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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 lovMy 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....

Title : Gemini of Emreiana
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Gemini of Emreiana Reviews

  • W.H. Cann
    2019-03-11 06:12

    I have not read many YA novels, and decided to read this one as part of the book of the week feature being run by the Goodreads group I am a member of. I was pleasantly surprised by this debut novel by Kristen DaRay, which kept my interest from start to end.It is a light read for a fantasy, with good pace. The interaction between the characters, especially that of Carson and her aunt or her boyfriend, was well handled, but I feel it lacked the emotional punch that could have added that little extra. Despite this, the characters are well developed and likeable, and you do begin to sympathise with the situations they find themselves in.The story, and the writing, improves as the book progresses and the author draws out the truth behind Carson’s heritage, what lies ahead of her, and what dangers she will face because of who she is. The book left me intrigued to learn where Carson’s journey will eventually take her.The writing could benefit from a little polishing i a few places, but this does not detract from the quality or the enjoyment of the story. Overall, a great effort, and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves YA fantasy/science fiction stories set in the modern world.

  • Christina M Condy
    2019-03-01 12:15

    Kristen DaRay's debut novel, is a wonderful first effort. Carson is a high school senior living in a small town called Alice. This is an interesting tale because Carson who has zero trouble in school and is in fact the valedictorian of the school hasn't been accepted to a single college. But the strange thing is her life is about to get a whole lot more complex, when Aaronmon sneaks into her dreams.I think that DaRay did a wonderful job with Carson, she is not only likeable but also believable. She is a fabulous heroine and very likeable. All the supporting characters are likewise well written, and have such depth written into them. The plot is interesting and keeps you involved. I finished this book in one sitting, but I'm an oddity when I get sucked in I just keep reading, and have been known to read while walking into walls. I loved the world in which Carson lives and also the one in which her parents live. I do believe that another run through with an editor would be of value, there were quite a few mistakes but not so bad that it detracted from the story. All in all this is a wonderful debut novel and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.I recommend this book to anyone who likes YA and anyone who likes fantasy or science fiction. I give this book 4.5 stars.*note* I let my son who is 9 read this book and he LOVED it! So that may give you an idea on the age ranges of readers who can enjoy this story since I am 45.Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review

  • Aoife Sheridan
    2019-03-04 10:16

    Review of Gemini of Emreiana By Kristen DaRay(1st review for April)Rating 4 starswww.reviewoffantasy.comI received this book for an honest review. This story is told through the eyes of Carson a young 18 year old. She lives in a small town in Alice and lives a normal life. Until she finds out she’s from another planet called Emreiana, where she will take the throne and bond with a fellow Gemini in marriage. The story is based on Earth letting us see Carson discover who she really is, and understanding that she must let go of all she loves including her boyfriend Klye, But Aaronmon a protector of the royal family is there to ease her transition. Even though the story is based on earth, it’s still very intriguing we learn all about the new planet Emreiana, they have their own language and are very advanced in technology. Also the people of Emreiana are born with certain gifts that fall’s into four categories. The world of Emreiana sounds so beautiful with its three moons that dictate’s the time of year. The story is very well written and I can’t wait to read the second book, which will be based in Emreiana and we can start to see Carson in her true settings.

