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When Piper discovers an old antique mirror on the attic of her new home, she has no idea what terror she unlocked.

Eerie shadows lurking in the night and estranged voices crying out for help are only the beginning. As Piper’s world comes crumbling down, she realizes everything that she believed was imaginary, might have been real all along.

Something is very wrong with that
Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 14th 2013 by InkSpell Publishing (first published September 2013)
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Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mirror Mirror – by Majanka Verstraete

Majanka Verstraete has written a YA Paranormal novel that is quite enjoyable and quite shocking in the end. Her writing style is good her words flowed well and I didn’t have any difficulty reading this novel. I noticed a few errors but recently discovered that English is not the author’s first language but I wouldn’t say that this was a big issue either. I really got into this story the more I read the more intrigued I was to find out what was going to happen
John Gaynard
Dec 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sixteen-year old Piper’s father died of an incurable disease a few years ago. Her mother is an antiques dealer who moves house continually. She purchases old houses in need of a lot of repair, and, once the repairs have been done, she sells up and moves into another old place that needs to be refurbished. Piper has probably moved in and out of twenty houses in this way, but there is something in the new house that she has never encountered before.

Although there was nothing that Piper could have
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(This review can be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

Everyone knows I love a good horror book. In fact, I can't resist a good horror book. Luckily, this one was fairly decent.

Okay, so the blurb is pretty spot on. I won't put it into my own words since I'd just be reiterating what the book blurb said.

I like the cover. I don't love it, but I definitely like it. I like the creepy feel to it. Yes, it could've been a bit creepier, but it's still a good cover.

Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Let me explain - the suspense is fantastic, the pacing worked, the layering of the mythology worked, I liked the characters, and I LOVED the ending.

But several things kept drawing me out of the story and ruined my enjoyment of it:

1) The avoidance of 'he said' or 'she said' dialogue tags. In the first two chapters alone, we get these alternatives: shouted, commented, asked, answered, replied, admitted, countered, predicted, explained, suggested, agreed, revealed, snapped, offered, remarked, conti
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I received an e-copy of this from Shaz of Fiction Addiction Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

The thought of the blurb makes me cringe. It's unsettling and bothering as it was described. I was excited to be scared and to be lost in horror. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

Fractured really did have a nice premise. But somehow, I felt it wasn't executed in the best way. The whole mystery behind that mirror was a little creepy. The bottom line is, the mirror p
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Look in a mirror and one thing's sure; what we see is not who we are.” - Richard Bach

Piper's Mom has an obsession with antiques, restoring old houses then moving into them. just like before, Piper Golden and her mother Andrea find themselves in another new home. far from being bothered with this continuous migration throughout her life, Piper actually shares with her Mom a love for old things. while going through stuff in the attic, Piper discovers a mirror which captivates her. after cleaning
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
You might want to sleep with the lights on or maybe you might want to remove all the mirrors from your house. Fractured by Majanka Verstraete is the kind of book that makes you think about doing both. Mirrors creep me out I always avoid them when I am in the dark. They are like gateways to another world or I'm always scared when I turn the lights on someone will be standing behind me (yes I sound like a crazy person but they really freak me out) I was a bit jumpy (as you can tell) when reading ...more
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Piper is an average teen who struggles with loss, grief, and constant upheaval in her life. Constantly moving from home to home leaves her looking for stability and security. One way she finds this is through a group of friends she’s had for a very long time. Another way is to share the love of antiques with her mother. When she finds an exquisitely made mirror, she believes it will be the perfect addition to her bedroom. And since I really detest those spoiler reviews that detail every plot lin ...more
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Everyone has their thing- that thing they know better than to read about- that thing that climbs into the back of their mind and puts down roots nestled between the unshakable ear worms and the irrational fears. That thing that not only causes one to shudder in broad daylight, but that inescapably keeps popping up in he most casual of circumstances. For some people it's a thinly veiled fear of heights that rears its unwelcome head on escalators or when looking out an office window, for me, it's ...more
Dec 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The concept was pretty cool...a haunted/cursed mirror that was maybe or maybe not killing people. I like the idea but the end kind of did it in for me. Not the part where a character was banished from both Heaven and Hell but a different part. And I can't say lest I give away a major part of the story.

The other thing that annoyed me was how her father died. The author kept mentioning a horrible, awful, incurable disease. But she never names the disease. It would have been much more cohesive to t
Kelly Hashway
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book. I like creepy. And this definitely did creep me out. Piper falls in love with this antique mirror, but when her friend says she gets an evil vibe from it, Piper starts to see and hear things that scare her more than she wants to admit. Verstraete wove a great story here with plenty of twists that you don't see coming until they hit you, but then all the pieces she crafted together along the way suddenly become clear. That's just great wri ...more
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW just wow!! Great book! I'm ready for the next one!!! Review to come!! ...more
Jena Baxter
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book, and really wanted to give it five stars, but there were things at the end that I felt needed more explanation. I understand this is book 1, but still felt there were a couple of issues. Those issues don't destroy the story, however, it has a strong plot that plays out well. So, I'm going with four stars.

There are a couple of places with an extra word, and one place with a missing word. I don't rate grammar, but since these can't be avoided, I figured they should be mentioned.

Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
So getting through this book was a little more difficult than I expected.

I liked some of the characters in the book but I felt some of them were not required, especially some of Piper's friends who were hardly mentioned during the last quarter of the book. Personally I feel the dialogue and actions didn't match the characters, for example, the "woman who looked old as time" and was "leaning heavily on a walking stick" suddenly "jumped up and began wandering around the room".

There was a huge am
Anagha Uppal
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young horror readers ages 9-14
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Originally posted on my blog as part of a review event:

I tried to like this books, I really did. I usually love horror. The haunted mirror was a great idea, but the execution was poor.

The first thing that really bothered me was the conversation. This is why YA is so difficult. Either the author tries too hard to make it seem believable or not hard enough. In this case, not hard enough at all. No teenager in his right mind talks like the way these people do. It rea
Tracy Riva
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
By Majanka Verstraete
Kindle ASIN: B00F63YHA0, $3.99; Paperback ISBN 13: 978-1939590176, $11.84

I loved Fractured from its opening pages until its shocking conclusion, and cannot wait for the next book in the Mirrorland series. I will be restlessly awaiting news that it is out.
Piper has found a beautiful antique mirror in the attic of her house. She lovingly clears away the years of cobwebs and shines the silver frame, then hangs it in her room. But then her best friend Alison comes to vi
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Author Majanka Verstraete has written more than twenty unique works of fiction. A native of Belgium, Majanka’s novels explore the true nature of monsters: the good, the bad, and just about every species in between. Her young adult books include the acclaimed Mirrorland (YA Dark Fantasy) and Angel of Death (YA Paranormal) series of novels.

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