Monday, 22 April 2013

Gemini of Emreiana tour and review

My entire life has been a lie: My parents didn't die in a car accident. They're not even dead. I'm not American. I'm not even human. I have strange powers, and I'm the heir to the throne of the planet Emreiana.

If I take the crown, I have to leave behind everything I have known here on Earth. I would have to say goodbye to my friends and leave behind Kyle, the boy I've loved since I was five. If I don't, then I risk the Bremoir finding me here on Earth and destroying

Kristen DaRay's debut novel, is a wonderful first effort.  Carson is a high school senior living in a small town called Alice.  This is an interesting tale because Carson who has zero trouble in school and is in fact the valedictorian of the school hasn't been accepted to a single college.  But the strange thing is her life is about to get a whole lot more complex, when Aaronmon sneaks into her dreams.

I think that DaRay did a wonderful job with Carson, she is not only likeable but also believable.  She is a fabulous heroine and very likeable.  All the supporting characters are likewise well written, and have such depth written into them. 

The plot is interesting and keeps you involved. I finished this book in one sitting, but I'm an oddity when I get sucked in I just keep reading, and have been known to read while walking into walls. I loved the world in which Carson lives and also the one in which her parents live. 

I do believe that another run through with an editor would be of value, there were quite a few mistakes but not so bad that it detracted from the story.  All in all this is a wonderful debut novel and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes YA and anyone who likes fantasy or science fiction. I give this book 4 stars.

*note* I let my son who is 9 read this book and he LOVED it! So that may give you an idea on the age ranges of readers who can enjoy this story since I am 45.

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review

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"Look, this isn't very funny if you think it is a joke." I turned around to leave. I wanted to believe that my aunt had cracked and this guy was just insane, but the fact that he was in my dream confused and frightened me. Everything they were telling me could not be true. That would just be crazy.
I had not even made it out of the kitchen when something itchy grabbed my wrist. I looked down to find what looked like a vine. Then I followed the rest of it to find that it actually was a vine! The vine had come through the window above the sink and somehow grabbed my arm!
"Please dear, let me explain." Aunt Trish pleaded with me. Her arms were reached out and swaying to the rhythm of the attacking vines. That was when I realized she was controlling the vine.

Kristen was born in Alabama in 1991 and still resides there today. She has been writing since the 6th grade. However, she did not begin to write fiction until she was 15. In 2009, Kristen had an idea that would spark the concept for Gemini of Emréiana that she would later write in 2011. During that time, she met her husband. They married in August of 2012. When Kristen is not writing, she spends time watching Korean Drama's or creating SIM's 3 stories. Kristen continues to write the next novels to the Gemini Trilogy. She also plans to release a new series later on in the year.

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  1. Thank you so much for your review and hosting me on this tour! :) I have to say your comment about your 9 year old son enjoying my book brought tears to my eyes.

    Any readers who have any questions feel free to ask. I will keep popping in on this post to answer them.

  2. Kristen I am so looking forward to reading your book!! I DYING to read it!! And the cover is so GORGEOUS!! *crossing fingers*
    Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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