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Obsidian Mirror

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Complex time travel page-turner starts sci-fi trilogy.

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Here's a time-twisting tale without a minute wasted on long exposition. OBSIDIAN MIRROR not only keeps readers guessing about just about everything (Who's Sarah really? And Piers? Why do you need a special bracelet to enter the mirror? How is that journal answering Sarah? How did Jake get a letter from his dad?), it also weaves together such curious elements that, at first, you think there's no way they'll ever meld into one story. But they do. Eventually. And sometimes at a much deeper level: What is the nature of time, really? What if it didn't really exist, like in the land of Lady Summer?

If those questions are beyond readers, it's no matter. The story moves much faster than you can chew over it, through time, through another world, and through the characters' revealed deep, dark secrets. Readers are swept back and forth, forward and back, every few pages. Then, Obsidian Mirror lets you close the book and ponder exactly where it's taken you on your own time.

Book Details

  • Author: Catherine Fisher
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publication date: April 23, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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