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The Paradise Twin Interesting seriesThe Magemother series is a middle grade fantasy written by Austin J Bailey The gorgeous cover artwork is eyecatching, and the premise, well, the premise of misfit girl being summoned to another world and uncovering her true past could be either totally lame or really work well The first book was and at the time of this publication still is free, so I figured, what did I have to lose The Mage and the MagpieThis book was free onand had high reviews Honestly, I usua Interesting seriesThe Magemother series is a middle grade fantasy written by Austin J Bailey The gorgeous cover artwork is eyecatching, and the premise, well, the premise of misfit girl being summoned to another world and uncovering her true past could be either totally lame or really work well The first book was and at the time of this publication still is free, so I figured, what did I have to lose The Mage and the MagpieThis book was free onand had high reviews Honestly, I usually pick up freebies with high reviews so I can give an honest negative review Many people seem to think that if they like a book, it deserves five stars Five stars, imo, should be reserved for the most excellent, memorable, standout books Not every single book you read.Sometimes, though, books deserve the praise I was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed this book The characters were well developed, the search was enjoyable, and since we re in an unfamiliar world there are lots of surprises Some things that I think were supposed to be reveals were obvious to me, but others were not.I haven t quite figured out how I feel about the magic in this series I think magic is neutral and you use it for good or bad, like you would a car, and it seems like the mages and apprentices possess their particular magic Like a gift I don t think that the wind mage s apprentice could learn the magic of the metal mage In this world, magic is either something you have or something you don t If you have it, but are not a mage or mage apprentice, I m not sure what you do That s never addressed in the series.I liked this book so much that I immediately looked the author up and signed up to receive updates from him I received Magemother 1.5 as a thank you 4.5 starsThe Empty ThroneThis is a novella, not a full length novel It was offered as a thank you gift for signing up to receive updates from the author.It is a very short and quick read, but it is an important link in the story If you don t read this, there will be things you scratch your head at in later books trying to figure out if missed something.While I didn t find this short story as compelling as the larger series narrative, I still thought it was important and highlighted the vulnerable side of Tabitha It also makes the reader think about how they would respond if they had to go through Tabitha s test.4 starsThe Paradise TwinBook 2 largely focuses on finding the hidden mages and on Hugo s struggle with Molad And there s a dragon Dragon s are always fun, right In Hugo you really get that Jekyll and Hyde feel His struggle is real, and it s easy to empathize with him The search for the hidden mages was not as compelling, though, and almost became tedious at times I had guessed part of Chantra s location, Unda s hiding place was obvious to me, but Lignumis was well done.In this book that I started feeling like the series was very similar to the Farworld series by J Scott Savage A lot of necessary things happened in this book, but overall is wasn t as compelling as the others in the series It moved things along, but I didn t feel anyone particularly developed as a character.3 starsThe Bridge to NowhereThis book was very interesting and not entirely happy There were a couple moments where I was actually surprised at something truly bad sad happenings Realism I like books that have happy endings, but when absolutely everything works out perfectly as planned, it is eye roll worthy You seedevelopment in Brinley and Hugo, others hold their own, and there are a couple flat characters Some twists in the book I saw coming, but the intended audience would largely find them unexpected.The Hugo Molad struggle continued, and while it certainly felt real at times, there was one point very near the end in a major moment trying for no spoilers where the reaction seemed a little extreme But I understand why the author wrote it that way.There is a meeting with the gods of their world, near the end of the book, and it rather felt like a huge aside I got it and they had showed up in other books but the direction they promise really hadn t been there the whole series, so it didn t feel quite genuine They also appear to be modeled after the Mormon view of God being God and his wife who live in another world, but sometimes interact with us The moral underpinnings in what they say are close to what I believe as a Christian, but the framework is wrong Not everyone will agree, but I thought I d mention it for those who want to have conversations with their children about that aspect of the book.The biggest thing for me is one unanswered question that is actually asked in the series what about the bell Brinley s father heard That is never explained I feel that is an oversight, or maybe it was too complicated to work into the book without a huge expansion but in that case the question should have been removed from the book Its one thing for a reader to have questions of their own, it s another for an author to pose a question within the series that never gets answered.Overall, the book gets 4 stars.Serial ThoughtsAs mentioned in my review of book 1, I m not sold on how magic works in this world To be sure, it is a well crafted story, but something seems a tad off, but I can t put my finger on it Maybe its the lack of complete explanation, I don t know To expand on my Farworld comment from book 2 s review The Farworld and Magemother series aren t