Books: Eyes in the Mirror by Julia Mayer

Eyes in the MirrorEyes in the Mirror by Julia Mayer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wow! What a fantastic premise. An alternate universe you can enter by stepping through a mirror. Though it can only be achieved when your alternate self is present on the other side.

This was a challenging book to read because of the subject matter. One character is severely depressed and cutting herself. One is happy and eager to help her alternate twin. The extremes the characters go to, both good and bad, elicit emotions from the reader, at least this reader. I can relate to the depression, not the cutting.

Eyes in the Mirror is a well-crafted book that gives a whole new meaning to stepping through the looking glass. Julia Mayer has created an intriguing world with complex characters.

I will warn potential readers that the cutting scenes are a bit disturbing and a teenage pregnancy plays a huge role. Keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to read it. If you can deal with intensity, taboo situations and huge does of reality, I recommend this book.

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