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About the Book
Author: Karri Thompson
Series: The Van Winkle Project #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: June 30, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction,
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.
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My Review of Mirror X
Mirror X is the type of book that would make a great addition to a teen or even adult book club reading list. There is plenty of topics to discuss, and it would probably lead to an enlightening discussion. I did not think when I started Mirror X that it would be a book that would stick with me, but this one got me thinking, and it is going to stay with me for a while. Although with Mirror X, I can see it becoming a book that either you hate it or you love it, depending out your own opinions, and the way you take in Cassie’s situation.
I love when a storyline makes me feel connected to the main character, even if that shared connection is anger. This story made me feel outraged for Cassie, and maybe not everyone will feel that way, but that is the strongest feeling I felt while reading Mirror X. I do not want to get on the topic of the story, because I really do not want to give it away for other readers, and I tend to try to avoid spoilers if I can. I just warning you if you have a blood pressure problem, you may want to keep a supply of medication nearby during reading, mine was defiantly elevated from time to time.
Cassie is a bit unsure of her new situations, and feels like everyone is keeping her hidden from the world for some unknown reason. This does make Cassie feel uneasy, and I will agree the her quick infatuation with her doctor was a little hard to take, but she is also a 17 years old woken up in the far future away from everything she knows, so I gave her a break. She also wanted to be a paleontologist when she grew up so that is a win in my book. While the first part of the story is bit slow as everything is being revealed, the middle to last half of the book is quite packed, and fast paced. The ending did feel kind of a bit quick, and easy, so I am hoping that book two show what happens next for Cassie.
This may not be an easy book for some people to read, there is some upsetting scenes throughout the book. Mirror X really touches upon so tough topics that even we face in certain ways today, and it really got me thinking of what I would do in Cassie’s situation. I like books that make me think in the end, so Mirror X was a remarkable book in that aspect. I will defiantly pick up book two, and see where Cassie’s story leads next.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**