Why this book?
This is the first book in The Mirror Visitor quartet—an exceptional series.
It’s dystopian YA, and the richness of the worldbuilding is on par with The Hunger Games (although the setting is more akin to life in the Capitol of Panem, rather than the impoverished districts). It’s funny, because when I first started reading it, I wasn’t immediately sold…yet after fifty pages or so, I couldn’t put it down.
As for the worldbuilding itself—the story takes place on floating arks which formed after the world was smashed apart. Each ark has its own power—fascinating ones that don’t feel juvenile or cliché. The combination of this unusual setting with the brilliantly deployed elements of magical realism creates a world that is surreal, eerie, and totally addictive.
A Winter's Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
Amazon Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book of 2018
One of Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best YA Books of 2018
One of Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of the Year
A National Indie Bestseller
Longlisted for Irish YA prize Great Reads Award
Lose yourself in the fantastic world of the arks and in the company of unforgettable characters in this French runaway hit, Christelle Dabos’ The Mirror Visitor quartet.
Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed…