Fifteen-year-old Jacqueline Talbot’s boyfriend Mal lives in the mirror of her makeup case. There’s never been anything normal about Jacqueline; not during her time in foster care, and certainly not in her new hometown of Mercy Hills.
With rumors of actual monsters in the woods, the popular kids taking an unhealthy interest in her, and the revealing of her own dark past, all Jacqueline wants to do is run away forever with Mal. Too bad he’s trapped in the mirror.
But when she learns the ancient forces of the town want to destroy everything she loves, the race is on to free the boy in the mirror, because he just might be the only one who knows how to stop them.
Boy in the Mirror is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to troubling ancient forces which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Boy in the Mirror did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend Boy in the Mirror to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, but Boy in the Mirror is a novel not to be missed.
Boy in the Mirror for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Boy in the Mirror was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Robert J. Duperre who from the start hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a fantasy novel that is refreshing, and it is even more challenging to discover a fantasy story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences! Boy in the Mirror does have action-packed moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!
Boy in the Mirror is an exceptional novel that will introduce the reader to the young protagonist of the story, Jacqueline Talbot. Jacqueline is fifteen years old and is in foster care, and she has a boyfriend… who lives in her mirror. I know book lovers, strange but just wait until the fascinating story unfolds! Jacqueline keeps a low profile but when suspicions for monsters begin to arise, the attention is placed on her, and her dark past is slowly being unraveled. What is worse is that ancient forces are wanting to destroy ‘everything she loves’ and so she has to find a way to free the boy she loves before it is too late as he could be the key to stopping the evil forces and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Boy in the Mirror.
The premise of Boy in the Mirror is exceptional, original and unlike anything, I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Duperre wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Boy in the Mirror a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Duperre really has accomplished the near impossible, Duperre has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!
Robert J. Duperre is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Duperre instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in fantasy novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly but with Boy in the Mirror, the reader will not encounter this issue because Duperre instantly develops his character and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Robert J. Duperre is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Duperre’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonists of the novel.
Overall Boy in the Mirror is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves fantasy or even dystopia then I implore you to read Boy in the Mirror; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading! Be sure also to keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!
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