Mirror, Mirror is a fun book, and the execution lives up to the irresistible premise. It’s clever and satisfying, and I really enjoyed it. From a storytelling perspective, it’s incredibly impressive – in terms of the pacing and character work, it’s just amazing.
Bad Guys – I knew I was going to like this one by the end of the first page. It opens with that old fable about the rat and the scorpion. That may not seem promising, because that’s been overused in recent years – I think it was the second time that fable had been invoked this week in my entertainment choices. But then there’s a fresh twist and it makes a completely different point than the usual. So right away, I was sold.