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Leah Ellis never knew why she was abandoned on the beach at two years old. That is, until her life takes a bizarre turn when she begins seeing images in mirrors she can’t explain--cloaked figures using powers that manifest like lightning bolts, or flash-frozen beaches on another world beneath a purple sky.

She practices mirror-gazing, driven to understand these images and
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ebook, 279 pages
Published April 20th 2016 by Clean Reads
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Carol Riggs
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an imaginative, adventurous read with lots of fantasy action and magic. Events were always happening and things were always changing, so it definitely wasn’t static. The characters did accept very easily that Leah was a MirrorMaster from an imperiled alien planet called Jantyr, but if you’re just reading the story for entertainment value rather than realism, it works. (You know, like how you suspend belief while watching fantasy movies like The NeverEnding Story, or a James Bond movie w ...more
Victoria Simcox
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every person Leah holds dear to her heart, as well as Earth, and the complete galaxy are at high risk of devastation. Her long-lost sister has triggered an olden-day device. In order to halt her sibling’s tactics, she must go back to Jantyr, the planet she is from, and become an expert at her recently learned skill. She journeys via mirrors, as far as to realms out of her world. Her secret past unfolds before her eyes. Leah is a girl of integrity, and it shines through her steadfastness and loya ...more
Michelle N
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The MirrorMasters is a very unique and enjoyable book. It's unlike anything I've ever read before. The book starts off and it's the beginning of summer and strange occurrences that always happen on one particular day are taking place. New people show up and then the fun begins. We're swept off to an unknown planet where we have the adventure of a lifetime.

Leah is very close to her family and friends and that bond grows stronger throughout the story. She has a big heart and her love and compassi
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InD'tale Magazine
In this action-packed offering the reader is taken through the mirror with Leah and becomes part of the adventure - jumping on a motor bike, blasting though space, and flying through colorful lands and forests trying to prevent the destruction of Jantyr by Leah’s evil sister, who helped to create this monumental destruction.

Read full review in the 2017 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Jessica
Jul 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
I was a given a free copy of this book through the We <3 YA Books! group in exchange for an honest review.

Leah Ellis, an alien from the planet Jantyr, is prophesied to save her people. She was sent to Earth as a toddler, adopted, and held the life your average teenager would hold. That all changes on the anniversary night of a murder where Leah discovers that she has the ability to see events happening through mirrors.

This book is unlike anything I’ve read this year. I was intrigued by the s
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Jen
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Mirromasters is an entertaining story that is hard to place in one genre. It is part fantasy, part sci-fi, part mystery with romance thrown in! The main character Leah, who who was adopted as a toddler, finds out that she actually comes from a different planet and is prophesied to save her home planet and the galaxy from destruction. She has the ability to travel to different worlds through mirrors. In order to save the planet
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Sarah
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.**
I have read only one other book about aliens, and the subject kind of fascinates me, so I thought I'd give this book a try. I liked the whole "twin mystery" and Leah's clique of friends. I got confused sometimes trying to remember who was with who though. I also thought that everyone accepted the fact that she was from another planet without any questions, but hey, it's a book, so whatevs! :)
The police chief and Aedalina were good antag
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Kay LaLone
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Leah learns about her past through what she sees in the mirror. She is an alien from the plant Jantyr. A Lost First Daughter - mirror master returning to save the planet and earth. "We have to, or I have to, at least," I said, grimacing at the reminder of the dangers ahead. To save Jantyr, I had to keep going - I didn't have a choice. I would not let fear stop me. The author opens a whole new world for the reader. Strong, believable characters. At times emotional. I found mys ...more
Dave Neuendorf
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Too much pressure for a fifteen-year old girl! Opposition from magic users, betrayal by friends, natural disasters, and the threat of the evil sky-gods. But Leah, the MirrorMaster, manages to get through it all, accomplish her tasks, and survive, her love and wholesome principles intact.

The world building is extremely imaginative, with outlandish terrain and architecture, strange cultures, and novel animals.

There are enough logical holes in the plot to be a distraction for adult readers, but I t
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Amberly
***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review***

Leah - She is a contradiction in terms. Yes, as a teenager, her emotions and feelings are bound to swing from one to the other with little effort. But she seemed to be all over the place, all the time. She would be feeling sad and hurt one moment and within the same paragraph got to extremely excited and happy. Screams of bi-polar to me. She was trying to be a strong character but her actions kept giving
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B.W. Morris
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The best part about The MirrorMasters is the main character, Leah. The author does a wonderful job of making her a complex character in which there is no question in what she considers important to her, how much she values her family and friends and how she will admit to being scared to learn the vital role she plays in her quest, yet shows courage in the face of that fear.

The world building is also strong, both in terms of the city that Leah calls home on Earth and the distant planet she is act
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Emily
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very creative story, with an interesting world. I especially enjoyed the beginning where we are introduced to the cast of characters and the tension as they raced to find their friend in the graveyard. Some of the action scenes did seem rushed, while some explanations were a bit complex and drawn out. Overall I enjoyed it. A cool, unique blend of science fiction and fantasy.
Michael Darian
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Alright, time for Polar's Review!

The MirrorMasters, by Lora Palmer, was an interesting read. A new author, I was interested in seeing how her performance on a new novel would fare against my previous reads of more established individuals.

I was not disappointed.

While decidedly sitting within the Young Adult, Fantasy, and Romance genre's, there is a certain charm to the book that can be entertaining for all ages. I'll begin now on my own perceived Pro's and Con's for this title, though I'll refra
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Lora Palmer
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hey, everyone! So, I had a blast writing this book and creating the world and characters of MIRRORMASTERS. Originally, this story began as an idea I had as a kid and would act out with my friends from the neighborhood. It had a time travel element, with a mirror taking two best friends back to the past. When I sat down to write MIRRORMASTERS, what came out was far different, yet it incorporated elements of that initial story. I started with the thought, "What if Leah could control mirrors?" and ...more
Julie Fugate
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the imagination presented in this story and sweet, sweet Leah. Her past is a mystery, but when she finds out just how special she is, it doesn't go to her head. She wholeheartedly wants to help her friends, family and world she has little memory despite terrible odds. I liked how you got to travel to her alien world. The mirrors were lots of fun where she could see bits of history, spy on others, or use them as a portal. This had lots of adventure and a little romance. I found myself wan ...more
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I'm a YA writer and avid fan of fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and dystopian stories. My debut novel THE MIRRORMASTERS, a YA sci-fi/fantasy, is now available from Clean Reads (formerly Astraea Press). I live in beautiful Bucks County, PA, with my wonderful husband and our mischievous cat. In my spare time, I sing in a praise band, Chalice Sounds.
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