ARC Review: The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted February 16, 2016 by MC / 0 Comments

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ARC Review: The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’BrienThe Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O'Brien
Published by Macmillan on February 16th 2016
Pages: 320

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Oh my goodness, writing a review for this book is SO HARD, because it is the second book in the series and I don’t want to give anything away! I wish I could just gush about how much I love this series, but I think it is definitely better for you to go into the books without knowing much about them. The first book in this series, The Vault of Dreamers, gave me the biggest book hangover I have ever experienced, and was one of my favorite books of 2015. I was so honored when I received an ARC of The Rule of Mirrors, and I can’t wait to share this amazing series with all of you.

The Rule of Mirrors is the second book in The Vault of Dreamers series, which tells the story of Rosie Sinclair, a teenage girl who has achieved her dream of being accepted to the Forge School. The Forge School is a very unique academy, where teens receive an education that is meant to foster their creativity. There is one condition, however – every minute of their lives is filmed and broadcast on TV for the entire world to see. The viewers can then vote for their favorite students and therefore have control of who remains at the school and who gets sent home. Rosie soon discovers, however, that there may be more to this reality show school than meets the eye.

There are a few things that I just absolutely adore about Caragh O’Brien’s storytelling. First of all, Caragh is the Queen of the Second Book. Seriously. I have read so many trilogies and series, and so many of them suffer from “second-book syndrome.” You know the deal, the second book in a series frequently seems to be lacking compared to the first. Well, Caragh works some serious magic and erases this problem completely. Her second books are SO GOOD. The storytelling is just as engaging and gripping as the first book, and it leaves you just as excited to see what will happen next.

I also simply adore the characters that Caragh creates. I feel like the main characters are my friends who I have known forever. Rosie, Linus, Burnham – I feel like I am a part of their lives. I can picture myself walking around the Forge School campus with them and guessing who would make it and who would get kicked off the show. And Dean Berg….man he gives me chills. If you want to read a book with a a bad guy that will forever creep you out, you need to check out these books. Caragh can write some seriously creepy villains that really keep you on the edge of your seat.

If you like sic-fi, I highly, highly recommend that you try The Vault of Dreamers series. These books are phenomenal and really suck you in. I can’t believe that The Rule of Mirrors is just about to be released, which means that I won’t be able to read the next book in the series for at least a year! The suspense is going to kill me! Go check out these books and then make sure you come talk to me about them! I promise you are in for an amazing adventure!

5 Stars


When you find a new favorite series…..

…..blame it on the books.

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