The Dickens Mirror, by Ilsa J Bick 4 Stars

DickensGood, but not as good as the first. The first one had me thinking Stephen King all over the place. I think the setting of this one just didn’t work for me as well.

I think it picks up pretty much where the first one ended(it’s been a while) and I had little trouble getting back into the characters, but by half way through the book gets very confusing, especially on an audiobook since you can’t easily flip back to check stuff. My brain started to hurt thinking about how hard it must have been to write. It kind of made it hard to care about the characters too much because I was spending so much time trying to figure out what was even going on.

Once things got straightened out in my head I thought it ended strong. The ending totally makes you feel a little loopy like you aren’t sure what real is, and I’m pretty sure that was Bick’s goal.

Without a doubt worth a read, but I’d suggest skipping the audiobook! (Even though it is read really well!)

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