Friday, March 11, 2011

Dark Mirror; M.J. Putney & Giveaway

Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 1, 2011)


Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted . . . by magic.

When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth

My Review

Forbidden magic societies, traveling through Merlin's mirror is just the beginning of the adventures that Dark Mirror had up it's sleeve. What a true enjoyment Dark Mirror ended up being. Tory is what you hope and pray for in a main character. She has proven herself brave and heroic. Something I know many couldn't compete. I don't think there was a character in this that wasn't perfectly written.

  The idea behind the plot was original and left you wanting more. The idea of being forced from your family because you have some magic in you, would be horrifying to anyone. I could only imagine the future adventure's to come. There is a little something for everyone in Dark Mirror. I would recommend this to anyone from Young Adult and up.

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Thank You Sarah @ St. Martin's Press for allowing me a chance to be part of the Dark Mirror tour.


For a chance to win a copy of Dark Mirror Leave a comment with your email. US & Canada Only. 



Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

I'd love to win a copy of this. Thanks for offering!!!

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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in. I would love to win this one.

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Vidisha said...

Love to win it!!

Adriana said...

I love the sound this book. Tory sounds like such a wonderful character. Thank you for the giveaway.


Lexie said...

This book looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Great review. You have totally piqued my interest!

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Jessy said...

Wow, I'm so glad you enjoyed Dark Mirror. I will definitely be picking up a copy of this.

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Nina said...

Not entering, but great to hear that you liked this one. I love the cover of this book, it's so pretty!

Jenny N. said...

No need to enter me. I did like the story and can't wait to see where the author will take it in the second book.

Riv Re said...

This book loooks really interesting, and the cover is so lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

CrystalGB said...

This book sounds good. I would love to read it. Count me in please.


Tipsy - said...

Darling, I salivated about this book whilst reading. Awesome review! Count me in!

lulilut said...

I'm curious what made her expose her secret. The cover art is so pretty.
Thanks for the review and the giveaway.
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SiNn said...

ive heard other awesome things about this book please count me in as well I enjoyed ur review

Meredith said...

How fun! I haven't read a good historical fiction/paranormal in a while. Sounds like a protagonist and concept I'll love! Thanks for the giveaway.

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good :D Magic and time-travel is always a big hit for me

Juju at Tales of said...

So glad to hear this is good. I have a copy waiting for me :)
(not an entry)

Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Sounds good. I love a good time travel story.

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Maddie M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I've been hearing a lot about this book, i love the cover!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I'd love to enter! i think this looks so good!!

thank you!!

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Rie Conley said...

I so want this book! I've been craving it forever!

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good.

Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds sooo good! Please enter me for it. thanks for the great giveaway.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Sounds like a great take on "Through the Looking Glass". Count me in.


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~The Book Pixie said...

I have really been wanting to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway. :D


P.S. When does it end?

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Pleae enter me!!! :)

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Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I love heroic main characters!
Thanks for the chance to win! :)


Bookish in a Box said...

Sounds like a cool mix of supernatural and historical. I'd love a chance to read it. Thanks!

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Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I've been crushing on the cover and you make it sound so enticing. Count me in!

GMR said...

Sounds like you and this book became fast friends....from the synopsis, I can certainly see why. May have to check this one out at some point....but in the mean time will definitely pass the recommendation on to a few friends. Thanks for sharing! ^_^

(not an entry)

Susan said...

Ooooooo - sounds like a wonderful story. I would love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anita Yancey said...

Nice review! Sounds like a wonderful book, and I'd love the chance to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


Austine said...

Sounds really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!


Katie said...

thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read this!!


Crystal said...

I have really been wanting to read this one! Thanks so much for the giveaway.


my life with books -kjovus said...

thank you for the book recommendation - I haven't read or heard anything about this book.


Chloe Booklover said...

Oh! Thanks :)