Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Backward Glass

Backward Glass
David Lomax
It's 1977, and Kenny Maxwell is dreading the move away from his friends. But then, behind the walls of his family's new falling-apart Victorian home, he finds something incredible--a mummified baby and a note: "Help me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him."

Shortly afterwards, a beautiful girl named Luka shows up. She introduces Kenny to the backward glass, a mirror that allows them to travel through time. Meeting other "mirror kids" in the past and future is exciting, but there's also danger. The urban legend of Prince Harming, who kidnaps and kills children, is true--and he's hunting them. When Kenny gets stranded in the past, he must find the courage to answer a call for help, change the fate of a baby--and confront his own destiny.
My Review: This was an amazing debut from an author that has made me an instant fan.
     Dealing with time travel can be difficult subject matter but David Lomax does it extremely well because of wonderful historic detail. Keeping the suspenseful with a great male protagonist and a strong female character.
  I am running out and buying two copies of this book so my children can read it. I love how this book keeps the reader thinking. Looking forward to having a long discussion with my kids and turn them into instant fans too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm probably not supposed to comment on reviews of my book, but this was so generous and positive a review that I can't resist. Thank-you so much for liking Backward Glass. It makes me very happy that you're getting copies for your kids. Thanks for making my day.