Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

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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.


About M.J. Putney

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M. J. Putney is the author of the young adult fantasy novels Dark Mirror and 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.
Published March 1, 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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13th, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-312-62285-5 Page count: 320pp ...

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This enjoyable supernatural time-travel story follows many of the conventions of romance novels, with its characters mostly drawn from English aristocracy (in this case in 1803) and an impossible romance with a drop-dead gorgeous young heir to a dukedom.

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Two non-romantic pairings which held significantly more interest for me were Tory and her roommate Cynthia Stanton, who I thought was brilliantly developed as a character, changing from a standard bitchy teenager in a historical setting to someone much more interesting, and Tory and teacher Miss ...

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City Book Review

The Irregulars continue their exciting adventures in this exciting sequel to the Dark Mirror.

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Fantasy Literature

Dark Mirror — (2011-2012) Young adult.

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Fantasy Literature

Dark Mirror is a blend of fantasy and historical romance set in an alternate history in which magic exists and is legal, but is considered gauche, fit only for the lower classes.

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If instead, you are looking for a book with emotion, energy, vivid writing, clever dialogue, engaging characters, a storyline that will have you gladly losing sleep, patriotism, magic and lastly the beautiful beginnings of a young romance…then you’ve picked the perfect book.

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Night Owl Teen

Purchase Even though Eleanor & Park has been blurbed by my literary young adult romantic genius Stephanie Perkins, don't set out expecting this to be the same.

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