Synopsis from Goodreads:
Hannah McCauley doesn’t look at herself in the mirror anymore.
After a rebellious past, she now attends a strict private school in a new town, where her recently divorced mother has put her on social lockdown. No driving. No bad grades. No skipping classes. No unapproved friends. No makeup. No boys. And the subject of her best friend from her old school is definitely forbidden.
Hannah is being punished for something that happened a year earlier, something that she would like to put behind her. But strange occurrences frighten her, and she’s accused of breaking rules and doing other terrible things without any recollection of them. No one believes her, so she starts distrusting everything, even her own reflection.
Is she being haunted by her past? Stalked by someone with a grudge? Or is it all in her head? If she doesn’t figure out what’s happening fast, her existence could end up irreparably shattered.
About: Mirror Me is a young adult paranormal written by Tara St. Pierre. It was recently published on 7/24/17 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, paperback, 270 pages. The genres are young adult, mystery, paranormal, fiction, and romance. Please see below for more information about the author.
My Experience: I started reading Mirror Me on 10/26/17 and finished it on 10/30/17. I haven’t read a book that deals with mirrors and reflections before and this book makes it a refreshing read. I like the paranormal activity in this book. Nikki’s mirror side is interesting. The main character is a bit hard to relate to. She’s like a scared little cat in this new place and so afraid of her mom. When her mom can’t pick her up and her friend couldn’t drive her, somehow the bus isn’t one of her choice of transportation.
This book is told in the first person point of view, following Hannah McCauley, a senior in high school who has been on house arrest. Her bad girl days from the previous high school has caused her mother to transfer her into a new private school with strict-to-follow rules and no social life. Starting over hasn’t been so hard since her new friends at the new school are nice and law abiding. It’s only tough when Hannah looks at herself in the mirror because her reflections seems to always judging and criticizing her because they both knew of her rebellious past. Therefore, Hannah often avoids her reflection if she could, but when she couldn’t, it seems her reflection has a mind of it’s own and is out to get her. When she started noticing how her phone is not where she left the night before and her mom accused of driving her mom’s car during the night, she thought she may have Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, it becomes worse than that when she found herself being confronted and trapped on the other side. The mystery and suspense is a hard wait.
This book is well written. The plot is interesting. I like the supporting characters, especially Lorenzo aka Zo. When he talks, he puts a smile on my face. I like Grace and how she throws in a few Chinese vocabularies when she talks. This book really brings me back to high school and having lunch with my friends in the school cafeteria. I like how Hannah is nervous getting together with Cole for the first time at lunch. I like their flirting. Cole and his dimple is also a plus. This book has a good mystery and I do recommend everyone to read it.
Pro: mystery, suspense, friendship, diversity, easy to read, light hearted romance and actions
I rate it 4 stars!
About the Author:
Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration. Her laptop is filled with incomplete manuscripts and other plot outlines, and she feels blessed when one finally pushes its way through to completion–no matter how long it takes!
She enjoys classic science fiction movies and television shows. When driving, she sings along with the radio loudly and off key. She prefers tea over coffee, spring over autumn, vanilla ice cream over chocolate, and caramel over hot fudge. Though she lives by herself, one of her two cats enjoys cuddling with her. Follow her twitter: @AuthorTaraStP and visit her website: https://tarastpierre.weebly.com (Info obtained from Goodreads).
***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author, Tara St. Pierre for the opportunity to read and review your book. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.