Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is such a hard book to review, because if the characters had been better and not the ‘beautifully broken’ kind, I would have enjoyed reading this book. But I just didn’t connect with the characters, and so reading Mirror, Mirror dragged up until the last 20%.
So basically, there’s this school band that consists of Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi. Naomi, who has a history of running away (think Paper Towns), goes missing, only to be found a while later in a river. So while Naomi is in a coma, Red and Naomi’s sister, Ash, take it upon themselves to try to find out what happened to Naomi.
Red is an okay main character. Nothing to really write home about. Leo and Rose are sort of just there, the former has a thug of an older brother and the latter just fucking irritated me, and that’s all I can really say about them.
The real star of this show? Ash. Ash is a fucking BEAST, you guys. Her idea of a fun night in involves computers, coding and hacking. She will hack into your social media accounts and will smile while she does it. She’s a fucking riot, and she alone has bumped my rating up to 3 stars instead of 2. If Mirror, Mirror was about Ash and Red, Leo and Rose were all taken out of the picture, I’m pretty sure I would have loved this book.
The last 20% of Mirror, Mirror was decent (but that was mainly due to Ash), but overall I wasn’t particularly impressed. It was too much like a John Green novel, and not in a good way.
Also, I have a mind blowing concept for you all:
Imagine, just IMAGINE, a YA book where the main characters actually have…wait for it…a POSITIVE and LOVING relationship with their parents???? Crazy stuff.
While I didn’t particularly like this book, I am pleased that I read it because I sort of have a fascination with celebrity fiction books. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read it.