Mini Review – Mirror of Fate by Gwenda Bond

POSTED ON January 20, 2017 BY Austine IN Book Review

Mini Review – Mirror of Fate by Gwenda Bond
Mirror of Fate
by Gwenda Bond
Series: ReMade #1.10
Published on November 16, 2016 by Serial Box Publishing
Format: eARC
Pages: 29
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Seyah makes a discovery to the delight of the whole group and gains some time to reflect. With her dreams of Broadway dashed with her untimely death, she can only wonder what the future holds…and if a special someone has already been cast as her co-star.

You live. You love. You Die. Now RUN. ReMade is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that will take readers past the boundaries of time, space, and even death.

This is the 10th episode of ReMade, a 15-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Gwenda Bond.

ReMade Season One: In one moment the lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it’s not just because they all happen to die. “ReMade” in a world they barely recognize – one with robots, space elevators, and unchecked jungle – they must work together to survive. They came from different places, backgrounds, and families, and now they might be the last people on earth. Lost meets The Maze Runner in this exciting serial adventure.

This book was provided by the publisher (via NetGalley). This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Knight's Judgment
Writing Style

I don’t know what it is about the point-of-view characters lately but they are just not working for me. I’ve also noticed that there’s been a lot of racism in these past few episodes as well that sprouted up and I’m just wondering why. Not that it isn’t…realistic isn’t quite the right word, but I’m not saying that racism shouldn’t exist in fiction to be challenged by the characters, but that it’s not really being challenged and didn’t start to become present until recently. There have been plenty of opportunities for the characters to push back against it and nothing’s happened. Ugh.

I liked that we get more of Seyah’s background. It was nice. That’s all I really have to say about it. Nice, but this episode, once again, felt like it was going nowhere. This story feels like it’s going nowhere. In particular, this episode felt like a bit of fluff before the action happens but I’ve learned not to get my hopes up with this serial.

Per usual, the writing was great. I love Gwenda Bond’s Girl on a Wire and enjoyed her writing style, if not the content. It was good to see one of the “mystery” characters fleshed out a bit and I’m always left questioning. But I’m ready for answers and for this story to take some sort of direction.

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