Silver Mirrors (Apparatus Infernum, #2) by A.A. Aguirre

Silver Mirrors (Apparatus Infernum, #2)

Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko survived their last mission, barely, but the interrupted ancient ritual released trouble. Machines and elementals go wild. An armada of united cragger pirates will attack. Mikani and Ritsuko must turn enemies to allies, fight a war on two fronts, and watch or join the love in the air.


Details Silver Mirrors (Apparatus Infernum, #2)

TitleSilver Mirrors (Apparatus Infernum, #2)
ISBN9780425258200
Author
Release DateApr 29th, 2014
PublisherAce
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Romance
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Reviews Silver Mirrors (Apparatus Infernum, #2)

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2014-04-06
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum http://bibliosanctum.blogspot.com/201...The adventures of Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko continue in Silver Mirrors, but the second novel of the Apparatus Infernum series takes a decidedly different tack. Of course, our two CID investigators have another mystery to solve, but their mission this time takes them across the ocean, over the treacherous peaks of the mountains, and deep into the fire elemental mining...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2017-08-27
    SILVER MIRRORS is the second book in the Apparatus Infernum series by the husband and wife writing duo, A.A. Aguirre. The two main characters are criminal investigation inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko. Both are well matched in both skill and knowledge, making them a lethal team. I really enjoyed the first book so I was definitely looking forward to this one.It’s been about half a year since I read the first book in the series so I w...
  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2014-07-17
    4.5I did not read the blurb before reading this. After reading the book, I can say that its blurb is perfect. Just enough of this story is there to make it interesting without spoiling anything.What to say about a book that has a couple of things I hate more than anything? I loved it! Unexpected and weird, yes, but it seems even what I hate can be written well and in a way that doesn't make this an angst fest. I am thinking I should recommend thi...
  • Sabrina
    2013-10-29
    This is an apparent case of it's not you, it's me.I can't point point out what didn't work for me here, I can just say "the force is weak with this one". No book-magic whatsoever.It's weird, because this book had all the elements that would normally appeal to me (an interesting world building, an adventure, an action-packed plot, a dash of magical stuff and some romance). And still, I found myself not engaged in the least.Oh, well. Everyone and t...
  • Hannah
    2014-05-24
    3.5 stars. I went into Silver Mirrors with almost impossibly high expectations after Bronze Gods rocked my world, so it was pretty much inevitable that I'd find this second entry in the Apparatus Infernum series just sliiiightly less amazing than I had hoped. Only slightly, mind you - it's still an enjoyable read, with excellent character growth for the two leads, a deeper exploration of the world of Hy Breasil and enough twists and changes to ke...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    2017-09-02
    SILVER MIRRORS is the second book in the Apparatus Infernum series by the husband and wife writing duo, A.A. Aguirre. The two main characters are criminal investigation inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko. Both are well matched in both skill and knowledge, making them a lethal team. I really enjoyed the first book so I was definitely looking forward to this one.It’s been about half a year since I read the first book in the series so I w...
  • Amy
    2017-09-15
    4.75 Slow-Burn Steampunk Romance Adventure StarsLots more action than the first book. Some great secondary characters (I'm looking at you, Irahi Hu), a sea journey complete with pirates, firey salamander elementals, and danger on distant shores made this second installment in the Apparatus Infernum series great good fun to read. And of course, there was much more Mikani and Ritsuko to bliss out on. They are still adorable. And perfect. And I love...
  • Riley
    2014-01-04
    Wow! You are in for a heck of an adventure with Ritsuko and Mikani when you read Silver Mirrors! After I proclaimed Bronze Gods as the best book of 2013, I was almost afraid to read the follow up in the Apparatus Infernum series. Could it possibly be as good? The answer is a resounding YES! While Bronze Gods was more of a murder mystery, Silver Mirrors is a series of all-out, no holds barred, bare-fisted confrontations with the dark magical force...
  • Ben Babcock
    2016-02-20
    I can’t believe it has been nearly three years since I read Bronze Gods! It feels like just yesterday I stumbled across the gem of a new fantasy novel in the library and excitedly took it home. Mind you, my memory (or lack thereof) of that first book is more consistent with such an elapsed time. I went into Silver Mirrors with only a vague sense of what happened in Bronze Gods (fortunately, Aguirre summarizes the main points succinctly without ...
  • Carien
    2014-04-10
    I loved the first book in this series, so you can imagine my excitement when I got an Advance Reader Copy of Silver Mirrors. And this yet another great read.I will confess I had my doubts at first, when Ritsuko and Mikani left the city. I very much enjoyed that setting in the first book, and wasn't so sure if I'd like a sea adventure, which seemed what this story was going for.I shouldn't have worried though. Andres and Ann know how to tell a com...
  • Melindeeloo
    2014-01-24
    Silver Mirrors was quite different from the first book, more of an adventure story with a hunt for the explanation of why things in the society that rely on elementals are going haywire than the more straightforward investigation of the first book.I liked Silver Mirrors, but I had problems coming back up to speed on the series (since the situation for the leads was so different there weren't many little niggles of what had come before to nudge my...
  • Claudia
    2013-08-28
    They did it again!!! This book was even better than the first. I loved every second, ever page and I think every word of itthis is definitely one of the best books of this yearif you haven't started this series already, please do!detailed review comes asap!
