I love Kristen Britain’s Green Rider series. Love it. I make people read it. My dad, not normally a fantasy fan, enjoyed it. So the minute I saw Mirror Sight had arrived at the store, I carried it around with me like a stuffed toy until I was able to purchase it.
Then, when I got it home, and eagerly cracked open the cover, I realized that I had no idea what was going on. It had been too long since I read Blackveil (which I also leaped upon when it first released). No help for it, I went back and re-read the whole series, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then I got to Mirror Sight.
Mirror Sight is very, very different from all the previous books in the series. It almost feels like it was written by a different author. It is supposed to take place more than a hundred years later than the timeline the rest of the series is based in, and it’s… weird. Very steampunk, and way more classic romance. The rest of the series featured Karigan, the heroine, constantly in over her head, but through cleverness, ingenuity, luck, and loyal friends managing to (barely) survive, and even triumph. Mirror Sight consisted of Karigan being mostly helpless, almost constantly unconscious, and relying on another character to rescue her. A lot.
I’m not sure how much of my annoyance stems from how much of a departure this is from the other books – perhaps if this was a standalone story, written in this style, I would have enjoyed it. It’s hard to tell. It’s still a well told tale, and I whipped through it, all 770 pages.
My verdict is read it, but wait for the paperback. Here’s hoping the next book in the series is a return to the character I know and love.