by Alex Flinn
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: September 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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In #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn's modern and mysterious 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.
My Review: Whoa baby! This book was brilliant! Right from the start I knew this was going to be an on edge of your seat type of book. I just couldn't put it down and just one of the best reads of the year. Alex has such talent.
Anywho...its a spin on snow white with a lot of twists. So Violet is a loner, and not by choice. She doesn't fit in with the people around her. She doesn't have good looks. Her eyelashes are so light, it's like she doesn't have any. Her nose isn't perfect. And well, she just didn't get any of her mums genes. Her mum is this lovely lady with the looks and body to match.
So ever since she was young, Violet was teased, ignored and not welcome among those kids in school. She she gets used to it, and one day, she sorta discovers a hidden secret. She saw an injured bird during school. She touched it and all of a sudden the bird was healed, talked to her and then was able to fly away. Like what?! Violet has no idea what just happened and sorta shrugged it off after. But Greg saw her, but he keeps that secret and soon they become best friends. Two ignored kids, and now they hang out all he time. Talk about the birds, doing school work, hanging out and just having fun.
But the good times wouldn't last too long. Greg goes away for the summer, and when he comes back, he's changed. He filled out and now has the looks and fits in with the popular group. Completely ignoring Violet like they were never friends. So Violet is clearly crushed and has a hard time dealing with it.
A few days later she runs into a woman. She is a witch and reveals to Violet just what she is too. Now things are about to change for Violet. The pace will pick up. You get sucked into the book even more and just simply love the book. Violet is an awesome character and I loved reading about her.
There are other characters you will read about in the book. They are all awesome. But Violet was my favorite.
If you've read Alex's other books, then you know this is just going to be awesome. If you haven't read any books by Alex, then start with this one and then work onto the others. You won't regret it!!!