  • Hilary
    2014-05-19
    Well-paced, with believable and unique characters and a great plot. What more can you ask from magical steampunk with elementals gone wild, weather witches and pirates?
  • Kathy Martin
    2015-06-16
    Mikani and Ritsuko have just come off a case where they foiled a villain who was trying to destroy their city. Despite the accolades they receive, they are certain that he wasn't acting alone and are pursuing their investigation without official sanction. Things are going a little crazy in the city too with the elementals that power the trains and the long distance mirror going crazy. They believe that it is an after effect of the spell the villa...
  • Kelly
    2014-09-20
    It's been a while since I read book 1 in this series. I remember loving the crazy, complicated twists Mikani and Ritsuko found as they followed the trail of clues to figure out what was going on. This book is no less complicated as our two inspectors have to unravel the hows and whys of what's been happening since they solved (or however you want to look at it) their last case.On top of that, Ritsuko has gained an interesting ability tied in with...
  • K.A. Fox
    2013-10-18
    The second book in this series was good, but a little disappointing when compared to the first. The writing just didn't seem to flow as well. I'm encouraged by what's set up to come, especially as the relationship between Mikani and Ritsuko develops. It just seemed that a little more time polishing this story would have been well-spent. I'll read the next one and keep my fingers crossed!
  • Ryn
    2018-07-05
    This book was a struggle to get through. It had all the flaws of the first book, without the things that hid those flaws. In the first book, there were moments when things just seemed to happen in order for Ritsuko and Mikani to react to and further the plot somehow. It was passable because the whole plot was them chasing a killer, meaning they had to be reactive in a sense. The other draw of the first book was Mikani and Ritsuko's partnership, w...
  • John
    2018-05-26
    The writing duo of A.A. Aguirre is amazing. Rich world building that combines fantasy and steampunk in a brilliant way. Flawed but likable characters who compel the reader to keep reading. I had put off reading Bronze Gods and Silver Mirrors for quite a long time after a few disappointing Steampunk reads. Now I wish I hadn't. As much as I enjoyed this book as much as the first one, I feel that the editor stopped caring at around the 75% mark. Mis...
  • Delaney
    2017-06-24
    I loved the character development and the secondary characters in this book. The worldbuilding was interesting, but could have been set up more from the beginning. Also, including a map or something to indicate the different House territories would have been extremely helpful. I also felt like Ritsuko and Mikani were rushing from one disaster to the next with no thread of connection, and I wished that they actually used their detective skills lik...
  • LadyCroft86
    2018-05-01
    I didn't enjoy Silver Mirrors as much as Bronze Gods. The characters are still the same, but the plot is different. Our two inspectors are on a mission to discover what is going on when the city starts going crazy. There is a tie in to the last book, but it's very shaky. I liked how the first one was a murder mystery set in a lightly steampunk world. This one was more like a pirate adventure than a murder mystery. It was still exciting and entert...
  • Csw
    2017-08-28
    In typical Aguirre fashion, this tale drops the reader right back in the thick of the action with Ritsuko and Mikani heading off to strange lands to deal with new characters and new problems. The stakes are high, as is the excitement. Note: This installment comes right at the heels of the first book, so I recommend reading them at the same time, if possible, as there is not much setting/situation review.
  • Tracey
    2018-05-08
    Story was good. Love the dialogue between the different characters. Love that Hu and Saskia realized what they had in each other and bummed that Janus and Celeste are still being foolish. Very disappointed to discover last night that this book is the last and now having finished the book, it appears that the authors didn't intend it to be the last. :(Hopefully there will be a sequel one day
  • John
    2018-03-03
    Another delve into the fascinating world these guys created. It explores a greater variety of characters and places than the original. The only frustrating thing (for me) was the slow progression of their romantic relationship. Still, very enjoyable.
  • Samantha
    2018-05-27
    A swashbuckling pirate adventure with a lot of unresolved sexual tension and characterization that is incongruous with the first book.
  • Joe
    2017-11-29
    The Houses.The craggers.Good stuff.Fights, sailing.Magic and Politics.Almost no policing. Lots of investigating.
  • Steven Davis
    2019-03-11
    Far better than the title would suggest. 2nd in a series.
  • Jenny
    2017-07-04
    SPOILERS - this series is increasing in my opinion with romance not being the main plot point and the speed of a romantic relationship not side my being "wow you're bot sex sex sex!"
  • Randy
    2018-06-05
    A fun little adventure. Felt more like it should have been book 3 but I enjoyed it quite a lot. Looks like this was the last to be done in the series which is a bit of a shame imo.
  • Chelsea Johnson
    2014-06-30
    3.5 stars!!As powerful magic comes creeping back, dangerous days are dawning...Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko were lucky to make it out of their last mission alive. Since then, strange troubles have plagued the city of steam and shadows, apparently a result of magic released during the CID inspectors' desperate interruption of an ancient ritual. The fabric of the world has been unsettled, and the Counc...
  • Marlene
    2014-06-08
    Originally published at Reading RealityI absolutely adored Bronze Gods the first book in the Apparatus Infernum series. While I certainly enjoyed Silver Mirrors, it didn’t grab me quite as much. I loved the magical whodunnit aspects of the first book, so this story lost focus for me when the authors took their city detectives out of the city and sent them on a pirate adventure.The fish were a little bit too far out of water, pun definitely inte...