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Author: Farah Oomerbhoy
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release Date: August 15th, 2015
What a brilliant new saga! This is a definitely different magical story that grabs the reader from the very start.
Aurora Darlington is a sixteen year old school girl. She was adopted as a young child and then her adoptive parents were killed in a car crash a few years ago. She is now living with her adoptive aunt, uncle and cousin who seem to be anything but caring. Her cousin and aunt take pride in emotionally abusing her, they’re nasty, manipulative and terrible to her. Initially Aurora has more positive feelings towards her uncle but an unexpected visit to the home of his boss will change Aurora’s life forever as she is kidnapped and taken through a portal into a magical world. It is here that Aurora will set out to learn the truth about her past and reveal a powerful secret that will change her and her life forever.
The author paints a magical world in the imagination of her readers. It is so good that Aurora finally finds friends to help and support her in this new world and it is great to see how her character grows throughout the story. There are a wide range of characters, good and evil, all are superbly portrayed and this dystopian world is one it is easy to visualise and feel connected to. The challenges Aurora faces, the relationships which develop, all add to the enthralling nature of this spectacular start to this brilliantly crafted new series. I really enjoyed reading it and hope to read future stories in this series in the near future – I can’t wait! It is a real page turner and one that I highly recommend to anyone who likes superbly crafted magical tales – if you enjoyed the Harry Potter books give this a read, totally different but similar in genre.
Thanks to the author, publisher and Young Adult Bound Book Tours, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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