16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.
Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.
With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.
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The story begins when Aurora gets taken away from the only family she's known and placed in a land she's never dreamed could be real. Now, she finds out about her birth parents, and her past, and she's on the run for her life. Things get worse when she has no idea who to trust, or how to continue on know that she knows the truth.
This book starts off very interesting, and it ends still slightly interesting. I loved the world that the author created. It was unique and wonderful. But what made me dislike the book so much were the characters. I could not stand the heroine. She was whiny, and afraid throughout most of the story, and while that can be understandable, she just wasn't a very likable character.
And then the hero of the story was another problem to me. I hated the way he was so good to Aurora, then when we find out things about him and why they can't actually be together just made me mad. Especially when Aurora has a way to make it so they can be together, but then doesn't because she doesn't tell the truth.
I just hated both main characters, and it was hard to find the rest of the story enjoyable because of them.
Other wise I liked the actually plot line, and world building.