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A beautiful, magical world was ravaged by a terrible storm.

Homes were 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.

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Paperback, 394 pages
Published July 23rd 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Ellie Mitchell
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rose Channing has been a believer of magic and other worlds since childhood. In her Fantasy novel 'The Mansion's Twins,' we see a bit of her adventurous side. Fourteen year old twins Ellie and Savannah Senka were separated at birth and forced to live with horrid foster families. When the girls find themselves unexpectedly united, they are taken to another world, full of magic, and misery. Although they find the family and friendships they've long craved for, they are also tasked with a mission o ...more
Kirsty Bookworm86
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A magical story of Ellie and Savannah who grew up in our world before they discovered they were not who they thought they were. they discover their real world and set out on an adventure to rebalance the magic of their world.
An excellent book for fans of Harry Potter as the new world reminded me very much of Hogwarts and I really enjoyed reading about the different types of magic and skills in their new world.
There was a handful of grammatical errors but it didn't spoil the book.
Filled with a
You know that feeling of uncertainty, the mixed emotions and the flat feeling of lack of excitement?

uncertain face

Well, that's how I feel about this book. It has a lot going for it - a unique and twisting landscape and world for its characters (of which there were many), magic and mayhem in equal amounts as well as an unusual plot.

What didn't work for me was the level the story was pitched at. We have so many young adult books about magic that this felt like it didn't fit, even for all it's unique qualities.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for allowing me the opportunity to read this book!

Twins Savannah and Ellie have been split a part since birth and have no idea that the other exists, until they run into each other on the playground. They run away from their families and find a tunnel that leads them to another world, one full of magic. They are told that since they are twins, they are rare in this world. They are the only ones who can stop a storm that had made magic different in the wor
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book about twins. I always thought it would be cool to have a twin. I won't ever know but the thought of it has been very fun and entertaining over the years. In this story, Ellie and Savannah run away from home and find themselves in a fantastical but dangerous world. If you are a fan of Harry Potter you will like this book. Of course the twins have powers in this book and you will have to read to find out more. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* ...more
Lorraine Carter
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking a good magical fantasy you will love The Mansions Twin's. I have been getting a bit bored with this genre for a while as there never seems to be anything original but I was pleased to find it wasn't so with this one. The narrative is really good with plenty of intrigue and magic. I think it could become a popular series and I am looking forward to seeing if there is going to be a follow up or not. ...more
Christie M. Davis
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it for all lover's of fantasy stories, including young adults. The creativity of the story is amazing and I found it very entertaining. It is extremely descriptive and makes you feel like you are there witnessing the events as they happen. This book met all my criteria of what a great book should be and I am looking forward to reading the sequel.
Jan Harvey
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well what can I say, not my normal read but I was lost in the twins journey to save the magical world where they were from.
Twins Savanna and Ellie are unknown to each other until forces bring them together. A great story that will captivate and enchant readers of various ages
Magical people and strange creature's prowel through the pages giving just the right balance if frights to keep you on the edge
On the whole an enchanting tale
Charlotte (abOOkishOwl)
A very exhilarating read! It was all funny, adrenaline-packed and magical. I have enjoyed the adventures of the Senka twins and honestly I kinda wished there was more but I'm happy with how it ended.

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Adrienne Lewis
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
The Mansion’s Twins, by Rose Channing is definitely a story geared towards teens, and although at first I was slightly annoyed by the rushing through from thing to thing with little to no breaks in between, I eventually got used to the speed of the story.

Channing sets up the beginning of the story to intrigue readers and make them wonder why there are strange things happening in a world that is clearly not magical. However, the quick pace of the story helps the reader get through the initial “w
Iain Duigan
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the wonderful story of two young girls who are unsatisfied in their day to day lives, one more than the other, and feel that there's something missing. They meet each other and of course are astonished that they have a twin they didn't know about but more than that... There's a whole other world they didn't know about.

The story line taps into the desire for acceptance and understanding that many young people have and is almost like a wish fulfillment story. Many people want to think that
☘Tara Sheehan☘
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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 se
Caroline Price
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a real treat to read and it's the first of a series so more to look forward to. Aimed at teens and young adults but enjoyable to all who enjoy fantasy and magic it tells the story of a beautiful world damaged almost beyond recognition by a terrible storm. Everything is left twisted and spoiled, good magic twisted and even years later the once beautiful world remains a dark and dangerous place. There is only one hope to try and put things right and that is the magic of twins but twi ...more
Caroline Price
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a real treat to read and it's the first of a series so more to look forward to. Aimed at teens and young adults but enjoyable to all who enjoy fantasy and magic it tells the story of a beautiful world damaged almost beyond recognition by a terrible storm. Everything is left twisted and spoiled, good magic twisted and even years later the once beautiful world remains a dark and dangerous place. There is only one hope to try and put things right and that is the magic of twins but twi ...more
Louise Mccormick
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the story of this book and what it was about, it gave me real Mary-Kate and Ashley vibes at the beginning!!! However I did find it really confusing at some points, there were so many characters that it was a little hard to keep track of them all, at some points I had no idea who some of them were. I think it would have been beneficial to instead of writing the chapters, write who's point of view or who we are following. There were moments I was reading when suddenly the character was s ...more
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, teen, fantasy
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest revi

