Book Review: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

Title: Reflection
By: Elizabeth Lim
Genre: Fantasy/Retelling
Pages: 408
Release Date: March 27th, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads:

What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld?

When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise⁠—or become King Yama's prisoner forever. Moreover, Mulan is still disguised as the soldier called Ping, wrestling with the decision to reveal her true identity to her closest friend. Will Mulan be able to save Shang before it's too late? Will he ever be able to trust her again? Or will she lose him--and be lost in the Underworld⁠—forever?


If Mulan went to the underworld... This is what would happen...

I loved this twist on a childhood favorite. Mulan followed the man she loved into the underworld, to bring him back. Problem is, he still doesn't know what she is and she only has until sunup to bring him back.

This was my first Disney twisted tale, but it won't be my last.

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