Review + Giveaway: Eyes in the Mirror by Julia Mayer


I always thought it would be cool to escape into another world. I never believed I’d find one in my reflection. But there I was, falling through the mirror into a parallel life-Samara’s life. And she needed me. The cutting, the dead mom, no friends…She was hurting, and I knew it was up to me to fix it. She needed me to fix her.

She’ll thank me…


I never had a friend until I met Dee, at least not a real friend. But then she’s my reflection, so maybe I’m just crazy. When she suggested we switch places, it seemed like the perfect answer.
So I let her live in my world, and I lived in hers.
With her mom, her boyfriend, her friends-her perfect life…I don’t belong here.

But how can I go back after what she’s done?

Two girls, one reflection, and a startling discovery about what really lies beyond the bathroom mirror…

When I originally read the synopsis for Eyes in the Mirror, I assumed it would be a psychological thriller of sorts. I was definitely in for a surprise, but it was a nice one. Instead it’s more of a contemporary novel with a fantasy twist. A bit of magical realism, if you will.

Both girls lead completely different lives. They discover that mirrors are portals to a parallel universe, as the synopsis states they switch lives. As typical in any life-reversal book/movie, this is a bad idea! It’s hard to dislike either girl, despite their stupid mistakes with one another’s life. They really do think they are doing the right thing.

Eyes in the Mirror is very unique. I loved the author’s take on this alternate universe where you have a doppleganger running around. The characters differ so much, that it was fascinating to see the direction each would take in their new “life”.

I do have to say at times I was very confused! I would think I’d be following how this parallel world would work, but then something wild and crazy would occur that would leave me scratching my head a bit!

I received my copy of Eyes in the Mirror from the publisher for review.

The publisher has graciously agreed to send three of you a copy of the book! (Be sure if you win to let me know your thoughts on it! I’ve not been able to convince any of my friends to read it yet. I want to discuss it with someone.)

Because these copies will be coming directly from the publisher you must live in either the US or Canada.

You must be 13+.

Giveaway open until 9-23


Winners to be announced shortly.

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  1. Jessica says:

    Great giveaway. I love the cover for this one. So amazing. Not sure why but it’s saying I don’t have access to the google doc. Weird never happened before. So this is my entry :) not sure if it counts but google doc is not liking me right now.

    • Amanda says:

      Sorry! It was actually my fault. There’s a little check mark you have to uncheck to make the form go live and I forgot to do so. Eep! I’ll add you in though. :)

  2. This book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review and for posting the giveaway!!

  3. Jennie says:

    I love the cover for this book. It’s so creepy! This book sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Pabkins says:

    I have to admit I find the cover image very freaky. Those eyes are just …*shivers* With that said it does sound interesting – and the doppleganger is I think something we all think about now and then – whether there’s someone else out there in the world running around with the same face as ours…

    feel free to check out my sister’s giveaway of her handmade zombie bunny plush!

  5. Mary DeBorde says:

    No kidding, that cover is beautifully freaky and I think the story plot sounds terrific!!! I’ve had several people over the years tell me they’ve seen someone who looks exactly like me but I’ve never tripped across anyone myself.

  6. Mary DeBorde says:

    ps – Thank you & the publisher very much for such a super nice giveaway :D

  7. Darlene says:

    I think this book sounds really interesting! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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