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A Mirror Mended ♦ Alix E. Harrow | Review

A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables, #2) ♦ Alix E. Harrow | Review

The second installment in the Fractured Fables series of Alix E. Harrow took me into the retelling of Snow White. But it left me more confused at the end about the travelling between fairy tales and reality.

A Mirror Mended ♦ Alix E. Harrow | ReviewTitle: A Mirror Mended
Author: Alix E. Harrow
Series: Fractured Fables #2
More Volumes: A Spindle Splintered
ISBN-13: 9781250766649
Publisher:, published on 14. Jun 2022
Genre: Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, New Adult, Retelling
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Purchased at: Amazon
Buy here: Amazon
Link to Goodreads

My rating:

Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.

Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can't handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White's Evil Queen has found out how her story ends, and she's desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone. Will Zinnia accept the Queen's poisonous request and save them both from the hot-iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path?

More Books by the Author: A Spindle Splintered

A Mirror Mended ♦ Alix E. Harrow


Our main character could somehow beat her illness after she returned from her adventure in the first installment A Spindle Splintered, and she is even able to make it into another one, this time Snow White. The explanation of the whole travel system is still confusing to me, but so is time travel and astrophysics. 😁

The read was fast and mostly enjoyable, but I also gotta say that I still could not become friends with the main character. Also, I just could not understand how Ziannia could treat her friends so shitty, like they don’t mean anything to her. But needed their help again in the end.

This time I was missing the strong message behind the story. Only the witty humor kept me reading, and I was glad it was just a short story.



After the first installment couldn’t catch me completely I probably won’t continue with this series, because A Mirror Mended was even less entertaining.

Fractured Fables – The Series

A Spindle Splintered (#1)A Mirror Mended (#2)

About Alix E. Harrow

Alix E. Harrow is the NYT-bestselling author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, Starling House, and various short fiction, including a duology of retold fairy tales (A Spindle Splintered and A Mirror Mended). Her work has won a Hugo and a British Fantasy Award, and been shortlisted for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, Southern Book Prize, and Goodreads Choice awards.

She's from Kentucky, but now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids.

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