Title: Backward Glass
Author: David Lomax
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A good thriller, I liked Backward Glass, even though there were some flaws in explaining the plot.
This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Kenneth Maxwell finds a note in his new house--with his name on it, from a mysterious source. Soon he finds other kids like himself, able to fall into mirrors up and down time. But this amazing new power has serious strings attached, and with the threat of brutal Prince Harming looming, a monster straight out of legend, he must find a way to control time, even if it kills him..
What I enjoyed:
-The pacing of the novel--it was smooth and action-packed--I couldn't put it down!
-Kenny, the hilarious, normal kid drawn into a web of power and darkness--he was amazing
-The other kids that Kenny encounters in his adventures, especially Luka
-The idea of the novel was fun--time-travel through mirrors!
-The ending, how everything tied together so neatly
What could've been better:
-The time-travel rules were clear, but the actual execution was hard to follow--at times I had to go back and reread because it was confusing
-I kind of expected Prince Harming to be more scary, and in a supernatural way
-It seemed like it took a long time for things to really get rolling
I enjoyed Backward Glass-it wasn't bad. Next on deck: After the End by Amy Plum!