Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Dark Mirror in a Goodreads giveaway.
At first, I was unimpressed with Putney's book because of how quickly it launched into the plot. Tory's magical powers are revealed nearly instanteously and that ruined my first impression.
** spoiler alert **
However, the characters do grow on you. I do have one complain still which is the first time Tory time travels to the future-for a few chapters, every futuristic concept must be explained to her which is rather dry for the reader. I understand that the character would not understand the inventions, but the reader does.
I was extremely satisfied with the ending, however, and I would most likely enjoy a sequel as well. Putney does not turn this into an adult romance novel although she does maintain the passionate feelings between Tory and Allarde which is extremely well-written.
What's so impressive about this book is how quickly it grabbed me and drew me into the story. It's an interesting take on the magical powers YA theme, and it reminded me of Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy. I only hope that it continues in that direction.