Dreamy and gorgeous and dark. I couldn’t pull away from this tale of seduction—not by a lover, but by a dark past and a darker reflection of self.
— Janni Lee Simner, author of The Bones of Faerie trilogy

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"Writing in the third-person present tense, Noyes creates an eerie mood and limns a hauntingly vivid landscape; against this rich backdrop, her characters explore and test the bounds of their identities and their relationships." -- The Horn Book 

"Historical details, opulent settings, and awakening passions paint a rich landscape. The gritty reality of pre-Renaissance life comes alive set against the relative ease of modern times." -- Kirkus Reviews 

"Dark, deceptive, seductive, and haunting.... Noyes develops both modern-day Florence and the Florence of the past in fantastic detail." -- Pamela Thompson, El Paso Times

"I loved the descriptions of Florence, past and present, the food, the architecture, the people, the places... I just fell into the writing." -- Elizabeth Burns, "A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy"/SLJ blog


PLAGUE IN THE MIRROR. Copyright (c) 2013 Deborah Noyes. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc. All rights reserved.