Twins of Aurora

Twins of Aurora

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by Magen McMinimy
     
 

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Life seems relatively normal for eighteen-year-old Avalina, who spends most of her time hanging out with her outspoken best friend, Jess, her twin brother, Aiden, and his best friend, Nick. Avalina fights against the overwhelming crush she has on Nick, harassment from her cruel ex-boyfriend, and an over protective brother while trying to make it through her senior

Overview

Life seems relatively normal for eighteen-year-old Avalina, who spends most of her time hanging out with her outspoken best friend, Jess, her twin brother, Aiden, and his best friend, Nick. Avalina fights against the overwhelming crush she has on Nick, harassment from her cruel ex-boyfriend, and an over protective brother while trying to make it through her senior year of high school.

Their lives are forever changed when the mysterious Araios, who looks remarkably like Nick, appears at a party in their sleepy little town in Northern Idaho. Araios holds secrets Avalina has long forgotten, secrets of a past based in a world of magic, mythical creatures and a royal lineage.

Follow the group of friends as they travel through this thrilling new world while Avalina learns to control the magic she needs to save everyone from the darkness that threatens to destroy Aurora and all who live within it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470142988
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/23/2012
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Sonoma County, California and graduating from Analy High School in Sebastopol, Ca class of 2001, Magen loves all things paranormal and always has. In 2004 she moved to Northern Idaho and has loved every minute of it. Magen says she's always loved to read and mostly enjoys mystery, fantasy and of course a good Romance.

You can find Magen McMinimy on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Magen-McMinimy-Author-Page/242705865781799

