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Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror
Author: Gregory Maguire
The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm -- and the world comes to Montefiore. — In the presence of Cesare Borgia and hi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060988654
ISBN-10: 0060988657
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Pages: 283
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 544 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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jessielynn avatar reviewed Mirror Mirror on + 79 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I can't decide whether I like Maguire or not. I somewhat enjoyed Wicked, it's interesting to say the least. Mirror Mirror was...something else. It's always interesting to see someone's interpretation of a well-known story, but Maguire just runs away with it. I wasn't a huge fan of this story.
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Helpful Score: 7
I started off with Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and thought it was very good once I was able to get into it. I decided to continue on with this one, not the greatest book I have read! I'm having trouble deciding if I like this author or not!

Between the Borgia's, the runaway storyline, it was mildly entertaining, but not a fantastic book.
reviewed Mirror Mirror on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
From the writer of Wicked comes another fun read. The "true" story of Snow White. Reads like historical fiction intermingled with fantasy. Entertaining and fun. Familiar and off the wall.
reviewed Mirror Mirror on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A great re-telling of a folk tale classic. A grown-up fairy tale with so much in it that makes you stop and think. But, don't make the mistake I made and read it trying to find the similarities. Read it for what it is, fabulous.
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Helpful Score: 3
Good read. Interesting twist on the Snow White story.
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daedelys avatar reviewed Mirror Mirror on + 1756 more book reviews
I thought that this was a wonderful retelling of the more tradition version we've been used to reading. The author took some interesting twists with his that are a great example of his creativity when it comes to weaving a new story out of an old favorite. I found it a quick read and I had a hard time putting it down because the writing style was simplistic yet beautiful at the same time.
bookgoddessme avatar reviewed Mirror Mirror on + 106 more book reviews
A quick and entertaining read. Maguire is a real master at creating these fictional worlds that stir all five senses. Didn't enjoy it as much as Confessions, but good.
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Great read and a fun twist on the old standard of Snow White.
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Not as good as Wicked - which is one of my favorite books of all time - but still very good and hard to put down. I wasn't disappointed! I love the way Gregory Maguire writes and I look forward to reading more from him


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