Michael Reviews The Smoking Mirror by David Bowles

Michael Reviews The Smoking Mirror by David Bowles

Michael Reviews The Smoking Mirror by David BowlesSmoking Mirrors by David Bowles
Series: Garza Twins #1
Genres: Children's Books, Children's Fiction (Tween), Young Adult
Buy the BookGoodreads

Carol and Johnny Garza are 12-year-old twins whose lives in a small Texas town are forever changed by their mother’s unexplained disappearance. Shipped off to relatives in Mexico by their grieving father, the twins soon learn that their mother is a nagual, a shapeshifter, and that they have inherited her powers. In order to rescue her, they will have to descend into the Aztec underworld and face the dangers that await them.


This is the best book I’ve ever read! I like the Mexican history, folklore and mythology throughout the book. The book also brings out sympathy, fear, joy and sadness in you, which is a thing not a lot of authors can do. The writing is very descriptive. Johnny is my personal favorite character for his humor and bold spirit. I also like Carol for her intelligence, intuition and leadership. Each chapter alternates between Carol and Johnny which confused me a little, but in the end I got used to it.

Five top hats for sure.

Now I am starting A Kingdom Beneath the Waves.


David Bowles & I at McAllen Book Festival




Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: