Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Noyes’ story lacks mystery and dread, becoming more a study of the Middle Ages than an evocative ghost story.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

In a sensual paranormal romance, a teen girl’s doppelgänger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade. It was meant to be a diversion — a summer in Florence with her best friend, Liam, and his travel-writer mom, doing historical research between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont, May’s parents, and all semblance of safety, were breaking up. But when May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, only to find her ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory. And when later she follows the menacing Cristofana through a portal to fourteenth-century Florence, May never expects to find safety in the eyes of Marco, a soulful painter who awakens in her a burning desire and makes her feel truly seen. The wily Cristofana wants nothing less of May than to inhabit each other’s lives, but with the Black Death ravaging Old Florence, can May’s longing for Marco’s touch be anything but madness? Lush with atmosphere both passionate and eerie, this evocative tale follows a girl on the brink of womanhood as she dares to transcend the familiar — and discovers her sensual power.
 

About Deborah Noyes

See more books from this Author
Deborah Noyes is the author of The Ghosts of Kerfol and the editor of the anthologies The Restless Dead and Gothic! She is also the author of Red Butterfly, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, and Hana in the Time of the Tulips, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Deborah Noyes lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Candlewick. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Plague in the Mirror
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
on Apr 03 2013

Noyes’ story lacks mystery and dread, becoming more a study of the Middle Ages than an evocative ghost story.

Read Full Review of Plague in the Mirror | See more reviews from Kirkus

Rate this book!

Add Review
×