The Looking Glass by Janet McNally

The Looking Glass

GIRLS IN TROUBLE.That’s what Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now, Julia has disappeared—and no one knows if she’s in trouble.Sylvie is trying to carry on Julia’s impressive legacy at the prestigious National Ballet Theatre Academy, but Julia, ever the star of the show, can’t stay hidden forever. And when she sends Sylvie a copy of their old storyb...

Details The Looking Glass

TitleThe Looking Glass
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews The Looking Glass

  • Kathleen Glasgow
    So poignant, imaginative, poetic, beautifully written and imagine--you will not be able to put this book down. It's drawn comparisons to Melissa Albert's "The Hazel Wood" and rightly so--a modern fable in the big city, a surprise road trip, adorned with fairy tales. If you missed McNally's debut, "Girls in the Moon," go pick that up, too, because she writes the kinds of books that are made for dreamy, rainy afternoons with nothing to do but read,...
  • Emily
    This book comes out on my birthday and it is the perfect present.Wispy, dreamlike, warm, and golden. A story about sisters and dance and Fleetwood Mac and fairytales and signs from the universe and random things we may read as signs from the universe.It is a gentle, sweet, beautifully written daydream of book for those looking to bask in gorgeous language and well-drawn characters. Don't read this book expecting to buckle up for a wild ride; read...
    Certain aspects of THE LOOKING GLASS were interesting enough for me to see it through to the end, but ultimately, this just wasn’t for me.
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    This was beautifully written and featured some of my favorite things in YA contemps: ballerinas, a road trip, and Fleetwood Mac. Full review TK!
  • Zoë Maya
    I'm not sure how Janet always to write the stories I long to read, and this book is no exception! A story of fairytales mysteriously popping themselves up into reality. It's a heartfelt adventure twisted into a magic-like adventure of looking for someone loved and gone. It's delightful, wonderful, poetic in ways I aim to write! Now, I'm off to have a Fleetwood Mac binge!
  • Caleb Roehrig
    More later, but this is beautifully written and exceptionally charming, and I can't wait to recommend it to people
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    I become a bigger fan of McNally's writing with each book I read. Loved the words and the story so much. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • Harriet Reuter Hapgood
    Much like her ballerina heroine, Janet McNally makes her effervescent writing seem effortless. But there's grit beneath the glitter of this charming road-trip fairytale. Stock up on highlighters: you'll want to underline every perfect sentence.
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    You can see my full review here!*I received an eArc of this book from the Publishers through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*There was something about this story that was simplistic and charming wrapped up in a very pretty bow. It flowed and weaved together and before you know it, I was at the end. The very abrupt end. Sylvia as the main character was cool. She had her quirks, but she felt real to me. Jack was cool, too. I appreciated t...
  • Kerry
    As gorgeous as her first book. Beautiful, lyrical writing and a charming spunky story of sisterhood make for a perfect read. Have a highlighter ready to underline all the poetic sentences!
  • Susan Mesler-Evans
    NOTE: This book has not yet been released. I was given a free Advance Reading Copy by HarperCollins and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released on August 14, 2018. If you would like to send me an ARC, please see this page.DNF'd at 101 pages.The main reason I end up not finishing books is because they bore me, and unfortunately, that was the case here. While I didn't find Sylvia to be unlikable, per se, she didn't re...
  • Teenage Reads
    Plot:On the outside, they were a perfect family. A father’s who is a wealthy businessman, a mother who throws the best charity dinners, a son and two daughters, who were both exceptional ballet dancers. The first crack in the family was when the son, Everett, dropped out of college to become a comic book artist. The second when Julia’ addiction to pain medicine hit the spotlight after the accident. The final crack was when Julia left in the m...
  • Lindsay
    Very predictable so you know how it's going to end. It's pitched as a Black Swan, but there wasn't anything written that could link it to the movie which was a letdown. The romance came out of nowhere too quickly with zero chemistry and I wish it had been left out. The message of the story would have been stronger if it only detailed a girl's quest to find her sister and understand why she left while excluding the romance.Thank you Edelweiss for ...
  • Destiny Bridwell
    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. Sylvie is doing her best to keep up the legend of her sister who is missing. When suddenly a copy of the story book they read as girls shows up with writing in it. Now this takes her on a journey to find her missing sister Julia. Then fairy tales start to pop up all around and Sylvie is using the clue to find her missing sister with the help of her best friend's brother. It was a trance...
  • Jean
    Review coming soon!
  • Isabella
    I got this book for review from Edelweiss! The Looking Glass took me, at the same time, a long time and a short time to read. I was going through a specially rough semester in college, so my reading ability wasn't really up to the usually speed. Instead of reading on the bus, I much rathered doze off while listening to podcasts. I was also in a reading slump where the reading mood just didn't hit me. But when I did managed to sit down and read i...