  • Kyra Halland
    2019-03-17 13:49

    Kyra's star ratings:Story: ****Characters: ****Writing mechanics: **Emotional engagement: ***(For starters, I have to say that I'm not the target audience for this novel. I prefer novels written for adults, with adult characters in an adult voice, and Gemini of Emreiana is definitely a Young Adult novel, aimed at teens and at fans of that voice and style. So I've tried to adjust my reactions and opinions in this review to account for this.)Gemini of Emreiana is a sweet, engaging novel that grows more powerful towards the end. Carson has always thought she was a normal girl, and has the normal teenage concerns about friends, romance, and what life will hold after high school. Then she learns that nothing about herself or her life is what she thought it was, and finally is forced to make some difficult, heartbreaking decisions to protect the people she loves and the planet she has always called home. I found the characters engaging, and the romance between Carson and her childhood sweetheart Kyle was sweet. I also found the growing tension between Carson's love for Kyle and her mixed and confusing feelings for Aaronmon, her Emreianan guardian, intriguing. And, not to give away any spoilers, but more than one thing at the end nearly moved me to tears.There are a couple of issues that, I feel, hold Gemini of Emreiana back from being the book it could be. The first is that while the writing style is clear and pleasant, there are places where I felt the story would have benefitted from a more in-depth, sophisticated treatment of emotions, backstory, and other issues. (I'll admit that this impression might be because I'm more used to novels written in an adult voice, while this lighter, "younger" voice may be more typical for YA writing, especially considering that the story is told in first person from Carson's point of view.)The other thing is that the mechanics of the writing are not quite up to a professional standard. There are numerous problems with grammar, punctuation, misused words, and other similar issues. As an independent author, even if an editor is used, the author is ultimately responsible for the quality of the book and therefore needs to do whatever is necessary to make sure the book is as mistake-free as possible.Overall, Gemini of Emreiana is an enjoyable book. Ms. DaRay has great potential as an author, and I look foward to watching her continued development.Rating note: I've changed my rating from 3 stars to 4. After thinking about it, I decided it was unfair to rate the book on the basis of what I would expect from more adult-oriented fantasy, and to look at it more from the perspective of the target audience. (Though I do want to add that cleaner copy would definitely boost the book's rating.)

  • Jane
    2019-03-04 11:04

    Carson’s life seems to be going okay until, despite being valedictorian she is still rejected from every college she applies to. It soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems with her family. Her mother, who she believed to be dead is infact alive, but living in a different world where she is the ruler of the land, and Carson herself, is an alien and her life is in danger because of a war she had no idea was happening. Everything Changes for Carson once Aaronmon comes into her life, he is a kind of body guard sent from Emreiana to keep her safe until she can be returned to take her rightful position. She comes to realise that not only is she in danger but so is everyone who comes into contact with her, this forces her to re-evaluate all her relationships, even the one with Kyle, her long term boyfriend.Gemini of Emreiana is a fantasy story, or is it sci-fi with the alien content? I’m not sure, but it does follow the fantasy pattern. Teenage girl suddenly finds out she has powers and is helped by a male who knew all along. The story is not totally unique, although it does have a few points that I found are new to me, on the whole it felt very much like the majority of stories of this type that I have read with only slight differences like names and places.Kristen DaRay does have a nice writing style, it is easy to read and has a good flow, with natural sounding dialogue, and fully developed characters. There were a few editing issues that if fixed would improve the whole feel of the book. Personally I get a little miffed with obvious mistakes that should be picked up by a thorough read through, but I know this isn’t the case for everyone so don’t be put off the book by my nit-picking!Copy supplied for review

  • Len
    2019-03-21 13:50

    Gemini of Emreiana is Kristen DaRay’s debut novel. It is a great YA/Fantasy book with a story line that is very interesting and different. It had my attention from the very beginning.Carson is an eighteen year old girl living in Alice, a small town, with her Aunt Trish. She is a high school senior and valedictorian of her class. For a week, she has been having strange dreams of a beautiful oasis with exotic plants and waterfalls. In her dream, she hears a male voice. When she turns around there is a handsome young man. He calls her lanai but she doesn’t understand why he called her that so he tells her the meaning of the word. He tells her that she is from Emreiana and explains to her about her family. She doesn’t know what to think of it all.Not long after, Carson finds out the truth about who her parents are, who she is, and where they are from. Aunt Trish explains everything to her and the reason why they had to leave Emreiana. Everything that she has found out has turned her life upside down and she is having a hard time understanding and believing all of it. In time, will she be able to accept everything and what is going on? Will she be able to forgive her aunt for keeping the truth from her? This is the beginning of Carson’s journey. Whether she wants to believe and accept the truth, Carson knows what she has to do in order to keep her friends and all of the citizens of Alice safe from whatever is coming after her. Are they prepared for the disaster that is coming there way? Will they be able to survive and get out in time? As I was reading, I could feel the rollercoaster emotions that Carson was having through out the story. Kristen DaRay has done a great job writing her first book. I am looking forward to reading more of her future books.

