Book Review: A Mirror Among Shattered Glass

About the Book

Unable to contain the deadly nature of her family secret and powers, nine-teen year old Romarin Demetri hails from California, U.S.A, to unearth her heritage as a descendant of serial-killer, Countess Bathory, the woman that lent Dracula his legend, and cursed Romarin with an appetite for blood.

Unenthusiastic about relocating to her birth city of London, a charming paranormal investigator with claim to the throne could change her mind, as he leads her to the only living and distant relative she has: a raven-haired recluse named Talia, who has taken refuge in an old castle in the heart of the city, and doesn’t seem to have a heart of her own.

After a rough introduction to the lethal, inappropriate, and enchantingly sarcastic people she calls her housemates, perhaps the other misfits will be her first true friends; However, as much as these people are like her, they still have hidden vendettas, a taste for revenge, and will struggle between what is just, and what will settle their psychological upheaval. There is only one way for Romarin to become part of the Supernatural London Underground: Can she be the one who challenges them to put down their ghosts and demons and make their world together?

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The Enchanted Alley’s Review

A Mirror Among Shattered Glass is a debut novel, and the author shows a lot of promise. The story is complex with an interesting premise. It’s very dark and gritty, but also enchanting and mysterious.

I like the characters, but they could be a little more consistently developed. The plot is complex, but I’d like to see a little more development along some of the plot lines. Like many YA novels, this is primarily a novel of self-discovery with Romarin traveling to a new place and starting over only to find that her heritage is quite different than most.

I will definitely read the next in the series because I expect this author to get better and better. I’m giving it 3 1/2 stars.



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Enchanted Rating: 3.5

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Essential Info:

Title: A Mirror Among Shattered Glass

Author: Romarin Demetri

Publisher: Block 13 Publishing

Length: 221 pages

Release Date: June 4, 2016

Amazon Link: Buy it HERE

About the Author

Romarin Demetri is a story crafter who loves black coffee, traveling abroad, and when her characters come home in some sort of trouble she swears she didn’t invent. Pulling from her B.A. in English and Psychology, her debut series, The Supernatural London Underground, is a blend of fantasy ground in reality, and a world a reader can truly escape to. As an eccentric and reader, she still enjoys creating the alternate reality in her urban fantasy series (more than anything!), and her interactive world waits for you at

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