128 pages

English language

Published June 10, 2022 by Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom.

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A Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's Fractured Fables series.

Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.

Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can't handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White's Evil Queen has found out how her story ends, and she's desperate for a better ending. She wants …

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reviewed Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

A Mirror Mended

3 stars

This is a sequel to A Spindle Splintered, about Zinnia Grey, multiverse fairytale hopper; she's been going through the multiverse saving other Sleeping Beauties, but gets sucked into a Snow White tale this time; she's forcibly enlisted to help the villainous queen and gets a lesson in learning that not everything is about her own tale.

Overall, I thought this was just ok. Something about the writing didn't work for me; part of it is that it was just a touch too silly for my tastes; I really enjoyed The Ten Thousand Doors of January, which had some bits of similar tone (such as silly academic title parodies), but this went a little far in a number of ways (see yikes quote, as a jarring but funny example). I also feel like Zinnia backslid on character and relationship growth from the first book and went back to running away from …

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