Hello everyone and welcome to my blog for today’s blog tour post for The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy. This post will contain a giveaway link, spoiler-free review of the book and details about the author.
Book & Author Details:
The Wolf Mirror
by Caroline Healy
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult
Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.
Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.
With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.
Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.
Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.
Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.
Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.
Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.
Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University. She alternates her time between procrastination and making art.
In 2012 her award winning short story collection A Stitch in Time was published by Doire Press. Fiction and commentary has been featured in publications across Ireland, the U.K. and more recently in the U.S. Caroline’s work can be found in journals such as Wordlegs,The Bohemyth, Short Story Ireland, Short Stop U.K., Five Stop Story, Prole, Literary Orphans and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice
Her debut Y.A. novel, Blood Entwines was published by Bloomsbury Spark in August 2014 and she is in the process of writing the second book in the series, Blood Betrayal, as well as a short story collection, The House of Water.
She has a fondness for dark chocolate, cups of tea and winter woollies.
(More details can be found on her website http://www.carolinehealy.com)
My Review: The Wolf Mirror is a book that features time travel when modern day Cassie gets switched into the 1700s while her ancestor who shares the same name arrives in the modern day. Both of them are confused, and it’s all thanks to a thunderstorm and a mirror found in the east wing of the manor. Both Cassies have to navigate through their new surroundings as well as try to get back to their worlds before it’s too late.
I found this to be a thrilling read, I love books with time travel particularly if it is a YA book. I found present day Cassie’s sarcasm and attitude to be amusing through but also loved the surroundings in the 1700s. The book was a quick read, my only wish is that it could have been longer. The cover is what drew me into requesting The Wolf Mirror for the tour, the flip side reflection of both Cassies was creative. I gave this 4 stars and would happily read it again in the future.
Giveaway: Enter here at this link- http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251231680/
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
$25 Amazon gift card
To celebrate this blog tour, there is a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card to the value of $25 to spend on whatever you like. This giveaway is open internationally and will close on April 6th 2017.
Thanks so much to Caroline and Xpresso for letting me be a part of the tour. Don’t forget to stop by all of the other blogs taking part in the tour and read what they had to say about The Wolf Mirror. See you all soon.