Fairy Tale Retelling 💕 LGBTQ+ Rep 💕 Strong Female Lead 💕 Breaking Conventions
This is the second book in the Fracture Fables series, and I loved it just as much as the first one! I would absolutely recommend reading book 1 in the series, A Spindle Splintered. It’s fantastic, and it really sets up what happens in this book.
Zinnia is our MC through this series. She’s got a rare medical condition that she knows is going to eventually kill her, but when she falls into fairy tale versions of Sleeping Beauty, her health improves, and she finds that she gets to be the hero for the fated Sleeping Beauties. But something goes wrong one day, and she ends up in a Snow White story. Now she’s got a whole new set of problems to work out!
Zinna meets a new frienemy/love interest/villain in this story, and I really enjoyed their relationship. Evil Queen is sassy, funny, and overall a great addition to the story. As they work to find common ground to fix their problem, I loved all the things that happen to them. One of my favorite things about this series are the references and versions of the Sleeping Beauty, and now, Snow White! It’s so interesting to read about all the versions real and imagined!
These books are pretty darn short, so fast readers will fly through them. Overall, I really enjoyed this, and I hope there’s another book on the horizon so I can continue with this fun series!
Where to Find This Book:
A Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow’s Fractured Fables series.
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?
Just the Facts:
A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pub Date: June 14, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.