The Medici Mirror – Book Review Week 13

Medici Mirror

I got this book from The Works for a pound. I had a pound on my reward card so I used it to buy the book. I’m glad I didn’t spend an actual pound on it because I really didn’t enjoy it.

I got to the stage where I couldn’t wait until it had finished. I did consider giving up half way through but I do find it difficult to stop reading a book once I’ve started! Life’s too short to read a bad book but I persevered because I hoped it was going to get better.

It didn’t.

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

‘I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead may walk again…’

A hidden room

When architect Johnny Carter is asked to redesign a long-abandoned Victorian shoe factory, he discovers a hidden room deep in the basement. A dark, sinister room, which contains a sixteenth-century Venetian mirror.

A love in danger

Johnny has a new love, Ophelia, in his life. But as the pair’s relationship develops and they begin to explore the mystery surrounding the mirror, its malign influence threatens to envelop and destroy them.

A secret history

The mirror’s heritage dates back to the sixteenth century, and the figure of Catherine de Medici – betrayed wife, practitioner of the occult, and known as the Black Queen.

The Medici Mirror is a haunting story of jealousy, obsession, and murder. Perfect for fans of Kate Mosse and Barbara Erskine; a story about the ability of the past to influence the present and of love’s power to defeat even the most powerful of curses.

I thought about taking it to the charity shop the next time I’m working. I then felt guilty thinking about someone else buying it, not enjoying it and it being my fault they’d wasted their money!

It’ll now stay on my bookcase until I’m gone. The kids will have to box up the thousands of books and they’ll probably send them to the charity shop anyway!

The Medici Mirror by Melissa Bailey

Goodreads Challenge 13 books read - The Medici Mirror



  1. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 8th April 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Shame you didn’t enjoy it. The blurb certainly sounds as if it should have been better

  2. Acorn Books 5th April 2017 at 7:40 pm

    What a shame that this book disappointed you, so annoying but well done for persevering to the end. #readwithme

  3. chantelle hazelden 3rd April 2017 at 9:50 am

    I do love a boo bargain, sorry it was so disappointing though. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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