- The book must have been read at least over a month ago, only once, and something you haven’t reviewed yet (duh).
- You must review the book without rereading the synopsis or other reviews prior to writing your own.
- Your past due review should include the following
- The date you actually read the book
- What you remember the book being about (your own summary or synopsis so to speak)
- What you remember liking or disliking about characters/setting/writing.
- What you actually felt or lasting impressions about the book.
- A meme or gif that sums up your overall impression or thought of the book
A Winter’s Promise (The Mirror Visitor #1) by Christelle Dabos
Date Read: October 22, 2018
Ophelia can read objects. When she touches an object she can see all the previous owners that touched it and the history revolving around the object. When she touches a mirror she can see them as a history as well, and because of that she can pass from one mirror into one she has already encountered. This is a very rare gift that for those on her Arc (floating city ruled by some ancient spirit/ancestor?). She is sent away from her Arc to marry a guy from another, on that Arc the people have the ability to….make illusions and something else? become wolves or I dunno? But both are very dangerous families and she is flung into a world she is unfamiliar with in a political battle between the families. She does what she can to adapt and survive.
I remember thinking man this is some award winning book, it should be amazing. When I first started I was like, man this is slow. When I finished I had no words for how awesome I thought it was…which is why it took me so long to write my review. The things that I loved most are actually my main drivers in a book. The character ARC was so subtle you can hardly feel it. I loved that you almost expect Ophelia to fall for her mean, surly fiancé and for him to have this enigmatic character but are slowly surprised to see it being more about her own life rather than her romantic notions. I remember loving how quirky and unique Ophelia was. She didn’t fall into a particular character trope yet you rooted for timid her the whole time. I also adored this complex world of magic. Its not like anything I had really ever read before, and I am truly so eager to move on to the next books as they are translated from French.
I still think this was one of my most favorite reads of 2018, and I want to buy French versions as well.
I’m Curious \ ^_^ /
Have your read this book? What do you think of the Past Due Review? Know anyone who needs to finally bring about their FRTC to fruition?