Review: Backward Glass

Oct •  9 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Backward GlassBackward Glass by David Lomax
Published by Flux on October 8, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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Crack your head, knock you dead, then Prince Harming's hunger's fed.

It's 1977, and Kenny Maxwell is dreading the move away from his friends. But then, behind the walls of his family's new falling-apart Victorian home, he finds something incredible--a mummified baby and a note: "Help me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him."

Shortly afterwards, a beautiful girl named Luka shows up. She introduces Kenny to the backward glass, a mirror that allows them to travel through time. Meeting other "mirror kids" in the past and future is exciting, but there's also danger. The urban legend of Prince Harming, who kidnaps and kills children, is true--and he's hunting them. When Kenny gets stranded in the past, he must find the courage to answer a call for help, change the fate of a baby--and confront his own destiny.


I have been reading debut novels recently and everyone seems to get better and better. I have no clue what authors are eating but if they are creating books with storylines so captivating as this one…please share your knowledge. David Lomax sure knows off how to start a debut novel.

Right from the beginning you are dragged into the plot and things just keep getting better and better. Yes I have to admit some things did get a little confusing with all the time traveling back and forth but overall I enjoyed the world that Mr. Lomax created. The book is fast-paced and before you know it you are done and left wishing it was not over.

The characters were ones that the reader will come to get comfortable with. Now most people are wondering what I mean by comfortable and the characters just grew on me. I felt like the reader was able to connect with them throughout the story even when the things got bad.

This is one book that readers should add to their reading pile. Action packed and full of adventure, David Lomax’s debut novel is quite the read.

I give the book 4 bites!





  1. I started this earlier today, actually! Glad to hear it ends up being good! I’m interviewing David tomorrow and then posting my review on Thursday. I haven’t seen any other reviews of this book so I’m happy to see I’m a) not the only one reading it and b)that it was worth 4 stars!

  2. Candace
    Oct 9, 2013

    Wow, this one sounds fantastic! And I love time travel books!

  3. Oh glad you enjoyed this one and connection with the characters is sometimes a necessity. 🙂

  4. David Lomax
    Oct 10, 2013

    Hey, you said nice things about my book! Thank-you so much for this. It’s such a gift when I find that someone has read the novel I started out to write. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!