Cassie Dannacher wakes up in a hospital over 1,000 years into the future after her space capsule is retrieved from space. She soon learns that 600 years prior to her arrival, the earth was struck by a plague, killing over half of the world’s population. Naïve and desperate, Cassie, who longs for home and is having trouble adjusting to the new, dictatorial 31st century government, is comforted by Michael Bennett, the 20-year old lead geneticist at the hospital where she was revived.
But why is Cassie in genetics’ hospital in the first place, and why do several of the people around her seem so familiar, including Travel Carson, the hot and edgy boy she is fated to meet? Soon she discovers there is a sinister answer to all of her questions – and that they want something from Cassie that only she can give.
My debut YA novel, Amateur Angel, was released May 1, 2012. The next book in that series, Hollywood Angels, comes out September 1. The first book in my upcoming dystopian trilogy, The Van Winkle Chronicles, will be released by Entangled Publishing Summer 2013.
Mirror X was a pretty good read. Overall, I
did enjoy the concept and do think I would continue with the series. Still, I
did have some issues that prevented me from fully enjoying the book.
But let’s start with the good shall we?
Firstly, I think its beyond cool how Cassie
was revived from cryogenics. Straightaway, I realized that the book was set in
a very futuristic world. Even Cassie’s own time is set a few years into the
future for us. We are not told much of the world then, but it does seem
somewhat similar to what is happening now.
The concept of the story is pretty
interesting, with the problem of infertility being central to the plot. The
whole idea of the lack of privacy is also really cool to read about. To Cassie,
and to the reader, the idea of the L Bands are a terrible invasion of privacy.
To Michael, and the rest of the world, its perfectly fine. Because they don’t
know anything else. I guess it just gets me thinking about stuff like that.
And the science in this book was super
cool. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I just wish I could see all
this science in real life. I do think that Cassie’s world before she was
revived was rather interesting, I would sure like to read more about it. Its
nice that not everyone in power here is unreasonable, which was refreshing. I
am interested in how things will work out in future books. The plot twists here
kept coming and I must say, I didn’t foresee a lot of them.
Still, I wish I could have liked this more
than I did. I mean, the blurb really sounded fascinating. But I felt the
execution wasn’t as good as I had hoped for. It was a little bit draggy at
times, and it was difficult for me to get into the book because I really didn’t
like Cassie. Or Michael. But I especially don’t like them together. Hence, in
many of their conversations (practically most of the book), I found myself
rolling my eyes. On their own, they’re kinda annoying, but acceptable. I just
couldn’t believe the romance. Cassie was rather narrow-minded and even though
she eventually opened up towards the end, and I could understand her rationale
for things, I just couldn’t like her. Michael felt a little bit flat to me.
I guess I would liked Mirror X more if I had enjoyed the characters more? I still think
the concept is really cool, and the ideas raised here, such as the L Bands, the
regions, the problems they face, and the technology is very fascinating.
However, I couldn’t fully immerse myself into the story because there just
seemed to be several holes here and there that was only merely coloured over,
but not filled in properly. Perhaps all my unanswered questions will be
answered in the next few books. I do think I will continue this series, because
it has intrigued me and well, I just have to know what happens next.
Overall it’s a 3/5 star read for me. Wasn’t
fantastic, but it was good enough to keep me reading and to read the next books
in the series.
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