Thursday, February 16, 2017

Blog Tour 'The Wolf Mirror' by Caroline Healy


Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘The Wolf Mirror’ by Caroline Healy. This is a Historical YA novel that was published on February 14th.


About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33521164-the-wolf-mirror
Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.

Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.

With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.

Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.

Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.

Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.

Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
February 14th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Historical Romance, YA
Pages:
217
Formats:
eBook
Available at:

My Review:


In 2014 I read ‘Blood Entwines’ by Caroline Healy. I really enjoyed that story, so when I received an invitation to participate in the blog tour of ‘The Wolf Mirror’ I was really curious about this read. The book description sounded very interesting and soon I signed up. After I received the eBook, I was excited to start reading.

In ‘The Wolf Mirror’ we meet Cassie Miller. Cassie is in her last year of high school but gets in trouble with one of her classmates. Because of that Cassie gets expelled. When her mom, a work addicted judge punishes Cassie by taking her to Ludlow Park, her ancestors home, she is more than frustrated. One evening Cassie is walking through the old corridors and before she really knows what happens she finds herself being transported to Ludlow Park in 1714. And if that’s not crazy enough, everyone seems to think she is Lady Cassandra, the heir to Ludlow Park.
Soon Cassie, and the real Lady Cassandra who finds herself in 2016 must find a way to get back to their own time.

‘The Wolf Mirror’ was an easy and interesting book to read. Cassie is a ‘misunderstood’ teen who struggles with her parents’ divorce and suddenly finds herself in a time where woman were less and need a man for almost everything. This made for some funny moments in which I could really relate to Cassie. I loved reading about Cassie.

Lady Cassandra was a little harder to connect to since she really was used to her lifestyle of being less than man and had this arrogance over her. I supposed it was understandable, but because of that I enjoyed reading about Cassie more.

I really enjoy reading time traveling stories, and ‘The Wolf Mirror’ was definitely a good one. It was a short story, and I would have liked some more time in the end of the book. The ending just seemed a little too rushed to me. I felt like I was just getting used to these characters in different times, and before I knew it they were back in their own time.
I also would have liked to know more about ‘The Wolf Mirror’. Now, it stayed this complete mystery to me.

Overall I really enjoyed ‘The Wolf Mirror’. I think it was a nice story, easy to follow and with some very nice characters. This was definitely a good story to get lost in for a while.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University. She alternates her time between procrastination and making art.

In 2012 her award winning short story collection A Stitch in Time was published by Doire Press. Fiction and commentary has been featured in publications across Ireland, the U.K. and more recently in the U.S. Caroline’s work can be found in journals such as Wordlegs,The Bohemyth, Short Story Ireland, Short Stop U.K., Five Stop Story, Prole, Literary Orphans and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice.

Her debut Y.A. novel, Blood Entwines was published by Bloomsbury Spark in August 2014 and she is in the process of writing the second book in the series, Blood Betrayal, as well as a short story collection, The House of Water.

She has a fondness for dark chocolate, cups of tea and winter woollies.

For more information about Caroline Healy please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

The Tour Schedule:



Feb 13: EFC Kickoff (review)


Feb 14: The Desert Bibliophile (review)

Feb 15: Rainy Thursdays (review)

Feb 16: Maureen’s Books (review)

Feb 17: Glorious Panic (review)

Feb 18: CBY (spotlight)

Sip, Read, Love (review)

Feb 19: Bound4Escape (review)

Feb 20: Second Run Reviews (guest post)

Daughter of Moonlight (review)

Feb 21: Romantic Escapes (review)

Feb 22: A Page to Turn (review)

Feb 23: Zerina Blossom’s Books (review)

Writing Pearls (spotlight)

Feb 24: Underneath the Covers (spotlight)

Feb 25: The Pages In-Between (review)

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