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2.95  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  70 reviews
A mirror that feeds on human souls wreaks destruction on those around it in this new novel from internationally bestselling author Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose
In an auction house in London, there is a mirror no one will buy. Standing seven feet tall and reaching four feet across, its size makes it unusual. Its horrific powers make it extraordinary. For centuries, th
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 23rd 2016 by Tor Books (first published September 14th 2015)
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An ancient mirror, cursed and deadly. With implicit promises of immortality and power, the flickering, swirling images just below the reflective surface beckon. It hungers, it craves . . . (view spoiler)

Mirrors. They are everywhere. You use them to check your hair, to make sure there is no unsightly spinach stuck between your teeth, and to reassure yourself you are indeed just that good
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Have you ever seen Oculus? I did and I loved it. So when I found Mirror Image on NetGalley, I was excited. Evil mirrors have a way about themselves.


A mirror that feeds on human souls wreaks destruction on those around it in this new novel from internationally bestselling author Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose
In an auction house in London, there is a mirror no one will buy. Standing seven feet tall and reaching four feet across, its size makes it unusual. Its horrific powers make it extrao
Jen (LOHF/Book Den)
Dec 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF at 75%. When you are begging your book to PLEASE be over already, it's time to cut your loses. The premise for this book is great - possessed mirror sold at an auction... I'm there every time. The execution... well, it's making me want to be executed, too. ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review from Tenacious Reader:

We all know, if you want creepy things, you have to hit the auction houses, right? Where old, dirty, dingy, creepy finds lurk in the shadows waiting for bids. OK. Typically it is just antique or faux-antique objects, but hey, this is a horror book, and so there have to be horrors to be found. An auction house sounds like a great place to uncover something that would be better not found. Our protagonist frequents auction houses
Zuky the BookBum
Aug 11, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 45%

I instantly liked the writing style of this book, it was free flowing and easy to get into, unfortunately, this was definitely longer than it needed to be - when I got to the 36% mark I thought “really? We still have 64% of this book left to go?” I couldn’t quite work out how the author was going to be able to write much more without it being repetitive and dull.

I thought this was going to be my kind of book but apparently not, and I feel bad for not finishing it, but it wasn’t my cup
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
A mirror that feeds on human souls...what a great premise for a terrorizing novel! For several chapters the author pulled it off...well enough to earn it 3 stars from me. The problem was that it turns out the mirror not only fed on blood and also fed on sex. I'm not opposed to sex in a book or a movie but there was a LOT of it here and it seemed to be endless. The shift through different timelines was also sometimes hard to follow. Still the idea and and the story minus the endless se ...more
K.M. Montemayor
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, horror
4/5 Creepy mirror stars
Thank you Netgalley, and MacMillan-Tor/Forge for providing me a copy of this book for an honest review.

When I read the description of this book, I immediately thought of the movie, Oculus.
There are a lot of similarities. Mirror with a violent history, sold at an auction house. As it was one of the few horror movies in recent memory to actually unnerve me, I wanted to read this book.

Jonathan Frazer owns a successful antique business in LA. Almost as soon as he purchases an
Sci-Fi & Scary
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mirror Image is a deeply disturbing and completely fascinating study of the power of blood and sex and our fascination with the power of reflection. As intriguing as it is repulsive, Mirror Image is a near perfect entry into the evil mirror horror trope. A mirror with terrifying powers that can ensnare, control, and kill. It’s very presence immediately sets dark events into motion. One that feeds on blood and semen, and will not let itself be destroyed.

Mirror image was a slow burn of a novel. Ev
Susanne  Strong
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Mirror Image by Michael Scott is a campy horror novel about an antique mirror with a mind of its own.

