Meanwhile, young Teaga ...more
Grimblerod has led twins Asher and Ariana Caine back to ancient Rhyme, a time when Calla and Elora were the same age the twins are now. Though the Kingdom of Falmoor is rich with magic, the twins are unable to use their powers. They don’t know whom to trust, where to turn, or how to avoid doing something in the past that may alter the future forever.
Meanwhile, young Teagan Rogers must decide if she is ready to leave behind everything and everyone she knows to follow her mysterious desti ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Another delightful read and sequel from Mann!
I've followed this book from the beginning and while I wish some parts were longer and that there was more depth to some characters and the plot, I always get a little excited diving back into a magical, fantastical world.
Each book takes place right as the other left off and this is no different. A lot has happe ...more
This is the fourth book in the Legend of Rhyme series which is a lovely little children's fantasy series full of adventure, magic and some great takeaway messages.
The books have actually seemed to mature slightly with each instalment which is great for children reading along although the books are short and sweet so it doesn't take very long to get through them. This one was the longest so far but it too ended on a cliffhanger and my biggest complaint is that I'm not sure when the ...more
One small warning - since I'll be writing about the whole series, each next story might start with a spoiler for the previous book. I'll try to avoid them, but it will be hard.
First of all, I love the covers, you can already see it's going to be a fantastic journey for childre ...more
‘Second Twin’ is the fourth instalment in the 'Legend of Rhyme' series and one that I really looked forward to. I originally fell in love with this series because of the kindness and tranquility it emitted. It felt like one of those bedtime fairytales which stay with you for a long time. 'Second Twin' was either going it exceed all my expectations, or let me down... And I really hoped for th...more
This book is a fast and furious trip through time and space, through the fairy and human realms. It provides the background to the series: the history of the founding of Coraira, and of Rhyme, the family tree of Elora with her descendants and ascendants, and of the love affair between Grimblerod and Freya. All the favourite – and most hated – characters are back.
In potentially world shattering paradoxes, younge ...more
This is book 4 in the series, based around the Caine family. The last book in the series ended with Ariana and Asher being transported to another time. It seemed like a trick played on them by Grimblerod, who had his own agenda. I was anticipating that I'd read more about Asher, Arian and Teagan; and the developments in their adventures. The previous books have all been reasonably short books, so I anticipated a reasonably quick read too.
What it was:
Of all the books in the series ...more
At the snap of a finger I am swept off to another fantasy world with a mystifying twist of fate, along with some beautiful mind pictures that will stay with this reader for a while. Ever since I was a small child I have enjoyed reading about these mythical creatures because they have always fascinated me in so many ways. And, the more I read about them, the more interesting they become.
SECOND TWIN, by Jaime Lee Mann had just the right amount of mystery, along with a whiff of magic to help dev ...more
I think it was here that I noticed a lot more discrepancies (compared to the previous books), but at the same time, it doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the book an ...more
Though the book is detailed, I read this book last night before going to sleep. I enjoyed the different perspectives ...more
I eagerly await "Blood and Stars!" ...more
With the twins, Ariana and Asher, lost in the past, and Teagan suddenly thrust into the magical realm of Coraira, the Legend of Rhyme series becomes even more dangerous and exciting. Second Twin is the fourth book of Jaime Lee Mann’s fantasy series for middle grade children (i.e. 8-13 year olds). Containing most of the key characters that readers are already familiar with, a new, sinister individual is introd ...more
I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Second Twin is the kind of book I’d have loved as a child. What kid doesn’t adore books filled with magic and fairies and magical lands? I’ve read the other books in the Legend of Rhyme series and really enjoyed them. Second Twin is just as enjoyable. The plot really starts to take shape in this book and I felt I knew the characters pretty well. The structure of the novel is quite complex for children ...more
Grindlerod has taken Asher and Ariana to a time when Elora and Calla are much the same age as they are. Now that they know what Elora became, how can they possible trust her? A stranger then enters their lives with the promise of help. After all they have been through is it wise to trust him? Meanwhile Teagan is learning what it's like to become a mermaid, but will she be happy enough to make it permane ...more
This is book four in the Legend of Rhyme series. I have been lucky enough to read books one through three prior to this one, so I was ready for the next book. What I thought this was the last book, wasn't. Honestly, I was a little disappointed. This great build up and another freaking cliff hanger! So annoying!
Anyway, on to my opinions. This book only gets three starts (3.5 if I could) because it just fe ...more
The story takes more form and becomes more interesting as we travel in time back and forth unraveling details that will give more depth to the characters we become to love.
If you haven't read the other installments, you can understand the story, but I'm sure you'll want to read the others. (well, your child would like to know what happened).
This is perfect as a bed time story and having quality ti ...more
Now I understand a little bit more why Mann took us to the present day in book three. There's a lot of time shifting in this book. It's handled well though and the setting is clearly defined in each time. I think I also know why Mann ca ...more
In this book the special and unique abilities have returned making this a wonderful and easy read.
The only part that I dislike is the ending which seems to always leave off on a cliff hanger. ...more
Many years later, Jaime Lee’s children would beg her to tell them stories at bedtime. Sometimes her stories were silly and sometimes they were magical.
The girls loved one of her magical stories so much that Jaime Lee decided to write it down. That story would eventually become Elora of Stone, the first ...more