About the Audiobook
Series: The Halves of Us Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Sydney Paige Richardson
Narrator: Rocky Taylor
Genre: YA Fantasy | Length: 11 hours 37 minutes
Publisher: The Parliament House⎮2020
Release date: Sep. 3, 2020
Twin Sisters: One destined to rule, one cursed to destroy.
Some say blood is thicker than water. But for twin sisters, Adie and Aura, their connection
runs even deeper than blood.
After investigating a surprise attack carried out by dark souls controlled by the Wicked Willow, an evil residing in a neighboring region, Aura uncovers a family secret: She is the fulfillment of a curse placed upon her family centuries ago.
While Aura is destined to destroy their planet, Thindoral, Adie is fated to follow in their
mother’s footsteps and become Ruler, but even Adie’s path comes with revelations.
Dangerous premonitions plague her dreams, all depicting Thindoral’s demise at the hand
of her sister.
As darkness takes control of her mind, Aura must determine whether defying fate and
time is the choice that will seal her destruction, or if self-sacrifice will save all she holds
dear. Meanwhile, Adie is faced with an impossible decision: Save her sister, or protect
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Set in another realm of time and in another place, this fantasy is of twin girls raised to become leaders in their kingdom. The quiet one is a few minutes older so is to become the Ruler. The other sister is adventurous and outgoing and has "nursed" her sister through years of countless nightmares. They have always been very close to each other and their parents, too. Each has their own special place in the kingdom and their individual roles as leaders. When they turn sixteen and are to proceed into the next step of their training, they are surprised as to what is each's destiny.
The author has been very creative in developing her characters, in both personality and in physical traits. They are quite realistic and unusual. Some characters are easily visualized but others needed to be defined in more detail to really be able to visualize how they appear. The scenes are portrayed well and some are quite graphic.
This drama moves steadily "along", and the momentum builds as the story progresses. There is plenty if action and adventure throughout the tale. The story ends strong, yet leaves the listener/reader anxious to experience the next book of the series.
Narrator, Rocky Taylor, did an excellent job in the narration with voice fluctuation in all of the right places and in designating different "voices" to separate characters.
This book ensures hours of entertainment.
*This was gifted me with no pressure for positive review. This is my honest review.
Dream Cast (Names)
Adie and Aura – I would love for Madelaine Petsch to play her. I think she’s got a fun personality but can also be dark, which is fitting for both the sisters.
Ambrielle, Adie and Aura’s mother – I have ALWAYS pictured Jessica Chastain playing her. Always. She is a stunning actress and that’s who has always been Ambrielle in my mind.
Gossamer – I pictured as Jim Beaver. I am a supernatural fan, and he’s always been one of my favs. He can be hardass like Gossamer, but also caring.
Samuel- should totally be played by one Sprouse brothers (I go back and forth as to which one ,ha!). Just as long as they have the long hair! ;]
Felipe, - I think should be played as Avan Jogia. He fits the character perfectly, to be honest.
Can they just make this into a movie already, so I can meet him?
Tut – Tut - would definitely be played by Richard Schiff. I fell in love with his acting in West Wing, and while Tut is…odd…I really think he could pull it off.
Hontak – Aldis Hodge. He even liked my Instagram post about playing the character! I think my heart stopped briefly that day.
Thora – Blythe Danner. I think she can capture Thora’s caring essence.
Glorida – Mia Wasikowska. Mia has this androgyny that reflects Glorida perfectly.
Bokah – Peter Dinklage. No one else could pull off the humor and straightforwardness as much as him.
Wendelone/Wicked Willow –Lady Gaga. She’s another one who I have always pictured for this role.
Nemiah – Alex O’Loughlin. There’s a heartbreaking scene in book 2 that just…I have pictured him playing.
Sandman – Stephen “Twitch” Boss. I fell in love with Twitch on the show So You Think You Can Dance. His movements simulate how the Sandman moves, so I knew he had to be him.
Michael –Simon Baker. He’s always been Samuel’s father to me.
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