Book Review – “Mirror Bound” by Leanne Herrera

I know I am way behind in meeting my Goodreads Reading Challenge, but I am not giving up. 🙂 I am trying to read as many books I possibly can, in whatever time I can squeeze out of my work. Mirror Bound is one such attempt that thankfully, has been successfully accomplished.

I received this e-book as part of a book promotion, in exchange for a review. Though there were many books on my to-read list still I went ahead with this one first as I just did the author feature and it made sense to follow it with a review. Well as promised, I have read it, actually liked it and so am reviewing it now. Here it is…

Mirror Bound” by Leanne Herrera

Book Summary: She came home to settle her great grandmothers affairs and figure out her own life. Finding out that her grandmother left her everything including magic powers she forgot to unbind before her death. Anna finds someone to love amidst the war against the woman that was supposed to love her and her twin sister. The mother goddess helps her gain her magic. Can Anna stop her mother before her mother stops her?

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My Review:

I found this to be a good book with both +ve as well as -ve points. Honestly, it is readable and quite enjoyable too. The story maintains a steady pace throughout and the element of magic and mystery keep the interest levels up.

The book is written from Anna’s perspective and it starts off quite smoothly.  However, in the first few pages I felt that there was some confusion between who’s Ma — the mother or the grandmother or great grandmother. It’s only later that things get sorted out. The introduction of John spices things up. But I actually could not come to terms with the ease with which Anna accepts that her Ma is a witch and she too has powers as did her sister. I mean, I would probably have freaked out if a stranger, whom I’ve just met, tells me that my loved one had such a big secret. This section should have been a bit exciting rather than just swim by you. Also the whole ‘I knew what was coming’ attitude of Anna was a bit odd.

Still, I liked reading through the book. The author does a good job in creating a balance between all that is happening and the different characters that appear in the story. As the story progressed, it became more engaging. Anna’s  meeting the Mother Goddess and preparing for the final battle, sure are the highlight of the book.

I would recommend this book to those interested in witches and magic.  I am sure that they will like it.

I give this book 3 stars out of 5.

 

Guest Blogger : Leanne Herrera

Mirror Bound

Today I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you, my first guest blogger – Leanne Herrera, author of “Mirror Bound”, a paranormal romance novel that was released couple of months back.

Leanne is a mother and grandmother with a BFA in ceramics sculpture. She has always loved telling stories, whether it be in the form of her art, poetry or the written word. She has a love for books and animals. Leanne has traveled the world, first with her father when he was in the military and then with her husband of twenty years who was also in the military. Right now she lives in Florida but one day hopes to own a farm with lots of rescue animals, where she can write and throw clay.

Here she shares with us about what inspires her to write.

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“CREATIVITY COMES CREEPING”  By Leanne Herrera       

Leanne Herrera

Late at night when the house is quiet, the kids are sleeping and my husband is a few feet away sawing logs, inspiration strikes and I feel the need to record it all. The story is there in a small portion of my brain and it begins to explode through my fingertips onto a blank word document. Soon I realize that I have filled the page up. Then I have to go back and correct the places where my brain has typed the story faster than my hands ever could. This obviously leaves gaps in the stories I write. Sometimes I do not find them unless I read them aloud to someone else.

If no one is awake when I feel the need to do this, I often seek my online friends to just listen for a few minutes to me stutter and stammer through a story. If my husband is awake he becomes my listener. My children however will not read or listen to anything I write, because I am old. At least that is what they tell me. I however think that, if they read it or listen to it and actually enjoy it, that they think it will make them less cool than they are, so they just avoid the stories.

What is funny about this is that I generally include something about them in each story. It could be a picture on the cover that I have taken of them for one of my art classes, or it could be that one of the background characters has their personality or look or something. They know this but still refuse to read or listen to anything I have written. I love my daughters but they are typical teenagers, nothing a parent says or does can be cool, what they do not realize is that this attitude, just fuels more late night writing and is often the inspiration behind the stories in one way or another.

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You can  connect with Leanne Herrera by checking out these links:

LEANNE’S BLOG

FACEBOOK

 

You can also get a copy of MIRROR BOUND by Leanne Herrera on Amazon.com. For a Kindle version click Here or Paperback Here!

Mirror Bound

 

Here’s a short summary of “MIRROR BOUND” 

She came home to settle her great grandmothers affairs and figure out her own life. Finding out that her grandmother left her everything including magic powers she forgot to unbind before her death. Anna finds someone to love amidst the war against the woman that was supposed to love her and her twin sister. The mother goddess helps her gain her magic. Can Anna stop her mother before her mother stops her?

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Keep a watch out — my review of the “Mirror Bound” is to follow soon.

Have a Good Day!!!

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