I found this very difficult to get into and was very slow at the start.
Forcing myself to continue it did improve but most of the characters were bland with very little depth.
Younger teens may enjoy this though.
Elizabeth Peterson
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Ellie and Savannah Senka have been raised in separate foster homes, never knowing that they are twins and the offspring of a powerful magician. When their own powers begin to manifest, they miraculously find each other and begin a journey to discover their purpose. When they find themselves drawn to a mysterious mansion, they end up in a different world entirely. This world is full of magic and curiosities beyond their imagination, and they are the long-awaited solution--the twins who will reset ...more
Christina Ray
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to readThe Mansion's Twins If you love mystery and suspense you are going to love this book.This book has adventure, excitement,and mystery in it. The book starts of with them running away from home and going to a magical world.The plot is about the twins trying to restore the magical world as it once was when they was first born their.If you would like you can see my blog review at ### I received this as a free ebook from the author ...more
Meredith Fletcher
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
You can find this and other reviews on my blog: Mezzalilys Teen Book Reviews

Thanks to the author Rose M. Channing for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

"Leaving all fear behind, she threw herself into the fight, taking strength from the memories of her family. I will find you again. Whatever happens, I will find a way."

Ellie and Savannah Senka meet by chance after running away from their unhappy homes. Soon after they find themselves in another world, one with magic that has
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
EDIT: A lot of reviews say this story is VERY similar to the film Twitches. So... yeah. Thumbs down to unoriginality.
But thanks to this book I'm now interested in watching the movie, lol.

Interesting World, but awkward dialogues.

First, I want to say that this book was really intriguing based on the prologue. I actually thought that this was supposed to be a horror genre. Although, even if I found out it was fantasy the world was still keeping me interested in the story. There are flaws, however,
Marc Secchia
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: influences, solid, fable
A sweet and ultimately uplifting tale about twins girls, Ellie and Savannah, who enter an alternative world and discover their destiny. The story has a lovely, otherworldly feel about it, hearking back to a bygone age when many lives were housed beneath a single roof, and there is always the sneaking suspicion that back in that huge house, somewhere, there's a secret passage or room that might lead somewhere amazing. There's an unusual twist in that this quest takes us deep into the inner world ...more
A.L. Wright
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Mansion's Twins is a fun tale that can be read by adults both young and mature. Having grown up unaware of each other, Ellie and Savannah met by chance and suddenly their entire reality changed. You see, they each had a secret they couldn't share with anyone else, but once shared with each other they realized how much they had never fit into this normal world. Between this and the fact that they looked identical, they came to the conclusion that they were sisters, twins in fact, and set of t ...more
Mary D'Alto
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book. It is well written and well thought out. The characters are nicely formed; I feel as if I could imagine (if I wanted to) how each of the characters took their tea. This is very important to me and the author did it very well. I find it crucial that characters appear sufficiently real,to the point that one could easily imagine,and anticipate, their actual likes and dislikes. This makes the book itself seem so very real, and it is as if the book "breathes".

This book grace
Robin Glassey
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I am always drawn to fantasy stories which have a portal element to them and lots of magic, which is why The Mansion's Twins appealed to me. I loved the idea of Ellie and Savannah being separated in their young lives and being reunited when they are older. The twins not only discover that they have magical abilities, but also find out they are the only ones who can restore the magical balance to their original home world.

As a Doctor Who fan, I loved the concept of the mansion being bigger on th
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Mansion Twins. I love supernatural stories, and this one didn't disappoint in terms of it's take on magic and it's origin storyline. Ellie and Savannah are great characters, who despite being identical twins, have distinct voices and personalities, and I felt the strongest parts of the book and story where when the story was told from their point of view. There are a lot of other characters, however, who are all introduced fairly quickly and things were sometimes confusing. ...more
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

If you are looking for a new fantasy then you should definitely check this book out. Ellie and Savannah are twins born in an alternate world who are separated as babies in our world. As tweens, they find each other and end up traveling back to their original world and learn that their destiny is to restore and save the Mansion and keep it out of the hands of darkness. It’s a magical coming of age story complete with
Sarah Jackson
Jul 01, 2015 rated it liked it
A book for Tweens and Young Teens. Ellie and Savannah met by chance. Surprised by their similarities, and believing that they are twins separated at birth, they run away together. The twins find a magic portal and enter the mystical world of the Mansion. This new world is still suffering from the ravages of the magical storm, which originally separated the twins from their home. The girls must learn about their world, uncover their magical gifts and fulfill their destiny to restore the Mansion t ...more
Kellie Steele
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading the Mansion's Twins. The idea of having a long lost separated twin, and then finding out you have magical powers is a child's dream. This book really brought out my inner child. It had me laughing, crying and wishing it would never end. The amount of characters at times confused me, but I soon learnt to remember who was who and what powers they had. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who like magic.

Ellie was my favourite of the twins. She's more outgoing than her
Big Book Theory
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this story even though there were a lot of different characters, with different magical abilities, which confused me at times, and the confusion pulled me out of being fully immersed in the story, but this is only due to my own personal reading preference because the characters were described perfectly and brought to life well. The plot was well paced and had enough intrigue to keep me interested in reading the story.
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable book to read with good plot structure and a fast paced narrative that whisks you into a fantasy world of magic. The Mansions Twins made a wet weekend much brighter as I found myself immersed in the adventures. For anyone who loves reading imaginative Fantasy this should be on their reading list.
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