actually that similar Just the whole looking for mages who control the elements that are hidden was bringing me strong vibes of the looking for the hidden elementals basically the elements themselves Also, the cross world transfer of a main character But the journeys are drastically different, as are the endings The Magemother series actually has asatisfying ending, but as a series I think I prefer Farworld If you like one of the series, though, I m pretty sure you ll like the other.And, to reiterate from my review of book 3, I don t like unanswered questions posed within the story itself If I missed this someone please point it out to me There is also the Mormon esque deity thing going on that doesn t completely fit with the world that was built.My biggest complaint for the series as a whole is the age of the our main cast They re around 12 years old Everything they do just seems better suited for someone at least an additional 5 years older It s a little overdone in literature today to have THE FATE OF THE WORLD resting on pre to early teens.I was grateful that while there is friendship and hints of particular people probably liking each other romance is not really in the book Like I said, it s hinted around, but it s not the star THANK YOU That is so nauseously overdone, and these books show you can have a good story without the romance Especially when we re talking this young.Mage and the Magpie 4.5 starsThe Empty Throne 4 starsThe Paradise Twin 3 starsThe Bridge to Nowhere 4 starsMagemother series average 4I received complimentary ecopies of books 2 3 in exchange for my honest opinion The saga continued, and it was exciting to experience This author is an awesome writer, but in a couple of places it really annoyed my Perhaps I am wrong, but I found it odd that the metal man could hold off darkness, but then could be choked It also annoyed me that the reason Hugo was selected to be the mage he that he became was because of his goodness I don t like that goodness seems to imply weakness It takes a great deal of strength to do good and much easier to do bad I think Well, t The saga continued, and it was exciting to experience This author is an awesome writer, but in a couple of places it really annoyed my Perhaps I am wrong, but I found it odd that the metal man could hold off darkness, but then could be choked It also annoyed me that the reason Hugo was selected to be the mage he that he became was because of his goodness I don t like that goodness seems to imply weakness It takes a great deal of strength to do good and much easier to do bad I think Well, this shows how good the book is I would say Well time to begin the last of the trilogy The magemother series is a middle grade series about a young girl who basically becomes the mother of all mages Three of those mages are missing and she needs to find them to restore their powers and help save her mother from certain death In this novel, Brinley and her friends are searching for clues to the missing mages, clues to how to save her mother as well as her father BUT ALSO to find out why creatures are crossing from the Wizards Ire without harm It sets the stage for something big The magemother series is a middle grade series about a young girl who basically becomes the mother of all mages Three of those mages are missing and she needs to find them to restore their powers and help save her mother from certain death In this novel, Brinley and her friends are searching for clues to the missing mages, clues to how to save her mother as well as her father BUT ALSO to find out why creatures are crossing from the Wizards Ire without harm It sets the stage for something bigger to happen in the next novel.I do have to say the artwork for this series is beautiful, it draws the readers eye in and makes them want to read the book So Brinley is now the new mage mother, Tabitha is now her herald as well as apprentice to the Mage of Earth, AND is a shapeshiter I love Tabitha she is probably my personal favorite Hugo is now the mage of Light and Dark, which means he has his own dark demons he needs to face and find a way to bring balance within himself I love how each character in the novel has their own trials and challenges they need to overcome to become stronger and be who they are meant to be There is a lot that goes into this book so sometimes it might feel like too much all at once, but in the end it comes together very well and still leaves the door open for what s to come in book 3 I am not sure if it is up to the standard that the first book was, but that tends to happen with series books, sometimes there is one that lacks something, I think this one needed a littlemagic.Bailey does have a gift from creating something engrossing, enchanting, and electric with this series and I am eager to see what happens next Now that Brinley, the new Magemother, will be staying in Aberdeen, a magical world in a different universe from our own, new troubles have arisen Or rather, the troubles have become her priority and the threat from the Wizard s Ire grows every day The Mage of Water, Fire, and Wood are especially important because Brinley s mother, the previous Magemother, can only be saved if all the mages come together.Since Hugo is now the Mage of Light and Darkness, he has his own demons to face as he strug Now that Brinley, the new Magemother, will be staying in Aberdeen, a magical world in a different universe from our own, new troubles have arisen Or rather, the troubles have become her priority and the threat from the Wizard s Ire grows every day The Mage of Water, Fire, and Wood are especially important because Brinley s mother, the previous Magemother, can only be saved if all the mages come together.Since Hugo is now the Mage of Light and Darkness, he has his own demons to face as he struggles to control the darkness within himself It s almost like a split personality Brinley and Animus are actively helping Hugo, but agents of darkness are also interested