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 what the point of the story was Grrrrrrr I want those hours of my life back 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 instead find them being adopted into a merchant family, learning lessons about true friendship, and even love Gag. Mira is stuck as a mirror for most of the book, and I hated the ending SPOILER ALERT when she finally gets out of the mirror and is really old since she was stuck in there so long And then she dies Don t read this read Beauty A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley instead Or Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Or anything by Tamora Pierce Just not Sisters One A Witch And A Queen 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 Girl She Once Was And Then, Mysteriously, The Queen 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 The Mirror Are On Their Way To Find The Magic That Will Bring Download Epub Format ¿ Mira, Mirror PDF by ☆ Mette Ivie Harrison Both Pain And Hope To Both Of Them Mette Harrison S Mesmerizing Voice Spins A Breathtaking Tale Of Love, Lies, And Redemption 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 queen 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 quite happy with her new form and is not as easily manipulated as Ivana It wi ✓ Mira, Mirror ✓ 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, completely. This 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 t 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 her the mirror when the wicked queen 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 nothing but her voice to advance the plot Mira, Mirror explores those questions and creates an intriguing coming of age novel, not only for the main character but also for the other people in the novel she interacts with My only complaint is that I wish the story had a little humor and joy As Mette Ivie Harrison said about her writing, she has a taste for the grim side of fairy tales Don t be put off by that assessement it s still a very good Mira, Mirror tells the story of what happened to the wicked queen s magic mirror after Snow White s fairy tale ended Mira, the beautiful queen s sister, was trapped in the mirror in order to make the queen beautiful After Snow White defeated her stepmother, however, Mira was left alone on the wall in her hiding place, waiting for her opportunity for freedom After a hundred years pass, a young peasant girl stumbles upon the mirror and Mira uses every trick she learned at the hands of her sister to manipulate the girl into helping her The sweet nature of the girl has unexpected consequences, however, and Mira begins to look at her past and her sister in a new light This book is straight fairy tale, and many of the characters are recognizable from the stories of childhood The new perspective and time frame keep the story fresh, 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 guy person 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, lol I can see how the ending given fits, but personally I felt as though the story reached a climax only to wimp out and fall kinda flat Other than that bit however it truly was an engaging story Props to the author.
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 quest 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 question whether it s good or evil to even practice magic However, I found the morality of this story hazy at best And the relationships between sisters wastoxic in the worst of times and dysfunctional in the good situations Definitely seemed to support the idea that at least one of the sisters in a family is competitive and constantly trying to show up the others while another sister is always self sacrificing aka a doormat HmmmThe story of Mira s transformation into the Mirror was told quickly I mean like within 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 ending. Setting 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 it. Plot I liked how Mette retold this fairy tale Using the point of view of the mirror was very cool and unique 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
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