I received a free copy of this from NetGalley for an honest review. I requested to have a copy of this sent to my kindle because of the beautiful cover and the blurb. That's whats really gets me to read a book, and I know I've said it before but I am definitely a cover judger. I look first at the cover of a book, and then read the blurb. If both have peaked an interest I read it.
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.
With 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.
After reading the blurb I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of this book and was super excited when I got accepted. Although I don't think they thought I would take this long to review it! Sorry Net Galley. However, I will be purchases, or requesting book two. This was a brilliant story.
Aurora might only be sixteen but as soon as you enter her world you know she is a strong character. She receives horrible treatment from her adoptive Aunt and Cousin, then her Uncle tries to sell her, not exactly the best upbringing. Then when she is thrusted into a new world, escaping her biological Aunt who wants nothing more than to kill her and makes friends, and flames along the way.
My heart is definitely rooting for Rafe and Snow throughout all of this book and when there is tragedy you feel it as if you were Aurora herself. I love that you can feel the emotions in this book as the story moves on.
This story ends on a great cliffhanger which makes you want more straight away. I am definitely excited to get the second book in this trilogy!
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