  • J.J. DiBenedetto
    2019-03-03 11:59

    Gemini of Emeriaia is Kristen DaRay's debut novel, and it's a fantastic first effort. It's the story of Carson, a high school senior living in small town Aemrica. Even though she's the valedictorian of her school, her life doesn't seem to be going anywhere; she's been rejected by every college she's applied to.But Carson discovers that's the least of her problems, because she's not just an ordinary high school senior. She's not even human - she gets a shock when her "aunt" revelas to her that she's an alien princess from the planet Emeriana, sent to Earth as a baby to protect her from her planet's enemies. She also learns that she's got mental powers that are separating her from her friends, and from the boy she's loved since childhood. But the biggest shock is the revelation that her enemies are on Earth too, hunting her down.The author does a great job drawing Carson as a compelling and relatable heroine; her reactions to the news that she isn't who or what she thought she was, and that her whole life has been a lie, are very believable. The supporting characters have depth and life to them. The worldbuilding is also well-done; the reader is drawn into learning about Emeriana right along with Carson.The prose is clean and clear, and DaRay does a nice job creating Carson's voice (the story is told by Carson in the firstperson). It's a fun read, and I'd definitely recommend it. It's also the first book of a series, and the ending will leave readers wanting the next chapter in the story.

  • Victoria
    2019-02-26 05:52

    This book is an awesome read. The environments are so vivid and realistic yet original and (in special circumstances that I’m not going to spoil) believable without question. The author does a fantastic job of making the reader believe they are present in the book. The characters are also well thought out and well developed. As a reader sometimes it’s hard to find the connecting point to be able to empathize with the character but that issue is not present here. Every character has their quirks and they were just as real as the environment they moved through. The story is pretty fast paced. I – at least – could not put it down. Each scene leads into the next in a constant flow that it makes it impossible to say to self – just one more chapter. There are a couple of missing factors that I’m sure will be clarified in editions to come but otherwise there were no confounding moments or huge plot holes to drive a reader mad.

  • Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
    2019-02-27 12:17

    Favourite Line They stood motionless for a moment, and I watched there face twist in agony.I really have not read any books that were about aliens and I was surprised on how much I enjoyed it. Carson is a alien from the planet Emreiana, and she is a princess! She has always lived on Earth and never knew she was an alien let alone the future ruler. Her parents sent her to Earth for her on protection. When she meets Arronman in her dreams her whole world turns upside down. I really enjoyed watch Carson grow into becoming princess and watched her fall in love with a planet she has never been too. It was just a great read. I will recommended this book to my friends. I can't wait until the next book in this series.I was given book by author for honest review. (Girls Heart Book)Four Alien Fairies

  • Cassie
    2019-02-23 11:52

    Carson is high school senior who lives in a small town in Alice and lives a normal life, untill one day she finds out she is an alien princess from Emreiana and that her enemies are on Earth to destroy her. Now her only choice is to leave the Earth. I really liked this book! I loved the romance between Carson and her childhood sweetheart Kyle, Carsons confusing feelings for Aaronmon,her Emreianan guardian. This book left me with lot of unanswered questions and I can't wait for the next book of the series.

  • Kimberlyn Young
    2019-03-15 12:55

    I highly recommend this book. You get reeled in really quick and you never want to put the book down. I love the romance but also the fact that you never really know what is going to happen and you have to keep reading so you know what happens. Extremely ready for the next book of the series to come out(:

  • Steph
    2019-03-16 06:57

    I have not read alot of sci fi type books but this one kept me up till i finished reading it.there is a blossoming romance that takes place but is more than just about boy and girl.its about a girl who is discovering herself and hard choices she must make .can not wait for book 2 to see what happens next!love the book cover...

