Friday, 21 October 2011

Dark Side of The Mirror - R L Austin

Dark Side of the Mirror - R L Austin

About the book:
Emily is a happy, well-adjusted fifteen-year old girl. Aren’t they all?

Her family moves from New York to San Francisco, and they move in with her uncle to save money. Emily is determined to cope, but her new life quickly spirals out of control when her uncle turns out to be a creep, she can’t make any new friends, and her parents take her to a psychologist when she insists that voices are coming from the mirrors, voices only she can hear.

One of those voices belongs to a boy named Tyler. Emily feels drawn to him and decides to help, even after she discovers that her uncle imprisoned Tyler in the mirror. The decision sets her on a path of self-discovery, with new-found powers, a dark family secret, a cute boy she’s crazy about, parents who think she’s gone crazy, and an uncle who wants to crush her.

Emily must find her inner strength before all her troubles come crashing down on top of her.


This book follows the main character Emily and her move from everything she knows into living in with her uncle for a few months while her mum and dad sort out their finances. I really enjoyed the back story, with the twists and turns in the whole story line. I found the back stories of the main characters well written, and the relationships between all the characters well developed. I loved discovering that Emily was not mad as she seemed when she was hearing things, and the twist that developed into her finding out about powers she never knew she had. I would love to read the next in this series to find out where she is going and what is going to happen next in her relationships and the war that has been declared upon her. In all this was a very enjoyable read all credit goes to the author with the readability of this book. I believe young adults would enjoy reading this story, although adults that enjoy something different with a story line to follow would enjoy this just as much.

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