Title- Gemini of Emreiana
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.
Reviewed by Sue Ellen
The cover fro this book is gorgeous with the color contrast that the designer and author decided to use for this book and I think it fits perfectly with what this genre of book is about. What would you do if when you have lived your whole life in one way and world just to find out that the truth has been hidden from you. Yes maybe for a good reason but out of no-where it starts to unravel and something you didn’t know about becomes your reality. Well that’s what happens to our Carsona! The author brings to you a new wonderful world filled with Sci-Fi and adventure with descriptions that will make you feel like your right next to them involved in the story. This is definitely a story that is for anyone and you can tell that the author loves to write with all the passion she has put into the story. I am excited to be able to keep reading from this author.
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.
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.
If the Gemini Series was made into movies and you could cast anyone you wanted, who would you choose? (Please send pictures to me separately)
Carsona- Erica Dasher
Aaronmon- David Henrie
The Krea- Hollie Marie Combs
Jase- Ariana Grande
Kyle- Cameron Bright
Review by Sue Ellen
Another beautiful design to follow the amazing book by this author. Even though this one was a bit shorter than the previous book. To me it did not fail and still held me in its grasp when I was reading it. A year has passed after our main characters whole world was ripped of what she knew and a new world was brought to her! She has had to overcome so many things and has had to face a huge burden because everything lies in her hands to save the many. Did I forget to mention that the one that came to her was also her betrothed. There is so many new lights that are brought to your attention as she fights to reclaim order and hope to her people to defeat the enemy in this wonderful read. Will you get answers, that my dear readers you have to open this book up and start reading. Trust me this one and the first one will not let you down. I have to give my hands up to our author for the amazing work she had done! I will definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys this genre and continue to look out for any new reads by Kristen DaRay.
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.