  • Ryan Snyder
    2019-03-18 07:52

    Review Tour Stop on April 27th, 2013

  • Joelle
    2019-03-16 13:57

    Gemini of EmreianaBy: Kristen DaRay 4 starsReviewed by:AngelsFormat:KindlePublished: Kristen DaRaySource:Author Copy Gene: Young Adult Paranormalhttp://angelswithattitudebookreviews-...BlurbMy entire life has been a lie.My parents didn't die in a car accident.They're not even dead.I am 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.Our ReviewThis is the debut book for this author .I have to say that the author did a fine job introducing us to a whole new world and like-able characters to read about.This story is about a young girl Carsona who is living with her Aunt who has raised her since her parents death.She is just an average teenager or so we thought.Carson is valedictorian at her school for her senior year and life seems great.She has the handsomest loving and caring boyfriend Kyle who she is just head over heels in love with.Goals to finish and then graduate and then off to College but, after sending out tons of applications she is denied from everywhere and no one seems to wants her.What gives she has a 4.0 average ?Carsona life is about to change when she meets up with a man she has only been dreaming about Aaronmon.Her Aunt has to explain to her that she is not human girl at all but, really is the lost princess from a place called Emreiana.She learns her mother and father are not dead just living on a different planet and that Carsona was sent here with her Aunt to be protected from those who wanted to do her harm .Her mother and father were King and Queen of her rightful people.Can you imagine getting this news ?Carsona struggles to adjust.Things are happening so fast that she doesn't think she can cope but, will have to the Bremoir and are here to silence her forever.This is a young adult paranormal romance with a sci fi feel to it.This is something that I do not typically read but, once I started I could not stop.Once the author started describing the planet and its surroundings you were so engrossed it sounded so beautiful and had you falling in love.I felt so sorry for Carsona her life is suppose to be moving forward instead everything is falling a part around her she feels so alone.With the strain of keeping her secret she breaks up with her boyfriend Kyle who she known since she was five they met at the playground.He was her rock and she feels she has nothing now.She doesn't want to except the things she was told or that she is in line to rule next. Carsona's emotions are all over the place she is Empath and needs to learn to control her abilities that have been laying dormant up until now.She will have to if she wants to live to see where she came from and to meet her parents after all this time.So much goes on around you in this book.Twists and turns all over the place.So many secrets kept at bay now unfolding.Dealing with emotions and betrayal are hard to swallow.More and More secrets!Carsona at times got up nerves even though I had a understanding of her a what she had felt about being lied to whole life her constant denial of ever coming back to the life she had was gone yet, she kept talking as if nothing was going to change.My God people where here to kill her and she is seeing all this death and destruction around her and yet the girl is still in denial that she is going to live as a human again.I normally have a favorite character I like to rave about, fall in love with but, I never connected with anyone character that way.One character my heart did break for and who my heart went out to was Kyle for about what he will be losing the girl he has loved his whole life.But, when problems between them arise he breaks things off with Carsona breaking not only his heart but hers as well .Even though she would have had to eventually break things off with him to keep him safe.I really got pissed with Kyle as I felt that he didn't fight hard enough for there relationship.Up until the invaders came they were both living on cloud nine.The boy did nothing but, tell the girl that he loved her ever other second and now your walking away because things are a little awkward?I stewed about this for a bit but, after reading the sequel to this book I have a better understanding at why he did the things that he did.This book was pleasure to read so much information to uncover about Carsona's original origins.Learning that there is life on other planets.Learning a new language so that you can communicated with others in your new home.Learning how to master your new abilities that you never new you had.Learning who is trying to kill you and why.Learning that you might find love again in the mist of it all.All the while we were there with Carsona lending our moral support to her and her uncertain future.A recommended reader to young adult readers.Looking forward to Carsona and Aaronmon's next journey .

