I was not sure what to expect with Mirage. I received it in my Owlcrate book box, and knew nothing about it prior. The description led me to think it was a prince and pauper book with a twist. In some ways that is exactly what it is. A girl is kidnapped out of her community to be a body double for a much hatted princess.
The story was enjoyable, and I could see myself reading the next in the series. Although, like many YA books, it lacks the real depth that could have been achieved. The girls go from enemies to sisters too fast. It was not believable to me. I do not even want to get started on the romance.
The world building was interesting. Although I wish that system was described a bit more in depth, I did get sucked into the different struggles of each of the moons. I really enjoyed the rich culture that was built into the story. It was the book's strength.
While I wish there was more depth and flushed out characters, Mirage was an enjoyable YA read.
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