- File Size: 1646 KB
- Print Length: 217 pages
- Publisher: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books; 1 edition (February 14, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MZFRKFX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,843,251 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Wolf Mirror Kindle Edition
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Cassie goes wandering for a place to sneak a cigarette when she discovers an antique mirror with four wolf heads surrounding it. Before she can take a step back, it sucks her into a vortex and she finds herself in Ludlow Park in the year 1714.
At the exact same time, Lady Cassandra (in the year 1714) discovers the same mirror and is flung forward to the present. Two girls with the same name swap places and once over the Freaky Friday moment, are determined to get back to their retrospective time periods. Will they learn what they’re meant to learn in time or will they forever be in the wrong century?
I really enjoyed this book. The premise and cover intrigued me. I connected immediately with modern-day Cassie while I found it a hair difficult to relate to Cassandra. The historical part seemed, at times, forced and not realistic. The romance, for what it’s worth, was more hype than anything else. The ending, however, was superb and the way the author tied everything together impressed me.
If you like historical fiction with a twist, give this a try. The plot progresses at a fast pace once the time flip happens. Highly enjoyable.
My Rating: 4 stars
The characters struggle to find their footing in the time periods they find themselves living in unwittingly. Cassie has to curb her usually stubborn personality and Lady Cassandra has to learn to let go of her control. Both girls are facing unfamiliar territory as they try to maneuver through the different centuries. Cassie has to be careful though because the fate of her family rests in her hands whether she likes it or not. Lady Cassandra has the more interesting transition due to her lack of knowledge about the modern world. She's stumbling through discovering technology and understanding why girls wear pants which is funny in and of itself.
Unfortunately, I struggled to get through the book. I liked the idea of falling through a mirror and discovering you're in a different time period. That was a unique approach that had so much potential, but this story fell a little flat. I suppose it is because nothing was really surprising- I could guess what was going to happen next and that was disappointing.
The Wolf Mirror was an intriguing historical fantasy for younger teens. It begins with a rebellious teenager struggling to come to terms with her parents’ choices but too proud to understand and forgive them. Then there is Lady Cassandra, the girl out of her time, who is just as proud and lost in world of men eager to steal her fortune while her father lies dying in his room. The two girls are forced to come to terms with their situations and be thankful for both the blessings and curses of their own lives. It is, after all, easier to understand the difficulties of other people’s lives when you literally walk in their shoes. The Wolf Mirror is not a romance, unlike many other YA novels, though it contains a few romantic elements. It focuses more on the growth of maturity in the two girls and their parental relationships. This theme came off a little strong at times, making it more of a moral lesson than a story written purely for enjoyment. The historical element was entertaining, especially watching the two girls witness the other’s culture for the first time.
I enjoyed The Wolf Mirror and would recommend it to younger YA readers. It reminds me strongly of the 1992 movie Split Infinity; anyone who enjoyed that movie will enjoy this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author as a part of a book tour. All opinions are expressly my own.
Cassie is the ultimate in rebel - she's fighting back her parents who have separated and just don't have a hold on her anymore. She keeps getting herself into major trouble at school, and her mother decides it's time to take some drastic measures and takes her and her brother out of town to the family estate. The estate sits in a technology black hole - so it's a major punishment for Cassie. The first night there, weird things start happening... and the pace of the story from then on just doesn't stop! I spent the rest of the day reading and trying to predict and decide what might happen next! Cassie was essentially forced from the world she was used to, and faced with living in the 1700's as Lady Cassandra Miller... and she seemed to handle it with some class. I would of been freaking the mess out! I had a harder time believing Cassandra in modern times, but overall it was an interesting Freaky Friday moment!