  • Amie's Book Reviews
    2019-02-22 14:08

    GEMINI OF EMREIANA was given to me free in eBook format in exchange for a fair and honest review. The book starts off with the lead character, Carson Emral, daydreaming during math class. This is something, I think, that everyone can relate to. In her daydream she meets a messenger who tells her that she is really the Princess of another planet, named Emreiana and that her parents sent her and her Aunt Trish to Earth as a baby to keep Carson safe from the Bremoir, who are beings from the rival planet of Helentania.Not only is she just learning that she is really an alien princess, but she also learns that she is wanted back on Emreiana. Obviously Carsona does not believe that her dream was anything but her imagination running wild, and she continues on with her day. Upon returning to the cottage where she lives with her Aunt, Carson meets the man from her daydream and is informed by her aunt that her dream was not a dream at all. Aunt Trish reveals that Carson is heir to the theone of Emreiana and that the parents she had thought dead are actually alive and are the King and Queen of her home planet. Carson is told that she is in danger because of a prophecy the Bremoir believe. They believe that Carson is the girl in the prophecy who will "take away their right to rule all." The reader also meets Carson's boyfriend, Kyle, who she met in Kindergarten. The author does a great job with their back story and we learn quickly that Kyle's family are strong believers in males always protecting females in any and all situations. This is a great bit of foreshadowing of events to come. What follows is a story ... Unfortunately, there were some glaring editing issues, such as: "This morning they found three dead deer killed at the stream of Cane Creek, but the article said they were DISMANTLED before they were eaten. There was not any animal I knew that could do that. I SHUTTERED at the thought." When an animal (or human) is found in pieces, they are generally referred to as being DISMEMBERED, not dismantled. When the word "dismantled" is used, it generally refers to an inanimate object being taken apart, not a live creature. When a thought bothers someone, they usually SHUDDER, not SHUTTER. When you shutter something, it means you close it up. For example: the windows were shuttered. Another minor issue that bothered me (and could have been fixed by an attentive editor) is that twice in the first two chapters, someone is described as having chocolate hair. "A full, thick, chocolate mess of hair brushed his forehead..."People DO NOT have chocolate hair. They might have chocolate colored hair, but if someone's hair was literally chocolate, then it would be edible (and very strange). This is probably minor and it was obvious that the author meant it to mean that his hair was the color of chocolate, but I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it irked me. "Aaronmon leaned in next to ME ear..."The editing issues are an automatic star deduction in my estimation, which is why I have chosen to give this book only 4 out of 5 stars. If you discount the editing problems, then this book definitely would receive 5 out of 5 stars. I am looking forward to reading book two.

  • Samantha Stambaugh
    2019-03-11 14:13

    Carson Emrel is eighteen years old with top grades, great friends, and is in love with her boyfriend. She has been raised by her aunt since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was just a baby. Putting together her valedictorian speech and looking into college should be her biggest issues in the near future. Things change when Carson starts having strange dreams about a guy who later shows up in her kitchen, with her aunt, and informs her she is an alien. The guy from the dream is not only her bodyguard, sent to Earth by her very much alive mother, but he is also her betrothed husband to be. It seems that Carson's life just got a little more complicated.Carson turns out to be the Princess of Emreiana, her birth planet. She is in danger, has to keep secrets from her friends and boyfriend, and is wondering how to trust her aunt that has lied to her for eighteen years. Carson is an enjoyable character and has a humorous, yet strained, relationship growing with her new betrothed, Aaronmon. His character is a great addition that helps round out Carson, move the plot along, and the relationship that grows between Carson and Aaronmon is a critical piece to understanding the story behind the storyline.I thoroughly enjoyed the story that Kristen DaRay has created in Gemini of Emreiana. Unfortunately, the grammar, spelling, and incorrect wording that fills the book was a hindrance to that enjoyment. I would love to see this manuscript again after a full edit. Leaving the book as is could hinder the book from getting the positive reviews that Kristen DaRay's story deserves. With a turtle-pace start because of the errors, some readers may be turned off and not give it the chance it deserves. The second half of the story builds up nicely and is quite enjoyable. I felt there were some descriptions during the main scene later on that were a little more graphic than I would have expected within the flow of this story. I also felt that having the definitions at the beginning of the story or on each page that the words appear for the first time would be very helpful. Being at the end of the book was pointless for me as I had already figured out what they meant myself.Overall, I like Kristen DaRay's story idea that she presents in Gemini of Emreiana enough that I was happy to have the second edition to read right after finishing this one. I stand by the though that a good editing will raise the positive reviews for this book, and bring more followers to DaRay's trilogy.I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.~ cross-posted at http://beyondmybookshelf.blogspot.ca/

