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Blinding Mirror Kindle Edition
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Blinding Mirror is an exceptional thriller by Shelley Halima. Halima expertly weaves a multi-generational, multi-ethnic tale of suspense and intrigue. This novel takes you on an emotional journey as you see how Olivia grows from an impoverished teen to a selfish, gold-digging socialite. Readers will see how Olivia's actions had a devastating effect on Lourdes, Sophia, and Isabella's lives. Halima does a wonderful job of exposing readers to Afro-Mexican, Spanish, Indian, Maltese, and Portuguese cultures something that's rarely found in today's fiction market. High family drama, self-hatred of one's culture, and detrimental lies makes Blinding Mirror a captivating read. This novel is a sensational start to the Mirror series.
It's been a while since a character has made me want to jump into a book and whip on them. Oliva/Olivia is one such character. Shelley Halima did a great job of creating a character you loved to hate. Yet, at times, you couldn't help but feel sorry for her. Signs of a good writer.
I enjoyed the ethnic flavor of "Blinding Mirror." With so many books today being so black and white (pun intended), this was refreshing. The pace was good and the story kept my interest. There were a few quirks in the editing but not enough to prove too distracting.
Shelley Halima's "Blinding Mirror" (I didn't get the title or cover, though.) is a good read and easily recommendable. For me, it was reminiscent of "Imitation of Life" with a gold-digging twist. I look forward to "Crimson Mirror."
Anyways back to this particular story at hand. The author included a great balance of detail and dialogue in this story. Everything was told I'll in such a way that the readers would not have to guess what happened to the other characters. Even though it was due to a bad situation I'm glad that the 2 sisters were there for their other sister. I hope that Olivia does not die ..I hope she is able to face her demons and let go of all of her anger and pain.
Also I enjoyed reading about the life of the girls' mother as well...it helped me understand why she did what she did.
To the author: great job.