Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Eyes in the Mirror - Julia Mayer

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 3 stars  
Cover Rating: 3 stars (Creepy, but the book wasn't creepy at all...misleading.)  
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Page Count: 214 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon

Samira hated her life. She cut herself to make her emotional pain cease, if only temporarily. Since her mother died, she doesn't have anyone left to talk to. To help her. Until she meets Dee. Dee is her reflection, and has come through the mirror. Dee thinks her own life is boring and decides she would much rather be Samira. Switching lives is never a good idea though and they may end up breaking things that can not be fixed in the other's life.

So I was quite disappoint by the fact that this book wasn't even a little creepy. The cover and the tagline "Who is it looking back at you?" makes this book seem like it would have some creepy paranormal aspects to it. Instead it's simply about different dimensions. I felt like we never really learned about Dee that much. There isn't much to learn about Samira, except her past with her mother, so that was fine. Dee was supposedly in love with this boy though, but we hardly see anything much between them at all. I just felt like maybe the story was rushed a little too much. I was also a little distraught about how well the characters took being able to walk through mirrors into each other's world. Isn't that strange? Do we not find that odd? Apparently not. It was a fast read though and I did enjoy the concept of alternate dimensions, and there was actually quite a bit about how it worked with the mirrors in such which was interesting. I wished this book was a lot better than it was, but it still wasn't bad. I will probably pick up another book by this author when it comes out, because I did like how realistic Samira was, and the information about the mirror/dimensions. 

First Line:
"I couldn't stop staring at the razor on the rim of my bathtub."

Favorite Line:
"I loved how restless his hands were when he talked."

1 comment:

  1. This one's not creepy? At all? How can you have a perfectly creeptastic cover like that one and not have an ounce of creepy in your pages? It's a shame because one of the main reasons I wanted to read Eyes in the Mirror was because of the uber creepy feel it gave me from the cover and synopsis. I may still give it a shot because I did want to read it, but I'll go in not expected to be freaked out. Thanks for the review!


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