  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    2019-02-27 13:58

    I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.Carsona is a young woman who is about to graduate from high school as the valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. Carson has applied to several different universities and can't wait to start college in the fall. Carson and her boyfriend Kyle have been best friends since kindergarten. Carson and Kyle have been in love with each other for a very long time. Carson wants what any human girl wants. Like go to college when she graduates and after that she plans on spending the rest of her life with the one she loves, Kyle.Carson has been raised by her Aunt Trish from a baby. Carson's parent both died when she was just a baby. She never knew her parents and has never even seen a picture of them. Her Aunt Trish had no photos of her parents. Carson has pondered on this before without coming up with any answers as to why she has no photos of her parents but she has never dwelled on it or even asked her Aunt why.Carson's life is going just as she has planned but then one day a new guy just pops into her life right out of the blue. Carson's Aunt Trish knows Aaronmon and together they both start explaining to her who he is and why he is there. Carson finds out that who she thought she was is all a lie. At first she is kind of mad in a way but when she gives it some thought she realizes that they had no choice but to lie to her to protect her from their enemies, the ones who want her dead.After finding out who she really is; Carson soon decides that she is going to have to leave behind everything and everyone she has grown to love over the last eighteen years. She doesn't want to leave them but she knows that is the only choice she has if she wants to save their lives.I have never read many Sci-Fi or Fantasy books but have watched a lot of Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies and loved them. I am very happy that I am now getting the chance to read books in this genre because I have found out that I love reading it as much as I love watching it. I have really enjoyed reading Gemini of Emreiana and following Carson on her journey and learning who she really is. I have felt as if I was walking beside Carson and watching her with Kyle and all of her friends. Kristen DaRay knows how to write a story and make you feel as if you are a part of it as if you are one the characters in the story. Gemini of Emreiana is one of those stories that I would recommend to anyone who loves a good Sci-Fi or Fantasy story.

  • Kathy Horsman
    2019-02-26 09:53

    Carson is a normal senior in high school applying to college, deciding what she wants to do with her future and keeping her relationship with long term boyfriend Kyle going. Of course when every college rejects you even though your the valedictorian and you start having strange dreams of worlds that don't exist, then something seems a bit off. Then comes a stranger that tells you everything you thought you knew about your life is false and in fact you are an alien. That's right alien. No ordinary alien either, but a princess in line for the throne of Emreiana and your mother, who you thought was dead, is actually alive and well and reigning Queen. Things get a little sticky.My favorite part actually starts right there with the explanation. Carson doesn't immediately buy the fact she is an alien and a princess, which was great. Too many times have I read about normal human beings that suddenly find out something impossible and just automatically believe it. You or I wouldn't just jump on that alien train if someone told us they existed and I was one of them, you'd think they were crazy. For Carson to process this information and take her time coming to her own conclusion I thoroughly enjoyed. The same can be said for her feelings towards her new gaurdian and her boyfriend. No insta-love here, and she really had to figure out what she truly felt and where it was coming from before she made any definitive decisions for her life. That was a refreshing change from a genre that is saturated with said love stories.In terms of this being an alien story, I really enjoyed that aspect. I thought the fact that it seemed to be starting as a normal human girl story and built into this otherworldly affair was what made this story go from cute to awesome. The problem with these kinds of books are that it takes a whole chunk of book to explain what this other world is like and what the people are like because of them being, well, not human. The author does a really good job of not making that boring or exceedingly long, which really helps the book move along. That is a tricky thing to navigate while still giving lots of descriptions and information so for that I applaud Gemini of Emreiana for succeeding in making a sci-fi story flow.

  • ~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
    2019-03-22 11:06

    Finding out your entire life has been a lie would be incredibly difficult to deal with. Finding out your not even human? Well, that's just a whole new level of "oh boy." That's exactly what happens to Carson during her senior year of high school. Preparing for her valedictorian speech was one of the biggest stressers she had to deal with, up until Aaronmon shows up in her dreams.We follow Carson as she struggles to accept her new life, and let go of the lies she knew as her life on Earth. As she faces confronting another alien race, with the goal of killing her, before she stops them from taking over the universe. She faces an intense romance, and the idea of one day becoming Queen. Anyone else overwhelmed yet? Yeah, I was too! This story is constantly jaw dropping, from the incredible planet Kristen DaRay created, to the shocking developments throughout this book. The first chapter starts off throwing you right into the beginning of Carson's adventure, and doesn't let up for a single page. You feel immensely connect to Carson, and really want to root for her, and see her succeed. She's a fantastic lead-female character, and one I really enjoyed following.This is a book I enjoyed quite a bit. My only reason for taking away a rose, without giving away spoilers, was for a few plot events I didn't care for personally. I really enjoyed this story though, and am looking forward to reading the sequel. I would recommend it to any sci-fi or fantasy fan.*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author via Girls *Heart* Books Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.Check out my blog post for this book- includes info on the whole series, a dream cast, a soundtrack, and excerpts! Check it out here!

