In #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn’s modern and mysterious YA retelling of “Snow White,” beauty is in the eye of the beholder and true love doesn’t necessarily mean Prince Charming.
Celine’s life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She’s beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother! When Violet steps into Celine’s life, everything changes and weird things begin to happen to her—bizarre accidents, strange illnesses, and rabid animal attacks. Celine doesn’t feel safe anywhere. It’s almost as if some hateful witch is out to get her.
And there is. Violet has been waiting all her life to have Celine’s father to herself. Getting rid of his gorgeous daughter is child’s play for a witch as powerful as she is. Happy-ever-after isn’t enough for Violet. She wants to be the fairest of them all, and Celine is in the way . . . but not for long.
Forced to take refuge with her friend Goose and his family, Celine gives up everything she loves and goes deep undercover. But will it be enough to fool Violet or will Celine’s fate be decided by a reflection in a magic mirror? And where do you find Prince Charming in Miami anyway?
Mirrored is a modern retelling of “Snow White”—told from the points of view of Violet, Celine, and Goose—with all the magic and mystery readers will love.
About the Author
Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor’s Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from Beastly; Towering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel; and Mirrored, a fresh spin on Snow White. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family. Visit her online at www.alexflinn.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book super good twists and a great ending. I defintlay recomend it.
I love this book!!!!! Thanks Alex Flinn:)
I liked this book, even through the heart-wrenching first part. I love Alex Flinn's retellings because they're clever and emotional, but I also dislike them for leaving me in a mess. It's a retelling of the Snow White fairytale, featuring "evil queen" Violet and "Snow White" Celine. It's in a modern setting, though, so there aren't any queens or dwarves. Instead, there's the always-bullied Violet, who is bitterly mislead into thinking beauty is power. And there's her stepdaughter Celine, who is beautiful but humble. For the "seven dwarves", there's Goose, a short guy at Celine's high school. And finally, there's the character that connects all of these retellings: Kendra the witch. The story is pretty faithful to Snow White as we know it, except set in modern day and with a few changes. Mirrored didn't affect me quite as powerfully as the previous book did, for reasons I'm not sure of. However, the first section was quite sad--Violet is bullied and rejected for her whole childhood, and not even Kendra can stop her from becoming alarmingly bitter. By the end of part 1 and during part 2, she does some horrible deeds out of revenge and anger. You still pity her at this point, even though what she did was terrible, because there was that whole backstory in part 1. I loved and hated that. Celine I fully loved, though. She is kind, humble, and innocent, which was refreshing to read after Violet's descent into evil. Her "prince" is not a random stranger like it is in the original tale. I also loved that fact. Even though Violet is an adult for the majority of the book, both she and Celine learn important life lessons from their experiences, and...stuff...happens because of that. I'll stop typing to avoid spoilers now. But I did really like that part. I do recommend this book, even if you haven't read the previous ones--the only connection between them all is Kendra the witch, and they're each separate stories.