Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.
Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can’t handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White’s Evil Queen has found out how her story ends, and she’s desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone. Will Zinnia accept the Queen’s poisonous request and save them both from the hot-iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path?
I received a copy of A Mirror Mended in exchange for an honest review.
First off, how on Earth did Alix E. Harrow manage to make this one even better than A Spindle Splintered?! I loved this one even more and I’m so excited to read more in this series.
I had A Mirror Mended in eBook format and it didn’t have any illustrations, but I have a physical copy on pre-order and I can’t wait to look at all the gorgeous illustrations I know it will have. I promise you this is a series you need physical copies of.
I would recommend starting with A Spindle Splintered before reading this one as it is a continuation of the series.
We once again follow Zinnia Gray, who has been making her way through different versions of Sleeping Beauty, until she falls into a different fairytale. Except this time she meets the villain and from there Alix E. Harrow manages to completely subvert your expectations and make a tale that will have you racing towards the end while also trying to savour the incredible story she has written.
I don’t want to spoil anything about the story because it really didn’t go where I was expecting but it seems like Harrow is creating a multi-verse of badass women and I cannot wait for more!
I’m totally in love with this series. The fairytale retelling, the amazing characters, the fact Harrow can come up with so many different versions of the fairytales, the sheer imagination it takes to put these books together and just the fact the stories are so compelling and so enthralling.