Gemini Series Book #1
By Kristen DaRay
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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 everything I love.
A large rock soared through the sky. Around it was an aurora of white and purple. I held my breath and admired its beauty as it slowly passed the window.
“It’s Emréiana’s comet,” Aaronmon told me. “It only passes by once every nineteen years. The last time someone truly magnificent was born.”
I cocked my head, confused. I soon realized his meaning. “Me,” I whispered under my breath. With everything that had been going on I had completely forgotten that I even had a birthday. Of course the Emréian calender was different from Earth’s. I didn’t even realize it was already August there.
“As you know, we don’t celebrate birthdays the same way here. So it wasn’t hard to sneak it past you.” Aaronmon smiled. In Emréiana they didn’t celebrate annual birthdays. New Year was when people actually counted their new age. The only birthday type of celebration was during the third Hurmon moon when they had the nilva festivities. That was when those who had grown into their abilities received their tattoos. Mine was celebrated on Earth before I came to Emréiana, but the community of Inae gave me another shortly after my arrival. Since I already had a tattoo, I had just participated in everything else, which had been awkward since I spoke very little Emréian at the time. Thinking back on all of that, I still couldn’t believe that I had forgotten my birthday.
Embarrassment radiated from me, and I tried to hold it back so that I wouldn’t send the waves to Aaronmon. I guess it didn’t matter because I could tell by the grin on his face that he knew. My reddened cheeks probably gave me away.
“I know back on Earth individual birthdays were the norm, and I thought that this could be something special between you and me,” he offered.
I smiled at his thoughtfulness and leaned into his chest. “Every year?” I asked.
“Well, the comet only comes every nineteen, so we will have to figure something else out.”
“Deal,” I said.
Daylight- Maroon 5
Wide Awake- Katy Perry
Sleep- Poets of the Fall
Just give me a reason- Pink
Wake me up-Avicii
Demons- Imagine Dragons
Everything Has Changed- Taylor Swift
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Sky Scraper- Demi Lovato
Ghost- Blue Foundation
Reviewed by Jenn:
I like the writing style of this author. She kept my attention in a genre of book that I typically do not read as other planets give me the creeps. Carson finds out that that she is a princess from another planet and she has to give up Kyle in order to protect him. Kyle has been her best friend from kindergarten and turned into romance as they got older.She knows things are really going down hill because she has to lie to him about what is going on. Aaronson is her bodyguard who is starting to get under her skin . She left a heck of a cliffhanger so I am going to love seeing what happens.
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Title-Gemini the Heir
Series-Gemini Book # 2
Expected Publication Date- September 28th, 2013
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Just a year ago, I thought I was an ordinary human, and I gave up everything on Earth to save the people I loved. I have become the Lenai of Emréiana, making me the heir to the Emréian throne. It also makes me in charge of defeating the Bremoir, a race that has been consuming other worlds. If I can’t stop them, the universe is doomed.
Then there is Aaronmon, my betrothed. We have only known each other for a year, but our bond is strong. It’s that bond that makes it hard to know my true feelings. While I think I am ready for the ceremony, I wonder if I really love him like I loved Kyle, my ex- boyfriend who was murdered.
But none of my feelings matter. In order to rule Emréiana, I must go through with the bonding ceremony. If I don’t, then I risk losing the right as heir and I’ll have no power in the war against the Bremoir. Nobody wants them defeated more than me.
Reviewed by Jenn:
This is the second book in the Gemini series and each book is better than the last.
I absolutely am going searching for more by this author as her style is great . She keeps me interested and with all that goes on and is different on other planets she doesn't confuse me by bouncing all over.
I can't give away spoilers so I will not say anything about the characters except they are all awesome and I hope have ends up with a certain ex :)
There is a heck of a cliffhanger once again so I guess I will be impatiently waiting !
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.