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Twins of Aurora 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a realy good book from a realy talented author i can't wait to read the sequel.
JC_AIR More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 Magical Stars Magical, mesmerizing world of forgotten identities and unbelievable futures; that’s what McMinimy creates with her book Twins of Aurora. Twins Aiden and Ava have very few memories of their past and their parents. Raised by very loving adoptive parents and surrounded by some of the best friends anyone could ask for. Their lives seem headed in the right direction that is until a stranger who isn’t really a stranger at all shows up one night at a party and the twins find out the truth about who they are, are far from ordinary or normal. Aro a mysterious warrior who is in fact the unknown brother of Aidan’s best friend Nick surfaces to warn both Aidan and Ava that they are in danger. With the help of Nick and Ava’s best friend Jess the group set off on a journey to discover Aidan and Ava’s lineage and the powers they will come to wield in order to stop to a powerful villain intent on destroying all that is good and wondrous in Aurora. This is a wonderfully creative and entertaining story. McMinimy combines various genres of fantasy to create a world that is both alluring and fascinating. I loved the inclusion of the elements and how each elemental power corresponded to particular group of mystical creatures. The descriptions are detailed, fluid, and will have you imagining some of the most visually stunning images. McMinimy has quite an imagination. The story is fairly fast-paced and never gets boring, as soon as Aiden and Ava set off on their journey the books really takes off and you are thrust into this awesome tale of both power and self-discovery. Each character provides a different dynamic to the story. Ava is a somewhat insecure yet beautiful girl who has lost her sense of self after a bad breakup. She becomes the ultimate heroine mastering a multitude of talents that not only make her admirable but also fierce. Nick and Aro are a pair of gorgeous brothers who are both determined in their mission to protect Ava at the same time providing the romantic twist in the storyline as each brother’s feelings intensify for Ava. Jess is the ever optimistic no-nonsense best friend, she is all spunk and spitfire and she constantly provided a little flare to the story. Aiden came across as steadfast, stoic and absolutely flirtatious big brother. He is Ava’s rock There is plenty to enjoy in this story from the beautifully detailed backdrops and different locations, to the characters and their dedication to each other and to the thrilling adventure of finding who you are. A great fun read that will satisfy the taste buds of any fantasy reader.
cDunlap More than 1 year ago
I was already a fan of Magen's when I received a copy of Twins of Aurora for an honest review. It starts out as a typical High School crush. Ava is in love with her twin brother Aiden's best friend Nick. While they are at a party Ava's ex boyfriend starts causing problems. Nick starts to come to her defense when in comes a strange man. After the strange man takes care of the ex, he makes Ava, Aiden, Nick and Ava's best friend Jess leave. Come to find out the strange man is Nick's brother Araios that no one knew about. Araios is there to protect Ava and Aiden from their evil Uncle Valder. The twins find out that their whole life has been a lie. They are the intended rulers of Aurora. Aiden ends up being kidnapped by their uncle. Ava and the rest of them go back to Aurora to rescue him. To rescue her brother Ava has to learn to harness the elements. Magen is able to bring this whole new world to life in a way that makes you feel like you are truly there with the characters. There are plenty of twists and turns for everyone. I did not want to put this book down. I am ready to read the next in the series. This is a must read!!! 
Shirley_W13 More than 1 year ago
Another Great Series! Ava and Aiden are your typical high school seniors. Looking forward to football games, parties, graduation and heading to college. They have their life mapped out with their two besties, Nick and Jess. At a friend's party, Ava's obnoxious ex insults and manhandles her causing Nick to go into protective mode when a mysterious stranger appear. Enter Araios, Nick's smoking hot older brother. Only the twins and Jess never knew he had a brother. Araios quickly takes care of the ex and rushes everyone off to the car. Once home, Ava and Aiden find out their whole life has been a secret. They are from a magical realm, Aurora, and they need to get to safety because their evil uncle wants them killed so he can rule. Magen McMinimy does an amazing job as she describes Aurora and all of its magical residents. Absolutely adored this book! Could not put it down from the moment I started reading it!
Year-in-Books More than 1 year ago
A pick-up/can't put down even if I wanted to must read series. I first fell in love with Magen McMinimy's writing about a year ago when I was first introduced to her Immortal Warriors. That loved continued when I picked up the North American Pack and the Half Blood Princess series. My awe for her abilities grew exponentially when I sat down to read the first in the Twins of Aurora series. The Twins of Aurora series is a Young Adult series - a step away from the paranormal romances I have come to drool over. The fact that McMiminy has taken the YA path for her twins instead of the more adult road she's come to be known for shows just how incredible a writer she is. As an admitted lover of adult paranormal romances, I've come to be disenchanted with a lot of YA novels, but Twins of Aurora has restored my faith in them with an incredibly layered story that doesn't forget the reader. There were times when just as a question popped into my head, a character answered before it could hinder my enjoyment - this is a prime example of a writer knowing her readers well enough to anticipate their needs and keep them immersed within her world. Avalina and Aiden are 18 year old twins in a small mid-western town planning out where their lives will take them after graduation when those plans drastically change. A night out with her brother, best friend and crush leads to the arrival of a mysterious stranger that holds secrets long forgotten. That same stranger leads the teens 'down a rabbit hole' (in a sense) to a world they don't remember in order to save it from the darkness threatening to destroy everything within it. I could clearly understand what Avalina was feeling as she tried to understand her crush on her brothers best friend, dealt with a cruel ex-boyfriend and was then confronted with a stranger she can't help but be drawn to. Her strength of character makes her a force to be reckoned with (and all the men in this tale can agree) - she is unwilling to just take things at face value, wanting to know all aspects of a situation before making a choice. McMinimy is a master of the strong female character. I have yet to come across a lead woman in any of her stories that I wouldn't want to be friends with. Her women refuse to be left behind so that a man can save the day - they'll save the day themselves. This isn't to say her men aren't just as amazing. Nick, Araios and Aiden all possess the expected 'alpha male' 'me strong you weak' attitudes at times, but each one is also willing to admit when their way won't work. You can even see the changes in each character as the story progresses - they are stagnant and non-changing -- as they come together as a group with a purpose, this little 'family' finds itself dealing with jealousy, love, anger, fear and a multitude of other emotions. The Avalina, Nick, Jess, Aiden, and Araios you meet in the beginning are not the same ones you come to love by the end. McMinimy has once again set her readers on a course of adventure into a world of magic, mystery, love and family. It's a path I will gladly walk down for as long as she's willing to develop the world. Twins of Aurora is a pick-up/can't put down even if I wanted to must read series.
Colleen2000 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! This is a great start to a new series. the world the author has created is so fascinating. I had only planned on reading a few chapters and going to bed needless to say it is 3:30 AM and I need to get up in a few hours, but it was worth the book hangover. This story starts out and think think it is going in one direction and the author puts a twist in there and takes you in a whole new direction. Let's just say that if you love fantasy books with a little romance you're going to love this book. I would love to see this as a movie. I found myself loving the characters and their chemistry with each other. Her best friend is a hoot! Everyone needs a friend like her. I can't wait to read Sacred Fire coming this month.
Author_Storm_Knight More than 1 year ago
Magen McMinimy has done it again and further proven why she is one of my favorite authors of all time! This book has everything that I look for in a paranormal fantasy. Avalina and Aiden are twins facing normal everyday issues in high school. Jess and Nick are their best friends and secretly Ava is crushing hard on Nick and Jess just flirts with everyone. Everything is going along normally until Araios shows up and he just happens to be Nicks brother that they didn't even know existed. They are thrust into the supernatural world when shadow wolves come after them leaving Nick and Araios to protect them. They learn that their life is not what they thought it was and that secrets have been kept to protect them. Their Guardians (NIck and Araios) take them to Aurora where Galina fills them in on the magical world that they left behind as children and the prophecy. There Ava learns that she is magical and has the ability to talk to animals and even protect the ones she loves. Unfortunately Aiden is taken by the Shadow Guards and imprisoned to try and lure Ava to the evil King so that he may stop the prophecy from happening and keep his reign of the kingdom. Ava however proves to be stronger and even better then they thought with her magical abilities and doesn't believe in giving up. Ava, her best friend and Guardians embark on a journey to get her brother back and fight the evil that is trying to destroy Aurora. This book is filled to the brim with magic, dragons, mermaids, good, evil, love and most of all an exciting read that will leave you wanting the next book in the series!
BRibeira More than 1 year ago
A great story, lots of action. Ava has to go through so much to find her strength, and herself. The story moves along, there's a whole world here of magical beings. Magen does a great job of bringing the world and characters to life. I still prefer Nick over Aro.