The antique mirror, which has been left untouched for years, is purchased at an auction house by Jonathan Frazer, the owner of a furniture shop in Los Angeles. Immediately after the purchase, Jonathan is drawn to the mirror, though he doesn’t realize that this is extraordinary. Within a few days, his trusty employee loses his life when the mirror crushes him and then one by one, several other pe
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Mirrors have played a predominant role in horror movies, books, and nightmares. For as long as mirrors have existed, so have superstitions about them. From 7 years bad luck for breaking a mirror, to stealing your soul. From not reflecting vampires because they have no soul, to being a portal to otherworldly dimensions. I have always been fascinated by such stories and so I jumped at the chance to read Mirror Image. This is the story of an antique mirror and the ancient evil secrets it holds.
Sue Wallace
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mirror Image By Michael Scott is a horror read.
A mirror that feeds on human souls wreaks destruction on those around it in Mirror Image, the new novel from internationally bestselling author Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose.

In an auction house in London, there is a mirror no one will buy. Standing seven feet tall and reaching four feet across, its size makes it unusual. Its horrific powers make it extraordinary. For centuries, the mirror has fed off of the lives of humans, giving them agoniz
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
A book about a psychotic mirror you say!? Yes please, I will definitely read that!!

As the story starts we meet one of our main characters, Jonathan Frazer, an antiques dealer from LA, who is drawn to a mirror at an auction, bids on it and wins. We follow him back to LA and meet his wife Celia and daughter Emmanuelle aka Manny along with some of his workers.

After the bizarre death of his friend Tony we are introduced to 2 detectives, Margaret Haaren and Jose Perez, who are investigating and lurki
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a beautiful, beautiful horror. It is horror in all its glory. Characters descending into madness, lots of gore and sex, and a deliciously evil mirror that can give you all you want....right before it kills you.

But wait, there's more! The BEST PART EVER is who the mirror is. Who has been stuck in there, biding time, waiting for the next dumbo to come along and sate their need.....

It's just exactly what you want from a horror. It takes very little time at all to jump into the action which
Joselyn  Moreno Burke
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A true masterpiece on horror and suspense, it was so interesting I just love how it was written. the characters were so alive that I could almost feel everything they went true.
Frazer went down pretty bad at the end wao I didn't expected that at all, at some point I did thought he was going to make it out of it for some reason, Manny well she was unfortunate maybe and for what I get from the end the mirror did make its wish come true. loved that Scott's always do so well him homework with story
Horror DNA
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: matt-e-lewis
Are objects that are said to be cursed simply bad luck, or could there be something more diabolical at work? Johnathan Frazer, an antiques dealer from Los Angeles, has just bought a mirror in London at an amazing price. Little does he know (ugh, I feel sick even just typing this), he just bought more than he bargained for...

This is the premise of Mirror Image, a story of possessed antique that feeds on blood and souls and...semen. The antique looking glass begins claiming lives in its new home t
Dawn Betts-Green (Dinosaur in the Library)
This book was—not great. It was barely good. I have no problem with sex in horror novels, but this was just poorly integrated. There were too many things going on and very little good development.

The very last thing in the book is a brief note telling the reader that the historical parts were based in fact. That bit of fascinating info deserves a much better book.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Cheap, sleazy, uneven, and bor-ing.

Difficult to make myself finish. Elicited such boredom and disgust in me that I found myself wishing an evil mirror would kill me so I wouldn't have to keep reading such crap.

Knocked off a star for gratuitous misogyny.
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
What is it about horror that begs for gratuitous sex? I don’t get it. Actually, I’m wondering if it’s one of those deeply-seeded societal issues inherent in the majority of the population where sex = evil and only bad things come from sex. Take this mirror that’s fueled literally by male spooge, female orgasms, and blood. People have sex and bad things get unleashed on the world. I honestly don’t get it. Where’s Freud when you need him?

I was intrigued by the book because mirrors are a pain point
Aug 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*I've got this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review*

What the hell did I just read?! Oh,my God, how disappointed I was. I expected it to be a good old horror story with a haunted mirror, but it turned out to be totally different from what I anticipated.

At first when I started to read I really enjoyed what I read, at least first 20 or so pages, but then it got to the point where genre of this book slightly changed into thriller. I thought "oh well, I can deal with that, it's fine"
I received this ebook as an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.

This is one wild ride. There are not many things that bother me when I read a book, however, objects being "possessed" really get me. I requested this book from the title alone. I didn't read the blurb so I went into it cold. I thought from the title that it would be a story about a haunting of some kind. I suppose you could say it is but not like I expected.

