by Claire Fayers
When I first opened the envelope with Mirror Magic inside, I instantly cooed over how cool the packaging was. The newspaper wrapping fitted perfectly (it also came with a small bar of chocolate but we’ll pretend I didn’t eat that straight away) and I loved that it looks like it was pulled from the book itself. I loved the teal cover and the bright colour of the characters on the front. They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but I knew that if I had seen it in a bookstore, I would have instantly picked it up to have a look.
Welcome to Wyse, the only town left in Britain with a connection to the magical
Unworld. When Twelve-year-old Ava meets Howell on the other side of a mirror, the two are quickly drawn into a mystery to discover why the enchantments that link their towns
are disappearing. But it’s hard to distinguish between friends and enemies when magic is involved and Ava and Howell soon learn that it can be very unwise to mess with mirrors…
As a kid I used to wonder whether there was something on the other side of the mirror – and still do sometimes if I’m honest – so when I read the blurb, I knew I had to read it. Who doesn’t love a bit of magic?
It was easy to be swept away with the book and enchanted by the characters. Honestly, my favourite character in the whole book was, funnily enough, named The Book. The dry humour or remarks about future things to come definitely gelled with my sense of humour. I could easily imagine The Book smirking, satisfied with its comments.
Admittedly, I haven’t read Claire’s other books but I know I’m going to find her other books – The Accidental Pirates – for me to read in one sitting as well. I loved her writing style, the ability to blend real word with the fantastic. It was definitely easy to become entrapped witinh the world and not want the story to end.
Once I finished, I told my cousin about this book and she’s excited to borrow my copy – hopefully I get it back!
Thank you to Karen and Claire for allowing me to be apart of the tour. Make sure to check out the rest of the blogs on the Mirror Magic tour. Let me know what you guys think if you’ve read the book or are planning to!