I have not read the first book The Strings of the Violin so I wasn't sure exactly where we were when this book began. I didn't find it too difficult to catch up though. In the first book, from what I've gathered, Carrie rescues a fox who is no ordinary fox. And then Carrie and her two friends are transported to a magical land called Hadariah. Now eighteen-year-old Carrie is a college student and missing her friends. Except no one seems to remember Lindsay and Rebecca but her. This reads as young adult, epic fantasy. I thought the writing was pretty good and it was fast paced. 3 stars.
About Alisse Lee Goldeberg
Alisse Lee Goldenberg is an author of horror and Young Adult fantasy fiction. She has her Bachelors of Education and a Fine Arts degree, and has studied fantasy and folk lore since she was a child. Alisse lives in Toronto with her husband Brian, their triplets Joseph, Phillip, and Hailey, and their rambunctious Goldendoodle Sebastian.
About The Dybbuk’s Mirror
It has been nearly two years since the events in The Strings of the Violin, and Carrie has adjusted to life as a university student far from her friends. However, when the path to Hadariah is sealed, she starts to fear malevolent forces may be behind the other strange occurrences around her. Trying to contact Lindsay and Rebecca to get help in unraveling the mystery, Carrie discovers that her friends are in fact missing. With no way of knowing who to trust, Carrie must find a way back to the land she once saved to rescue her friends from the dybbuks’ clutches.
Reuniting with the dybbuk princess Emilia, and finding a new friend in the mysterious farmer Mikhail, Carrie must once again do battle with Asmodeus’s forces, and help stop the chaos that threatens to overtake the land while striving to save both Lindsay and Rebecca. For the first time, Carrie is working without the two friends who have helped her through every major decision in her life. Carrie must learn to rely on herself, and find her own strengths to save those she holds dear.
Genre classification: YA Fantasy