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  • Posted May 14, 2011

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    Fun Read

    A solid 3.87. :)

    Mel and his friends live in a world where anything a person can experience through the five senses is governed by a mystery for each sense. The mysteries are kind of like guilds, and are very stingy when it comes to pleasures. Want to use color to paint something? It will cost you. Want to make a candied roll instead of bread? Most of the bakers can't afford to pay for the pleasure. The pleasures have set themselves up like kingdoms complete with their own sheriffs and bailiffs to make sure no one is using a pleasure without paying for it. But of all the mysteries, the fifth mystery (dealing with anything visual) is the greatest of the all. I really, really liked the world building and the rules governing the magic of the mirrorscape.

    Mel discovers that certain paintings contain a mirrormark that allows a person to travel inside a painting. All paintings with mirrormarks connect to each other. This is a concept I've been playing around with in my own writing, so it was really interesting to see how Mike Wilks handled this. Something I really enjoyed was how the paintings took on a life of their own after the mirrormark had been applied. There were literally worlds within worlds.

    The only thing that kept this from being a near five for me was how distant the POV was. I found myself wanting the POV to be much deeper as I read. I think this would have helped me connect with the characters a little better. I know that part of that comes down to personal taste. I just felt like there was a wall between me and the characters for most of the time. A deeper POV would have fixed this. It also had a distinctly British feel to me for some reason.

    With all of the fantastical monsters, I think this would definitely appeal to boys, but I think girls could enjoy MIRRORSCAPE as well.

    I was given a copy to review by the publisher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2010


    A must read book.

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