3.5 Stars. Overall, Mirage was an average read. It wasn‘t the spectacular sci-fi fantasy I was hoping for, but it wasn‘t bad either. I would recommend it for fans of the genre, but it may annoy readers who tend to read mostly ya. Mirage would also be ok for younger ya readers, which is something so many books are lacking today. I did enjoy the story, but I may or may not read the sequel to this good, but slightly bland read.