Friday, December 30, 2011

Mirror, Mirror by Majanka Verstraete

Cover for 'Mirror, Mirror'

Synopsis:
When seventeen-year-old Piper discovers an antique mirror in the attic of her new home, she has no idea what horrors that mirror is about to bring her and the people she loves... Eerie shadows lurking in her bedroom and estranged voices in the dead of night are only the beginning. Piper and her friends must find a way to solve the mystery surrounding the mirror before it makes it next victim...

My thoughts:
When I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book. I like creepy. And this definitely did creep me out. Piper falls in love with this antique mirror, but when her friend says she gets an evil vibe from it, Piper starts to see and hear things that scare her more than she wants to admit. Verstraete wove a great story here with plenty of twists that you don't see coming until they hit you, but then all the pieces she crafted together along the way suddenly become clear. That's just great writing. And the ending... well, I won't give any spoilers, but awesome! If you like paranormal or horror, read this book.


Just for fun:  If you had an antique mirror that you thought was evil, would you keep it around long enough to find out for sure?

44 comments:

  1. No I don't think I would keep it. I am not a horror girl myself. But I love twists and turns, saying this has me intrigued!
    Love, Jodi

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  2. Jodi, you don't have to be a true horror fan to enjoy this. It's got a great story and like I said the twists keep you thinking.

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  3. I wouldn't keep it. On the other hand, I do like to read horror stories, and this one sounds good.

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  4. Catherine, I couldn't keep it either.

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  5. Creepy. I love creepy stories. Another wonderful review, Thank you Kelley. This one, I would keep..lol

    Cecilia

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  6. I would keep it even if I thought it was evil. I would fear that if I did away with it, it would find me again anyway. Isn't that how evil works?

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  7. Diane, very good point! And trying to get rid of it might anger it more.

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  8. ooh! the book sounds fantastic! and i'd never heard of it before.

    mirrors are creepy... so no. i don't think i'd buy the antique/evil one in the first place!

    irrational fears- FTW!!!

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  9. vic, LOL! I think we all have irrational fears.

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  10. the title of this book reminds me a movie that was also tremendous mystery!

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  11. Great review Kelly and no, if I have anything in my house that's evil I would get rid of it or move. I can't even go into certain houses because of that!

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  12. msdiamondhill, really? I'm going to have to look that up.

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  13. The Desert Rocks, what house are you talking about? I'm intrigued.

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  14. I am totally on a dark lit kick right now. I need to read this.

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  15. Tasha, the dark stuff is good, isn't it? I love to creep myself out.

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  16. No, I would definitely NOT keep it. I'm with Vic on this one. Mirrors creep me out anyway, so evil ones must go.

    I might have to pick up this book, though! It's been a while since I've read Horror. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  17. I don't do horror, so I'll pass on this one, but I'm glad to hear it was so well written that it truly creeped you out.

    I'm a complete scaredy cat. I would get rid of that mirror FAST.

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  18. inluvwithwords, I only do creepy horror, not bloody or anything like that. I'm kind of a scaredy cat too, but I read it anyway. ;)

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  19. I would totally get rid : D Creepy is fun, when I'm in the mood. I'll have to remember this one.

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  20. Awesome review! This book sounds like something that I would LOVE! I love creepy and I am fascinated by old mirrors. If i found an old mirror that I got bad vibes from- I would get rid of it. I have a wild imagination and I would probably scare the wits out of myself!


    I hope to read this one soon!
    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  21. Too chicken to fool aound with Evil, (with a capital 'E')I save the creepy for stories of fiction.

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  22. KatieC, yes it is fun. But like you said, you have to be in the mood--or in broad daylight if you're me. ;)

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  23. Jess, it would scare the wits out of me too.

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  24. Mirka, I agree that creepy is better in fiction than real life. I'm a chicken in real life. When it comes to books, I can handle creepy.

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  25. Ooh, this sounds fantastically creepy. Must! Read! Thanks for the recommend! And I'm with the "get rid of the evil mirror" crowd. Does that make me a wimp? ;0) Happy New Year!!!

    (Oh, and on a quick side note--we're in the middle of an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for my blogoversary over at my site. Feel free to join in if you'd like!)
    -m

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  26. M., Amazon Gift Card Giveaway? I'm there! Thanks!

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  27. I'd toss the mirror into Narciciss' pond! Great new look by the way...

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  28. Vic and Emily are right—mirrors are scary in general. All this book needs is a clown and I'll have to sleep with a light on for a decade or two. If you notice my hair sticking up in an unfashionable way, you'll know I took your advice and read this book. (And then promptly disposed of my mirror.)

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  29. No way jose. Great blog Kelly you have so many fans including Mwa. I love the purple. Nah I'm not really great with creepy I sleep holding a teddy bear still. Too much Chucky as a child.Keep writingxoxo

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  30. Thanks, Legacy. Oh, Chucky! My sister is five years older than me, and she let me watch that movie with her when I was really young. I'm still afraid of dolls thanks to Chucky. No lie.

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  31. Ha right! Happy new Year's love!

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  32. Sounds interesting... I usually ignore mirrors and they tend to return the favor; if I had one I thought would give me trouble, I'd probably get rid of it.

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  33. angel011, I tend to only look at mirrors in the morning when I'm doing my hair. Other than that I ignore them too.

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  34. K-For the most part I am fearless about trying new things, jumping in with out too much consideration EXCEPT when it comes to stuff like watching spooky flicks, even books are a stretch. I remember reading the Ann Rice books years ago and having to sleep with my lights on for weeks. So, I don't think I could keep an evil mirror in the house...

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  35. Brenda, to be honest, I couldn't read this before bed. I read it earlier and switched books when bedtime approached. I'm kind of a chicken. :)

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  36. This sounds like such a fun read. Creepy is sometimes my favorite read on rainy days - when I'm not alone. nice review.

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  37. Donna, I love that you added when you're not alone. I'm the same way. ;)

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  38. Would I keep it? Only in fiction!
    Happy New Year, Kelly, and much acclaim in 2012.

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  39. Deborah, I love your answer. :)
    Happy New Year and much success to you in 2012!

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