16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.
Avalonia is a dangerous land
ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything
to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her
way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival
sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.
the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora
journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash
the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of
political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking
secret that will change her life forever. @goodreads.com
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1319117947 4 STARS
What a wonderful book. I think this is a great first book, I look forward to the next one!!
was adopted fifteen years ago, she never knew who her parents were. She
vaguely remembered her mother. She was adopted by her fathers family
and they treated her like trash. She's sixteen and all of her life they
have acted like she doesn't exist and are mean to her. She finds out her
uncle has sold her to a Lord Oblek! And this man walks out of a
tapestry in the library at Redstone Manor where they went for a mini
Aurora gets dragged through the tapestry into a world
of Kings, Queens, Fae, Pegusus, and random other creatures. She finds
out she is the Heir of Illiador. Her father was the King, before his
half sister, Morgana killed him for the throne. She apparently killed
her mother, Elayna as well. Her mother was a Fae with great powers, her
grandmother, Izadora is the Queen of the Fae and the most powerful.
hired Oblek to bring Aurora to her so she could be killed as well. But,
this turns out to be a great adventure and not as easy as Morgana was
hoping. Aurora is saved by Rafe (love interest) and brought to Pixie
Bush with Kalen, a boy that he was originally breaking out of the cell.
finds out she has a grand uncle, the Duke of Silverthorne, named
Gabriel. He's a very nice man. She also has an aunt and cousin as well. I
love these characters! There are several that I love and they bring
spice to the book. She also comes in contact with a pegusus named Snow
who becomes her best friend.
Duke Gabriel tells her she has
powers. More than she could ever know..not giving away that spoiler! Her
family gave her an amulet she has always worn that actually hides her
powers. Her grand uncle decides to try to train her in magic, but then
decides to send her to Evolon, a school for mages instead.
she finds many enemies at the school, a best friend, Vivienne and a
school teacher who is on her side. But Aurora jumps the gun a little
when she is bullied and gives away who and what she really is. I can't
say I blame her because she is most powerful and these other kids are
There is a great Quest they all go on and I really want
to see where this is going to lead. Some great things happens and some
very bad things happened to make this Quest harder!
I loved how the author described the setting and this world in depth, but not too much to get boggled down!
**I would like to thank Netgalley and the Publisher for an opportunity to read this ARC!**