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Shadow Mirror by Richie Tankersley Cusick

May 21st, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

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Source: Borrowed from the library

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Speak

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Goodreads.com: Unsettling. There’s no better word to describe Miranda Barnes’s ability to hear the cries of the dead, feel the wind move her hair when they run by, and—dare she look into a mirror—see the reflection of a ghostly woman behind her. There’s only one person to turn to for support: Etienne. As sexy as he is mysterious, Miranda can’t help but be drawn to him. He believes her; he wants to help her. But there’s a secret in Etienne’s past, something Miranda’s on the verge of discovering. As paranormal activity escalates, passion grows, and soon Miranda is caught up in both love . . . and tragedy.

I first saw this book mentioned on The Story Siren‘s blog and it grabbed my attention so I was happy when I just happen to wander into the YA section of my library and there it was.  I did not realize this was the second book in what I guess will be a series following Miranda.  So I may be missing some nuances in the character interactions that developed in the first book.  Still I really enjoyed it and didn’t have much trouble following the story.  Miranda’s ability was fascinating and although I never actually watched the show it reminded me of the glimpses I’ve seen of The Ghost Whisperer.  Ghosts who need help seek Miranda out but this is a new ability that she hasn’t quite figured out how to control.  The only people who know about her ability is a small group of friends including two handsome cousins, Etienne and Gage.  I’m always a sucker for romance and I was wondering which cousin she would end up with at the end of the story.  I loved both Etienne and Gage but Etienne definitely had an edge in my opinion due to his Cajun drawl.  The way he spoke reminded me of the X-Man, Gambit, my all time favorite X-Men character.  The story of the ghosts Miranda needed to help really broke my heart and I have to admit at one point I actually shed some tears.  If you are into ghost stories mixed in with a little romantic tension this is a good one to pick up.

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