Dark Shimmer

Dark Shimmer

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her... and so evil begins in innocence.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385746557
0385746555
Branch Call Number: NAPOL
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 22 cm

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ArapahoeStaff1 Jul 19, 2018

This is an intriguing twist on Snow White that shows how the "Evil Queen" became so evil through the quicksilver she uses to make mirrors. I like that this story was realistic--the quicksilver, the poison, everything was believable--no fantasy, no magic. That actually makes the story more terrifying because something like this could potentially happen!

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May 01, 2017

indigo_wolf_288 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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