Beauty and the Beast. The world knows it as a cartoon with dancing teacups and broomsticks. To twelve year old Claire La Fleur, it is family history, and the power behind Belle’s mirror is real. Every ten years her family gathers to see if the mirror will awaken, and for the last two hundred years it has slept. This time, Claire’s touch awakens the magic within the diamond looking glass, a direct portal to the past and a way to communicate with Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt. The lure of power brings with it many perils, and a betrayal close to home thrusts Claire into a treacherous underworld. To protect the mirror, she travels into the Louvre museum in the dark of night, searches abandoned subway tunnels, and walks the catacombs of the dead. Welcome to Paris, France- where danger follows in every step.
This book is fast past and action filled and continues right along with the other stories in this series. This book almost has a mini James Bond type feel at times, but on a young juvenile level. This book could be read alone, but I definitely recommend reading the other books first. Fourth through middle school students would love this series (and their parents too).
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Thanks to Fire and Ice for hosting this blog tour, all feeling and opinions are my own and truthful.