So the last few days i went through my entire book collection and found this little tiny book called Girl in the Mirror by Cecelia Ahern. In effort to live up to the fact that i would like to post more reviews this year, i thought, i'm gonna review it!
Release Date: March 1 2011
Published by: Harper
Synopsis: Girl in the Mirror contains two short stories.
Girl in the Mirror - Lila has found the man of her dreams, and on her wedding days Lila breaks one of Grellies rules, don't take the cover off the mirror. Lila has just learnt a family secret.
The Memory Maker - Some people would do anything to hold on to the past, and one man has found a way to keep reliving those precious memories, and find something else he didn't quite except.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars.
My Thoughts: I went into this book completely blind. I didn't know what the book was about and it was until i added the book on Goodreads that i knew that the book contained two short stories. Overall the stories were OK, they are not something that i would write home about. There were however very quick reads. Something to help boost my book count at least.
Girl In The Mirror: This story was my least favorite of the two. I feel like that if Ceceila Ahern was to write a whole book from this premise it would be amazing. The story was just too short to leave me any sort of satisfaction, and i was left with to too many questions. Like how did this all begin, if Jeremy could sense something wrong, why didn't he say anything, is there no way to resolve the situation, or do we really just have to be satisfied with what happened? I think there is so much potential here for a thrilling series, but unfortunately it ends with no closure and just confusion on the readers behalf.
The Memory Maker: This story was the more enjoyable of the two. Having said that though, i again feel like if there was a full book on this story i would feel more satisfied. Again the story was too short to really get into the nitty gritty, and i was left with just as many questions as the first story. Like, what was happening to Mary? the bruises? her sudden departure? What was the effect that the machine was having on the public? So many unanswered questions. The reason that i liked this story better was there was an actual meaning, cherish your memories, say i love you whenever you can. I also felt a tiny bit more connected with the characters in this story.
I love Ceceila's writing and i have plenty more of her books that i still look forward to picking up. I just wish that i could see more of these stories, both of them i could see having full books, full of twists and turns and explanations.
I would say, if you want a quick read, give it a go. Just remember that those questions you have, your going to have to surmise your own answers.
Until Next Time
May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor
(The Glittery Nerd)