A Mirror Mended

Category: Book
By (author): Harrow, Alix E.
Series: Fractured Fables
Subject:  FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Published: June 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 8.25in x 5.37in x 1.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's Fractured Fables series.

Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you've rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you've gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.

Just when Zinnia's beginning to think she can't handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there's more than one person trapped in a story they didn't choose. Snow White's Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she's desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it's too late for everyone.

Will Zinnia accept the Queen's poisonous request, and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path?

Review Quote*

"Series fans and lovers of fractured fairy tales will find plenty to hold their attention." -Publishers Weekly

"Readers who love stories that twist narratives into knots will fall for Harrow's fractured fairy tale" -Library Journal

Praise for A Spindle Splintered

An NPR Best Book of 2021

Shortlisted For the 2022 Hugo Award

"A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness and a good working knowledge of fairy tales." -Katherine Arden, bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy

"An exceptional heroine, smart writing, and a winning plot." -Nancy Pearl

"It's funny, sharp, queer, and deeply loves its source material...This novella pushes against the hopelessness of inevitability; it dares us to believe in sympathetic magic; it tells us we're connected through story. It might dent your heart a little, but it's good fun." -NPR

"Like Into the Spider-Verse for Disney princesses, A Spindle Splintered is a delightful mash-up featuring Alix E. Harrow's trademark beautiful prose and whip-smart characters." -Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then

"A wonderfully imaginative, and Queer as hell, tale for those who wish to be the authors of their own stories." -Kalynn Bayron, author of Cinderella is Dead

"This is a self-aware, empowered riff on Sleeping Beauty that manages to be thrilling, funny, smart, and sweet." -Sarah Pinsker, Nebula Award-winning author of A Song for a New Day

"Alix Harrow takes traditional fairy tales, turns them inside out, then upside down, and uses them to kick ass. Brava!" -Ellen Klages, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea and Passing Strange

"Harrow creates a lush and magical world with well-developed characters who are easy to love and root for." -School Library Journal, starred review

"Themes of female friendship, female strength, and female independence leave good feels behind, not to mention some laugh-out-loud bits...This fairy taleā€“superhero movie mashup is pure entertainment." -Kirkus Reviews

"Best-selling author Harrow revives and rejuvenates the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale with a feminist twist in her latest... Harrow uses her excellent skill as a storyteller to give agency back to the passive princess." -Booklist

"Accompanied by Arthur Rackham's original illustrations, this quick read is a must for fairy-tale readers." -Buzzfeed, Best Books of October List

Biographical NoteA former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is now a full-time writer living in Virginia with her husband and their semi-feral toddlers. In 2019 she won a Hugo Award for her short fiction and published her first novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January.