The story revolves around an antique dealer who purchases a mirror at
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
This book started out good for me but lost me along the way. It seemed to throw a lot of things into the story that either didn't tie in or didn't make sense. Like people taking their own lives at a certain time, people that had nothing to do with the mirror or any of the characters in the story. Just random deaths. The premise of a "haunted" "magical" mirror is a classic horror basis and this story started out on that point very well, but to me it got further off-base as the story went along.

Angie Fehl
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Los Angeles antiques dealer Jonathan Frazer attends an auction in London, England where he ends up seeing this giant standing mirror he suspects is several centuries old. The mirror is not particularly pretty, but is eye-catching in its sheer size, not to mention Jonathan feeling a strange, strong pull toward the piece. Figuring he can make a decent profit on it back home, he buys it for a song and has it shipped back to California.

Though the mirror gave no hint of its evil secrets back in Lond
Lora Milton
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
I was really anticipating reading this story because the plot sounded like just the sort of Horror I really like. I'm not sure what I expected, but I soon found that it earned it's Horror tag with some gruesome deaths and horrific supernatural occurrences.

An antique dealer in Los Angeles buys a very old mirror for a bargain price while on a buying trip in London. Soon after he gets it home, the mysterious deaths start to happen and a rough looking man shows up, attempting to buy the mirror, even
Tracy Robertson
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think this book is generally underrated with a 2.98 average stars. It's a little different than my usual, favorite thriller genre. I would say it's a combination of many genres... horror, thriller, fantasy and even some nonfiction. As for the horror part, I am not a fan of gore. It did have some, but it wasn't gratuitous as it was necessary to the story and not overboard. While the book was basically fiction, the epilogue is a MUST READ. If you are like me and think that epilogues are usually ...more
Marianna Neal
DNF at 53%

I tried, I really tried to get back into this book, but sadly, it just doesn't hold my interest. Leaving this one unfinished and without a rating. The premise was so promising, and the whole "evil mirror" concept was perfect (actually made me think of Oculus - a very good horror movie), but the plot felt repetitive, full of clichés I've seen over and over in other books and films, and with half of Mirror Image left I just didn't have it in me to read any further. This makes me very sad
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
For me, this book has it's ups and downs. I was drawn to the book because I love scary stories about mirrors. They can be very creepy. My childhood bedroom had a bunch of mirror on one wall to make the room look bigger but I think movies with mirrors scare me more because of this.
They was some sexual parts in this book and I'm not real sure if they fit in the story but I enjoyed the picturing how beautiful yet scary this mirror was. * I received this book from NetGalley---this is my honest revie
Dec 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
This author needs to read Strunk & White. Especially the part that says, “Eliminate all unnecessary words.”

Even though it’s too late, I was still tempted to take my red pen to it.

The story, at least the 70 or so pages I read of it, was predictable. In horror, that’s not necessarily a deal breaker—we know bad things are going to happen, people are going to die, go mad, what have you. But when you combine that with clunky writing, it’s too much to take.
Olga Miret
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
You’ll never look at a mirror the same way again Thanks to Net Galley and to Macmillan-Tor/Forge Books for offering me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Horror is one of my favourite genres although I don’t read exclusively in any genre, but I always look forward to horror books. I also love antiques and TV programmes and books about antiques, and I was therefore even more interested in this novel.
Mirror Image tells the story of a haunted mirror (so to speak, although th
Emily Dill
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was hoping for a spooky haunted mirror story. Instead I got an insane amount of gratuitous violence and sex, along with WAY too many sentences ending in exclamation marks, which I’m stunned got by the editors and publisher.
The Forgotten  Bookshelf
Wow, incredibley creepy and ick factor was high but with that as an understanding this was pretty darn good. Perfect setting for seasonal Halloween reading and it definitely fit the mood! I'm glad I took a chance on this and didn't pass on it! ...more
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Irish-born Michael Scott began writing over thirty years ago, and is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a
variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore.

He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-seven countries, in over twenty languages.

Praised for his “unparalleled contribution

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