Dark Mirror: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 1, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 320 pages

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory's blood is tainted . . . by magic.

When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she's fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she's one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory's life is about to change forever. All that she's ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl's worth.
Dark Mirror is M.J. Putney's first young adult novel, and it's enthralling—an historical fantasy that's both fast-paced and deeply moving.

 

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User Review  - mitabird - LibraryThing

2.5 stars I didn't really care for this book. I was never invested in any of the characters, nor could I get into the storyline. I found it boring. I did think it was a refreshing take on magic, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - ELBrown - LibraryThing

An interesting take on time travel and magical abilities set in the back drop of historical England. This is Putney's first YA book and she did a good job of creating mystery and heroic characters ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
12
Section 4
21
Section 5
27
Section 6
35
Section 7
42
Section 8
50
Section 21
153
Section 22
161
Section 23
170
Section 24
180
Section 25
190
Section 26
199
Section 27
208
Section 28
218

Section 9
58
Section 10
65
Section 11
76
Section 12
86
Section 13
92
Section 14
100
Section 15
108
Section 16
115
Section 17
122
Section 18
129
Section 19
136
Section 20
145
Section 29
224
Section 30
235
Section 31
240
Section 32
248
Section 33
256
Section 34
264
Section 35
272
Section 36
283
Section 37
291
Section 38
299
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About the author (2011)

M. J. Putney is the author of the young adult fantasy novel Dark Passage. As Mary Jo Putney, she is the New York Times bestselling author of historical romances. M. J. is fond of reading, cats, travel, and most of all, great stories.

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