I have graciously been given the opportunity to read this entire series. I requested the first book on Netgalley and was then contacted and given the rest of the series. The fourth book in the Legend of Rhyme series was offered to me a couple months ago but with work being crazy, me being constantly tired, and having 5782472 other books on my shelf to read, it took me a lot longer to get to this book than I anticipated.
Regardless it is an excellent book in the series, and I am continually excited to read this series. Thank to Blue Moon Publishers for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Second Twin (Legend of Rhyme #4)
Author: Jaime Lee Mann
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers
Expected release date: September 6, 2016
Genre: Middle grade, fantasy, adventure
Length: 163 (e-book)
Synopsis: (from Goodreads) “Grimblerod has led twins Asher and Ariana Caine back to ancient Rhyme, a time when Calla and Elora were the same age the twins are now. Though the Kingdom of Falmoor is rich with magic, the twins are unable to use their powers. They don’t know whom to trust, where to turn, or how to avoid doing something in the past that may alter the future forever.
Meanwhile, young Teagan Rogers must decide if she is ready to leave behind everything and everyone she knows to follow her mysterious destiny beneath the waves.
Will Teagan choose to become a mermaid?
Will Asher and Ariana get home before changing the course of history forever?
And can enemies truly become friends?”
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
I’ve followed this book from the beginning and while I wish some parts were longer and that there was more depth to some characters and the plot, I always get a little excited diving back into a magical, fantastical world.
Each book takes place right as the other left off and this is no different. A lot has happened in this magical realm and we’re in two different times now, the modern and the ancient realms. The swapping from modern to the ancient world was a bit confusing, and I think most of it had to with the amount of characters and the different, yer intertwining, plots.
Asher and Ariana went back back in time where they met twins Elora and Calla as young girls. Teagan is faced with the decision of joining the magical world and leaving all she knew in the modern, human realm behind.
We discover a bit more about the working of the twins’ magic and why twins are so important the world of Coraira. It’s a delight to continue reading this series and see how the story progresses. Not only are we given a bit more information about the history of Coraia but we also get more about the history of each character as well. A lot of questions to ask yourself here: Will darkness win? Will Teagan ever be able to find her parents? Will Asher and Ariana ever get back to their own parents?
A epic story of good versus evil, light versus dark, and if we had the power to change the future by changing the past, would we?
You can check out my collective review of this series here.