Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dangerous Reflections by Shay West

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Source: I received a review copy from the publisher to facilitate my review.

From Goodreads:
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.

To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?

My Thoughts:
I love historical fiction. In this case we have a teen, Alexis Davenport whose father has deserted her and her mother taking all of their money with them.  They are forced to live with an aunt in her guest house. She is starting high school, which I itself is traumatic enough.  She makes a couple of friends and then a very bad bully, enemy.  One of the most popular girls is out to get her.  Add to all of that the fact she keeps seeing someone else’s reflection in the mirror and you think things can’t get much worse.  You would be wrong.  Alexis finds herself drawn through the mirror.  She soon learns that the history she loves is being altered.  It’s a good thing she loves history so much.  Now she must do what she has to do to save it, to keep it from being changed. 

I was given an electronic copy from the author to read for this review.  I definitely want to get a physical copy to put on my shelves.  The author has done an excellent job of creating a character that teens will be able to identify with.  They will understand so many of the situations she finds herself in and then be able to escape to another world or time period with the character.  I believe this is a book that won’t stay on my shelves long.  I look forward to the second book as well.
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