Jul 14, 2008: If you like stories that jump right into the action, Mirrorfall is the way to go. The storyline itself spans a rather short amount of time but there’s a lot of story to tell. The characters are dynamic and varied; some wanting to appear two dimensional but, much to their chagrin, a third layer is there to be found. Steph Mimosa is a compelling character to follow, what with her antisocial behavior and her conflicting emotions for human contact. She’s more at ease with a computer but there were a few instances where I interpreted them as her wanting something a little warmer. Her doll, for instance. It gives her that human quality that she seems to try so hard to fight against.
While I’ve come to realize that cyberpunk really isn’t my thing, this is still a story I was able to roll through and which made me forget that I was reading anything but a good story. If you start reading this, I can tell you now you probably won’t stop. Just because the chapter ends, doesn’t mean the action does.
I did have some major qualms with the very end, though. We’re talking the last two chapters. According to Grace, it’s something that’s rounded out in the second arc of the Mirrorverse, something I haven’t read. The design of the ending isn’t something I agree with and I feel that it could have ended differently, or been a little more fleshed out and warranted. I think it’s something that should be contained within the original story, but that’s just my opinion. I’m not a fan of using the ending of one story as a means to segue into the next. But don’t confuse that with me not being a fan of this story. I certainly am. I’m just not fond of the ending, at all. I found it disappointing, lacking, frustrating and angering but I take it if you read on to the second arc, all shall be answered.
Read this story. It’s one of the better serials out there and it deserves to be read and have fans. You might even like the ending. If you get hooked on this story I have no doubt you’ll go on to read the next. I just haven’t had a chance yet but I’m sure it’s just as good.
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