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The Telling Mirror (Volume 1) Paperback – January 25, 2017
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"The Telling Mirror is completely amaze-balls too and super action-packed. A great YA book about a modern day trouble teen who is thrust into a world not unlike Lord of the Rings." Rebecca Flansburg~Franticmommy
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Immediately on starting this book, I was drawn in by Sig’s character. She was very relatable, with a rough life and deep set of insecurities. Nelson did a fantastic job at getting me sucked in and on Sig’s side. When her journey in the new land begins, I was ready for there to me more to her life. I wanted there to be more for her than just the life on the farm that she hated so much.
Joining Sig and Reggie on their adventures was a journey for me as well. With Sig’s strange powers in the new land leading them along, they go through a series of adventures that serve their own purpose. Each one of them adds layers to Sig’s character.
When I picked up this book, I didn’t notice that it was the first in a series. When I finished it, I was very relieved to find out that there would be more. My only complaint about this book is that I didn’t want it to end. I wanted there to be more. I can’t wait for the next book to come out so the adventure can continue.
I really did enjoy this book and will recommend it to all….I will even recommend it to my wife and she is VERY picky about what she reads…Kinda reminds me of Zanth by Piers Anthony in a way if you are old enough to remember the Zanth series!
When Sig finds herself under the collapsed barn, and falls into a porto into another world she must adapt and quickly – Lucky she has Reggie! Monsters and elves and even odder creators are her lot in life. She must use her new found power to survive. Read on and see what you think…I think you will like this one.
M.G. Nelson has created an amazing world for us to get lost in. The depth and detail are amazing and I hope the second book comes out soon……Sig as a character and the depth that M.G. Nelson took that character to was also a delight.
I will be watching for the next book with anticipation.
I enjoyed the writing style of M.G. Nelson because she engages her readers with every setting, giving a feeling as if you were there. Very descriptive in the scenery, the feeling of the characters and even the sense of emotions each of them went through. Reading page by page came easy, as the words flowed with ease and I couldn’t set the book down. In “The Telling Mirror”, the readers are accompanying Sig and Reggie on this exciting but scary journey in a new world. Although she so desperately wanted to go back home to her aunt and uncle, during her journey Sig had on numerous occasions reflected on what she can work on as a person. She’s learned that the way she acted out based on her problems, were nothing in comparison to what those of this newfound world, she was truly grateful. Their world was not her own, but while she was there she felt as if that was a second home to her and she learned so much from all those she’s encountered.
I’ve grown such a bond with the main character Sig because even though it wasn’t by choice, she embraced this new world as her own and learned to survive to the best of her abilities. This goes to show that we as people should always be flexible and willing to adapt. Nothing in life will remain the way it is, nor be what you’re wishing it to be. I recommend for everyone who enjoys adventure and being transported to another world, it provide the ability gain an experience based on imagination throughout this book.
With that aside, the story was great! The set up about Sig and her guardians was predictable but well written. She constantly lashed out against them, stealing money, destroying their barn, etc. It allowed us to appreciate and really visualize what it was like to be thrown into an almost medieval setting, with strange foods, dangerous creatures, and almost devoid of the comforts from home she was used to.
I think every young girl wishes that they were special or unique in some cool or fantastical way. It was rewarding to see how that developed with Sig and Reggie. We all dream about having mysterious origin stories, being fawned over, dressing in amazing gowns and travelling to strange worlds. While I was sad about the end of the story, I suspected it. Maybe it was all a dream, but I loved how the author ended it with kindness, sadness, and compassion. It was a rewarding story that I'd love to read again.
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