Unable to contain the deadly nature of her family secret and powers, nine-teen year old Romarin Demetri hails from California, U.S.A, to unearth her heritage as a descendant of serial-killer, Countess Bathory, the woman that lent Dracula his legend, and cursed Romarin with an appetite for blood.
Unenthusiastic about relocating to her birth city of London, a charming paranormal investigator with claim to the throne could change her mind, as he leads her to the only living and distant relative she has: a raven-haired recluse named Talia, who has taken refuge in an old castle in the heart of the city, and doesn’t seem to have a heart of her own.
After a rough introduction to the lethal, inappropriate, and enchantingly sarcastic people she calls her housemates, perhaps the other misfits will be her first true friends; However, as much as these people are like her, they still have hidden vendettas, a taste for revenge, and will struggle between what is just, and what will settle their psychological upheaval. There is only one way for Romarin to become part of the Supernatural London Underground: Can she be the one who challenges them to put down their ghosts and demons and make their world together?
Kindle File Size: 4139 KB
Print Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Block 13 Publishing
Publication Date: June 2, 2016
A Mirror Among Shattered Glass is an interesting book about Romarin, an American teen with paranormal abilities seeking information about her family line. Her inquiries take her across the pond to London where she gets a bit more than she bargained for. She is the descendant of a female serial-killer who feasted on the blood of innocents. Her genetic mutations have been passed along for many generations but Romarin and a distant relative, Talia, are the only ones left.
The story was decently paced for the most part; some parts were slower or faster than others. I was engaged in the book but found I could put it down without a problem. Romarin's story was unique and interesting but I didn't really connect with her. In fact, I didn't connect with any of the characters in the book but I enjoyed reading their stories. Each one has a different reason for being in the castle.
The author does a great job with the descriptions, world building, and character development. You'll feel like you are part of the script from the very beginning. The text flows along without becoming too flowery or bland. We get the history of Romarin that we need and we see how she grows as the book progresses. I'm sure she had a hard life not knowing about her ancestry and why she has a penchant for blood.
If you are looking for a multi-faceted story that the author does a great job weaving together then A Mirror Among Shattered Glass is for you.
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