A Mirror Mended, Alix E. Harrow

A shadowed hand extending from thorns, holds a shattered mirror. The shards are exploding onto a red background.

With a terminal illness and borrowed time, Zinnia’s working hard to help Snow Whites all over the various realms. She’s been so busy helping others that she hasn’t taken the best care of herself. But her newest realm isn’t what she was expecting. The wicked queen has an agenda, and she needs Zinnia to succeed.

When your favorite author releases a new book, you know you will love it. Alix has infused humor into a delightful story with assertive female characters. What’s more, is the examination and modernization of traditional fairytales.

Each new realm brings surprises, and Alix keeps each variation fresh and creative. I’m pretty sure I read that Alix said this was the last book for this series, but I can only imagine how far she could take this if she changed her mind. Many thanks, Tor/Forge, for making me eternally happy sending this before release day!

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About the Book

Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.

Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can’t handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White’s Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she’s desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone.

Will Zinnia accept the Queen’s poisonous request, and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path?

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