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The mirror can send you to the past, but it will not bring you back.
With superb world-building that includes the real world, the faery world, and a dystopic future, this hauntingly astonishing adventure is the start of a new trilogy from the master of the sci-fi/fantasy genre, Catherine Fisher. Fans of Orson Scott Card, Dr. Who, Shakespeare, and Blade Runner won't be disappointed.
• “A spell-binding maze of mystery-filled pages full of unexpected twists and turns that will draw readers in … combines time travel, the fey or faeries, and a future in ruins with potent success… Fans of Kady Cross, Cassandre Clare, and Doctor Who will be enthralled with this must-read title.” -VOYA, starred review
"Fisher effectively alternates brooding mystery with thrilling action. This blend of science fiction and fantasy is certified fresh." -Booklist
"Punctuated with narrow-escape scenes and, in its time-travel plot, hints at thinking about how acts of the present impinge on the future." -Horn Book
"Readers will be dazzled, captivated, and desperate for the next installment." -Kirkus Reviews
"An engrossing, enthralling fiction." -New York Times
"Intense and worthy of the fantasy, mystery, science fiction genre." -Library Media Connection
“With an impressive cast of intriguing characters and interwoven plotlines, this marvelous novel blends science fiction, fantasy, time travel, mystery, and adventure. Fisher deftly crafts each scene to create a gradually emerging puzzle with lots of tiny pieces…Those who loved the genre-mixing fun of Colfer’s Artemis Fowl will find this to be right up their alley.”—Starred Review, BCCB
Posted May 21, 2013
Catherine Fisher does it again. If you loved Incarceron, if you love smart, intricate fantasy/sci-fi with an emphasis on amazing world-building and surprising plots twists, if you love time travel and a cast of multi-demensional characters, you can't miss this book! It is the start of a series too, and I can't wait for the next one.
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Posted May 9, 2014
My husband accuses me of hiding. He's right. I place books all around the house in weird places so that I can hide when I need a break. I will sit in my closet with the door shut and read because no one thinks to look for me in the closet. I have what I call "hiding spot books". Obsidian Mirror started out as a hiding spot book, but it didn't end up as one.
The problem with hiding spot books is that they take longer to read than books out in the open because you can't hide for more than a couple minutes. This is not the kind of book I could read a bit at a time. I found myself hiding for far too long as I dashed through the pages.
The story is bone chilling. It's haunting and mysterious. A melding of fantasy and time travel that you can't walk away from. The characters are troubled - each trying to get to the mirror for their own reasons. But the mirror is not so easy to use. It doesn't work the way anyone expects, and the results are catastrophic.
I can't wait to read the next installment!
Content: Some violence, but I consider it clean.
Posted March 31, 2014
Posted August 4, 2013
Posted June 6, 2013
This book takes you on a trip into the past, as well as into the future.
Oberon Venn, a man who lives for only one thing, to bring his wife back from the dead, opens his house to his godson, Jake
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Posted September 23, 2013
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