Two Brothers: Origin

Two Brothers: Origin

by Sofia Diana Gabel

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Argus and Tai Dachel, 17 year-old brothers, are attending high school for the first time since being home-schooled their entire lives, but instead of blending in with the other students, they become targets of a secret government agency when their extraordinary abilities are discovered. But the trouble doesn't stop there. When the brothers learn the truth about their origin, things only get worse and their freedom is threatened. Will they escape or become prisoners before their 18th birthday?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151001717
Publisher: Escargot Books and Music, LLC
Publication date: 08/13/2015
Series: A Ramtalan Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 388
File size: 688 KB

About the Author

Sofia Diana Gabel is a multi-genre fiction writer who was born in Sydney, Australia, but is now living in the United States with her family. With degrees in environmental science and archaeology, she enjoys being out in nature when she's not glued to her desk writing or researching a new story idea. Writing is a true passion of hers, born from a love of the written word that can transport the reader to different places or worlds and deliver them back to reality, safe and sound.

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Two Brothers: Origin 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Argus and Tai Dachel are seventeen year old teens that have been homeschooled and keep in the bubble of their Aunt Celeste’s house. But now she is going to let them attend high school for their last year. That would be a shock to anyone’s system but then they find out that they are half human and half alien that are called New Breeds. New Breeds rarely live past sixteen years so they are pretty special to begin with. But the boys have a lot more to learn. They are going to get some special abilities along with learning that they are going to be hunted from our government and another race of aliens that kills New Breeds. Argus and Tai are twins and seem to have opposite personalities. Argus is caring and wants to help others. He is so easy to fall for. Then there is Tai who has a chip on his shoulder and a mouth that is going to get him into trouble. Then there is Max Jackson, an AURA agent that has to find proof of aliens or is out of a job. The story bounces between Argus and Max and things they both face. I like how Max is not the typical man in black but very self doubting and such. This is a great story that will appeal to young adults and adults alike. It is the first book in a trilogy so there is a cliff hanger and the story is left open. But I still really enjoyed it. Now I can’t wait to read book two, Heritage. I received Two Brothers: Origin from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Theresa_F More than 1 year ago
Free book for free review Twin brothers Argus & Tai  Dachel raised by their aunt because their parents are dead in outskirts of Palmdale CA. Home-schooled because they are special.  Upon enrolling to local highschool, they find out just how special they really are. Part Alien and part human. They must keep their powers in check so no one finds out about them. That in itself is going to be harder than anyone thought at 17 yrs old they just want to fit in.  Between the school bully a geek and a girl and a real Alien Hunter, fitting in was not in the cards. This is a wonderful book.  Adult or teen will enjoy this story.  It has the old show Roswell to it and just as good as the show if not better.  I really liked the boys and the trouble they kept finding themselves in. With new powers coming forward all the time it is no wonder the higher-ups want them back.  I will be letting my teen read this book and telling her friends all about it! Patches
RaeZRyans More than 1 year ago
Sci-fi is one of my top genres that I love to read, but this was my first YA and urban set. This is also a very soft sci-fi which I always recommend to those not familiar with the genre. It's a phenomenal start to the trilogy, and it really sucked me in. Plus, at just under 300 pages, it's a fairly quick read (for me)and made for a nice lazy weekend read. Aliens, secret government agencies, sub-species, and 50,000 years of integration collide within Argus' & Tai's first week of High School to bring us a compelling plot, intriguing characters, nasty villains, and conspiracy level cover-up. This is dual point of view, but the author kept it simple. we see Argus, and he's heroic and loveable. Then there's Max, one of many antagonists within the plot. I didn't not like him, but as a bad guy, his internal drive was relatable. I loved this aspect. So many villains are cut and dry, but Max wasn't. There are more villains, however, I won't go into more detail aside from I felt every character was well written and executed. This is book one of the trilogy, so you are left with a slight cliffhanger at the end. There isn't much closure, but you really get a sense of the world, and all of the characters involved. I don't mind them, but I know readers that do. For me, it does the job, and makes me want book 2. Writing style was easy going without superfluous details or boring back story. The pacing was pretty dead on too, which is a must for the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Overall I loved it, would recommend it to lovers of the genre or anyone looking to start reading sci-fi. Age wise, 14 and up even though the characters are 17. There are a few brief minor curse words (2-3 times) and the romance is mainly friendship/family.
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Argus and Tai Dachel finally taste freedom. They get to be normal teenagers and enjoy their senior year in high school…even if it includes being tormented by school bull, Justin Jones. Unfortunately, Max Jackson is determined to ruin all of that. Added to that, Aunt Celeste has finally explained their origin. That’s when their entire world gets turned upside down. Will they be able to keep Max Jackson away? Will they be able to control their ever growing abilities? This was such an intriguing novel. Even though Tai and Argus had these abilities, they still had morals. They were easy to relate to, especially during awkward teen moments. Aunt Celeste was a pretty good guardian although she was never really affectionate to them. This was an awesome page turner, one that kept me up to the wee hours of the morning. The end left me wanting more. I can’t wait for book two to come out so I can find out what happens next! If you like young adult or science fiction novels, you’ll love Two Brothers!
Ginas-Library More than 1 year ago
I received the following item(s) for in exchange for a fair and honest review. Although I received the item for review, the opinions stated are 100% my own. High school is hard enough when you are quote "normal". Now Imagine high school for the first time as a senior after being home schooled. Oh and you are not quite normal but you were never told what is really going on.  That's a day in the life of Argus and Tai. They were raised by their aunt. The aunt has not exactly been truthful or forthcoming about the twins. There are a lot of things they were not told about themselves.  All they know is that they have special powers and they need to be careful not to get hurt. They especially have to watch so they don't bleed. This book is very action packed and full of adventure from very on in the book. You fall in love with twins instantly and feel for them. If you love fantasy, and adventure this is a must read!
RIA_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Two Brothers: Origin had my attention from the beginning. I think it moved relatively quickly. I felt bad for the brothers; how much can a person handle so quickly? I guess it helped that they were part alien. I did find myself questioning some of the relationships, but I suspect that it will all be explained at some point.  Argus was a naive and completely sweet teenage boy. He was sort of blind to how other people saw him, and it was almost unbelievable. That being said, I still found him to be a very likeable character. I actually enjoyed reading about him discovering the world outside the careful bubble his aunt kept him in.  Tai was frustrating. I felt like he was written to be the more aggressive and girl-getting twin. Oddly he never seemed to have a girlfriend; instead he just seemed to run his mouth a lot. He would have moments that I would be shaking my head at, and then he would redeem himself a little. I wanted to like him because I liked Argus so much. It wasn’t that he was written poorly, more so that I feel like he is almost an antagonist.  There were many other characters. I found them all to be very well written, even if I didn’t like them all. I always find myself drawn to the abilities characters have in books like this. I loved how the brothers’ abilities progressed throughout the book.  I will be looking forward to what else they can do in future books. This book was full of twists and turns that readers will enjoy. It was exciting and well written. I think this is a great first book, and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book!! It got me hooked and i didnt want to put my nook down :)