Mira's sister becomes the wicked ueen of Snow White

  5. says:

    This sounds like a great book a reimagining of Snow White and the mirror mirror on the wall business but it goes horribly wrong Mira is a witch’s apprentice trapped in a mirror by her “sister” apprentice and used to give her sister power by magically enhancing her beauty After a hundred years of this she is found by a peasant girl Mira decides to use her to become human again But her schemes to get magic

  6. says:

    I was intrigued that the main character of this fairy tale was the magic mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves How did the animating personality get inside the mirror? What happened to herthe mirror when the wicked ueen didn't succeed in killing Snow White with the poison apple? Can she escape her imprisonment in the mirror? And how can a main character be a mirror with no way to get around or control her movements and no

  7. says:

    I loved this book To put it neatly it was AMAZING I haven't been a huge fan of fairy tale retellings as of late but this was truly amazing It feels weird going straight for the 5 star rating; I can count on one han

  8. says:

    Mira Mirror tells the story of what happened to the wicked ueen's magic mirror after Snow White's fairy tale ended Mira the beautiful ueen's sister was trapped in the mirror in order to make the ueen beautiful After Snow White defeated her stepmother however Mira was left alone on the wall in her hiding place waiting for h

  9. says:

    I considered giving 5 stars but I found some of the ending to be a bit disapointing The rest of the story however was great Ever wonder how that guyperson in the mirror in snowwhite got there? Or who it was? Or why they were there? Yeah me neither lol Ok I did a little Luckily we get through the whole Snow white bit in the prologue and have an entirely original I think and captivating story Unlike my lil review here lo

  10. says:

    Most of the book was just boring but the ending was spectacularly awful AWFUL I hate it when I sludge through a book that I don't really care for hoping that it will 'grow on me' only to get hit in the face with an ending that makes me wonder

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