My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I know that a lot of times, sequels are not quite as good as the first in a series. With Mirror Mage, that was just not the case. This was another fantastic book full of action, adventure, magic, mystery, and intrigue.
I listened to this entire book via Audible, because the audio book narration by Laurel Schroeder is top notch. Her varying accents and voices for each of the characters really brings this book series to life, and I’m thanking fates that there are still three more books to go. I’ve already added the audio book purchase for Book 3, Stolen Magic and can’t wait to jump into it.
In Mirror Mage, the story picks up where it left off, and Cass has been spending a lot more time with Aidan as he helps her practice using her magic. When she gets dragged into doing a job for the Alpha Council, she finds herself closer and closer to danger, but also closer to Aidan during the process.
I was very excited to read how the relationship continues to build between Cass and Aidan. He’s so protective of her, you just just can’t help but root for these two. I was also very much excited to see the other characters playing a much more prominent role in this book. Even Claire and Conner had an active part in this book, in addition to Del and Nix.
I found the story line to be very creative, and the author must have already had this book planned out when she wrote the first one, because there were a lot of things introduced in the first book that became vital to this one, including Nix’s conjuring abilities and how they come in handy in a very important way.
We also get to see some flashes of Cass’s past, during the time before she, Del, and Nix woke up in that field at age 15 with no memories. They only come in bits and pieces here and there, but some important info is starting to shed itself to the light. There are still questions that need to be answered, and still a looming threat that needs to be handled, but once again, I felt like the end of this book wrapped up most of the bigger themes from this book and did not feel like I was left with a cliffhanger.
Seriously, if you haven’t started reading this series, go pick up Ancient Magic right now. Very well worth the read.