in helping him.Tabitha has definitely left her tower far behind as she now serves as Brinley s herald protector She s also the apprentice to Belterras, the Mage of Earth, and coming into her own magic She lacks confidence in her ability and potential, so she still has a lot to learn and much growing to do.There is definitely a lot of action within The Paradise Twin, especially since the characters split up to accomplish various tasks to save the world before it s too late This series still suffers from the fact that it s one long book masquerading as three I have lost track of who some of the characters are, and I don t think I care I probably won t spend the money to buy the third book I may try to find a review with spoilers, but I can probably guess what happens I would give this a pass. This is the second book in the Magemother series It focuses on Hugo, the Mage of Light and Darkness He changes from a flighty prince with few cares to a young man who is realizing his responsibilities Brinley is still searching for her father, who is lost in the void She is also searching for the missing mages Without them she cannot save her mother There are many twists and turns in this book I m starting the third one now and am hoping it is better at keeping me hooked to the story. In the second Magemother book, Brinley and her friends are trying to find the missing mages so she can heal her mother, trying to find her father and battling the darkness coming from the Wizard s Ire This one wasexciting then book one, but left on a huge cliffhanger which I hate I feel like every book, regardless of if it is part of a series, should be able to stand alone It really frustrates me when they can t I love how far the characters develop in this story You can see Hugo comi In the second Magemother book, Brinley and her friends are trying to find the missing mages so she can heal her mother, trying to find her father and battling the darkness coming from the Wizard s Ire This one wasexciting then book one, but left on a huge cliffhanger which I hate I feel like every book, regardless of if it is part of a series, should be able to stand alone It really frustrates me when they can t I love how far the characters develop in this story You can see Hugo coming into his powers and learning how to use them Brinley is also learning how to be the Magemother and where to draw lines and how to help her children without being too overpowering Then there is Tabitha, ever learning her new shapes and how to better protect Brinley Loving learningabout the characters and the world they live in Wonderful series Getting good In one summer Brinley has gone from small town girl to Magemother, a powerful figure in the magical kingdom of Aberdeen Now she must find the missing mages and restore their power before the evil festering in the Wizard s Ire has a chance to escape Meanwhile her newest mage, Hugo, is drawn into a battle for his soul that may just tear him apart The Paradise Twin is the second book in Austin J Bailey s Magemother series an epic middle grade fantasy adventure series with witches, shapeshifters, and clifhangers, and awesome kids There are very no boring adults in this book What Readers are Saying Loved the world it took me into to A good, clean, fun story that left me wanting Loved how developed the characters were for such a quick read A great read for any age Melissa A fresh story of good versus evil set in a fantasy world much like a marvelous daydream gone wild A truly enjoyable and engaging read SRosenquist Interview with the Author Q Why should I try your books A Because the Magemother books are fast and fun, and I guarantee you ll never forget the friends you find inside them Each of the books is a different experience, but each one is worth your time And I m not just saying that because I wrote them I ve also read a TON of Fantasy If you like fun, kid friendly books with lots of magic and a plot that twists and turns, you ll get a kick out of this series Q So, what makes the Magemother series so special A A few things When I set out to write the Magemother series I wanted to write the types of books that I love to read My top picks are usually fantasy books I m well into mys now and I still love reading the middle grade bestsellers Especially ones with a good bit of mystery, a few surprises, and lots of laughs The Magemother books have a good mix of these things They mostly focus on the children s fantasy teen fantasy adventure genre s over all, with some coming of age and mystery aspects thrown in for good measure Overall the Magemother series is designed to invite you into another wonderful fantasy universe alongside a set of unforgettable characters Q What order should I read the books in A Well, if I did my job right you should be able to read them in any order you want right Seriously though, fantasy worlds can get a bit complicated, so if you don t want to risk missing anything I would suggest this order The Mage and the Magpie The Empty Throne Novella The Paradise Twin The Bridge to Nowhere coming soon Q Which one was your favorite to write A That s a tough one The Empty Throne was fun because Tabitha is such a wonderfully strange and quirky character, and I really had a blast giving her her own adventure That said, The Paradise Twin is my favorite so far The characters really come alive in that book, especially Hugo, who has some serious demons to wrestle with There is also some great plot twists and comedy in that one, if I do say so myself Magemother Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Series eBook Categories kids fantasy books ages young adult fantasy book series middle grade fantasy adventure middle grade books for boys, kids fantasy books, middle grade fantasy adventure midd Paradise twin introduces a lot of new things in the world of Aberdeen It doesn t quite have the intrigue that the first one did, but it was still good.

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