A beautiful, magical world was ravaged by a terrible storm. Homes destroyed, families torn apart, and even the sweetest magic twisted by darkness. Even years later, the world remains damaged, unbalanced, and dangerous, waiting for someone who might restore what was lost. Only the magic of twins has a chance, but the birth of twins is exceedingly rare.
In our own world, Ellie and Savannah know nothing of this. They know nothing of other worlds, magic, or even each other. Until suddenly magic blooms inside them and draws them together. After years of feeling alone, raised apart and in the wrong world, the twin sisters reunite, discovering their home and their destiny: To restore the world, they must overcome the twist and turns of their new world to travel to the center of magic, resetting the balance.
I really wanted to like this book but the major problem I had was it seemed as if the essence of the plot was almost exactly the same as from a series of books and movies that were put out about ten years ago called Twitches.
The idea of this being something cool and unique got lost when so much of this story has already been done before; granted there were lots of differences but the similarities just felt overwhelming so I was disappointed in the lack of originality.
In the original story a set of twins was sent from their magical world to a nonmagical one (Earth) because of the threat of an evil darkness which was storming over the world, it seemed to have killed their father as he was trying to save them, was destroying the world and turned out to be the work of a man. The twins were adopted by different families with no idea of each other, their powers or their true home until they were much older. They eventually found each other, discovered their powers and a way home where they found out the truth that only they, together, had the power to overcome the darkness.
Granted this version is a lot more violent, bloody and there are other differences but I just wish the author had used something more unique for her plot outline because the entire time I’m reading this I just kept picturing Tia and Tamara Mowry, the actresses who portrayed the characters in the original movies.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com