  • Viola
    2019-03-05 06:03

    I am truly shocked about all those good ratings this book received, because I couln't find a single thing I liked.It felt generally as if the author wanted to force some background in order to write a love story. The other planets were only sketched superficially and of corse (SPOILER but actually a warning for everyone who wants to buy this book!!!!) we never got to see any of them! That was what really bothered me the most. You get hooked on the summary about a girl who has to struggle with her position as princess of this mysterious planet after living her whole life on earth and then IT TAKES THE ENTIRE BOOK before her spaceship even picks her up! What happened in this book summarized in one sentence: Whiny girl waits for her spaceship.Which reminds me of the next problem. The main character - already forgot her name - is stupid, selfish and boring (watch out America Singer, you got serious competition here!). The only thing which she's concerned about is her way too angsty teenage-romance and, althogh the earth gets attacked by aliens and a few hundred people - including people she grew up with - die BECAUSE OF HER, she can only care about which boy is the sweeter one.Also the author went the easy way by creating the "bad guys". She wants us to believe in the existence of a race stupid enough to declare war ON SEVERAL planets and cultures separately without them being at least more advanced in technology or having some kind of abilities that could account for their plan to conquer the rest of the universe. But no, they are, in fact, some of the slower ones and simply desire to rule them all.Honestly, I'm way too angry and disappointed to list everything wrong with this book. Let's just forget I ever read it.

  • Satarupa
    2019-03-24 07:13

    I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.Firstly I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this awesome book.Wow!!! I loved this book. At first I thought that the concept is somewhat same just like the other books based on this genre but the author just stunned me there with the introduction so many twists and turns that the concept became so fresh and morphed this book into a fabulous start to an awesome series.Carson is great and I loved her. The author made Carson's character so believable that I totally got engrossed in the story. She got hit hardly by the actual truth of her existence and the true identity but she showed great resolve and confidence and took up her responsibility. Another important point that I would like to highlight is that she didn't instantly believe that she is an alien and didn't greedily grasp with both hands the opportunity of being the heir of a throne and leave her entire human family behind. She fought hard and the inner battle that she faced really won me over.The writing is great and I really enjoyed reading the story, the romance wasn't cliche and the suspense is thick and unnerving. Over all a great read for all and I would definitely love to recommend it to others.

  • Shey Wicklund
    2019-02-26 09:00

    Carson is at the top of her senior class as a valedictorian but still didn't get accepted by any of the colleges she applied to. She soon discovered that the aunt who raised her have been keeping secrets from her. She learns that she's not an ordinary human girl but an alien princess from the planet Emreiana, with an emphatic ability. When the shock wore off, she had to make a decision whether to stay on earth or accept her destiny as a future queen to her own people.This story was good for light reading. It's not the kind of book that makes me stay up all night and lose some sleep over. Its narration is geared towards a much younger audience and I prefer a more adult point of view. One thing that I also noticed was the absence of a clear resolution on what her boyfriend, Kyle was keeping from her. Though the typographical errors were a bit distracting, I still thought it had a good plot and nice pacing.

  • Sue Ellen Robertson
    2019-03-16 06:54

    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.

  • Cassie James
    2019-02-27 09:06

    I absolutely loved this book. It's one of my best Young Adult Sci-Fi. With a sweet romance, intriguing characters, splendid intergalactic information and hot action, Gemini of Emreiana is on of my favorite Sci-Fi reads of the year. Carson is a wonderful character to read about, from her dealing with all the issues that comes with her being a princess of another planet to her normal teenage problems, I never have a dull moment. Aaron is also a nice protagonist, Confident, helpful and a great guy in all aspects, he also makes this a blast. This book is a funny, nice, sweet read that makes me quite anxious for the next book in the series or any other book by Kristen DaRay.

  • Heathery
    2019-03-18 09:58

    DNF.This book suffers from three things:1. Way too many grammatical errors, misuse of words, etc.2. Special Snowflake Perfect Heroine Princessssss~~~~!!! <33. Cliche YA plot in which heroine discovers she's special (because of course), new SUPA HAWT boy comes into her life, and she has to save the world (but generally sucks at it).

  • Roze Wallin
    2019-03-22 08:59

    Check out my review here!