I thought that Magic Under Glass was an okay book. The synopsis makes it sound like it will be an action-packed romantic fantasy, but I think it fell short of its expectations. I liked how the author created a new magical world, but it had parallels to history, like Lorinar resembling England and Tiansher, where Nimira was born, resembling India or Africa. I also liked the similaries to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which I am currently reading (weird coincidence). However, I didn't think the relationship between Nimira and Erris, the automaton, was believable. She was supposed to be in love with him, but there wasn't much development, character- and relationship-wise, between the two of them. I also thought that the action at the end was lacking. It was a little silly and not as riveting and engrossing as it could be. The ending was a bit of a cliff-hanger, too, so I don't know if the author is planning on writing a sequel or not, but I think it could use one. Even though there were things I disliked about Magic Under Glass, I still enjoyed reading it and I think fans of fantasy will find this book to their liking.
6 out of 10.
Note: I am planning on changing the cover when the new one is released. This one is beautiful but it doesn't accurately depict Nimira's physical appearance.