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Aria Trueman is a young author who lives in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. She began writing short stories at the age of four and her love of novels began when she read her first book series at the age of nine.
She is also an artist and enjoys drawing, reading, playing piano and horseback riding. Fully bilingual, Aria attends French school and enjoys time with her friends and family.
Aria’s dream is for a world free from judgement where individuality is accepted. She is interested in learning Japanese and wants to become a full-time, successful author after she finishes university.
Magic Through The Mirror is book one of my new series On The Other Side. It's categorized as Young Adult and new in Fairytale Fantasy Books. It's fun and full of Adventure.
It's about Rachel an orphan girl with a tragically dramatic past who finds herself in a rigid and miserable academy for girls. She dreams of an escape where she can start a new life. She and her best and only friend find a way for her to break free. Once outside, she discovers a deep secret and multiple fairy tale universes far beyond her limits of comprehension. Will she stay or give it up?
Here's an excerpt from MAGIC THROUGH THE MIRROR. I hope you enjoy it!
Once the door was closed, Hannah fell to her knees and looked at Rachel’s hair littered all over the floor. A single tear escaped her eye, knowing how much she would miss her friend. She took some of the hair and tucked it under the books on her nightstand, and the rest she put in the garbage. She wiped the tears away from her eyes and sat patiently on the bed, waiting for Rachel, promising herself she would make her last moments with Rachel the best.
After a whole seven hours of switching between running and walking, she started to jog, then walk, and then she finally saw the boys’ school ahead. “There it is,” she said to herself, “at last.” After a short rest to watch the sun rise above the school’s towers, she knocked on the front door and was brought into her new life...
If you like Fairytale Fantasy Books then this writer is for you!
Magic Through The Mirror, by 12 year old Author Aria Trueman.
This book offers re-imagined stories of classic fairy tales, action and adventure. If you are a young YA lover than this book is for you!
My GOODREADS Giveaway ran from Jan. 10 to Feb. 9, 2020 and was open to US residents. 624 readers entered the giveaway for a chance to win one of 100 free eCopies of Magic Through The Mirror! I'd like to thank all of the participants for their interest in my new book!
A special congratulations to all of the below winners! I welcome their feedback and look forward to hearing from all.
Pamela Verardi Knutson, Lisa, Amy, Chanda, Melissa Nettles, South Tenth, Carrie, Scott, Rosamaria Noel, Lynn Mankin, Erika, carla clifton, Stacy, Misty Hutchison, Garrett Dreyer, OjoAusana, Amy Ingalls, Debee Sue, David, Jennifer Y., Beth, Karin Ramirez, Emily, Melissa, Mandi Lynn, Jenna, L, Chelsea, Mairy, Jen, Natasha, Kathy Ransleben, Frances, Sharon, Melissa, Roxy, Ariel, Mary, Mai, Amanda, Rhonda Aquila, Theresa Dell, Amber Bascovsky, Glenda Portillo, Tricia Rossbach, Gale, Susan, Kel Amstutz, Elizabeth Ehlen, Laurie Armstrong, Sonya Steele, Lily L, Jadyn, Juju, Pamela, Mamie, Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A., Ellen Savage, Amanda, Grete, Ellen, Holly L'Heureux, Ellen, Selena, Jennifer Johnson, Grant, Christopher DuCharme, Becky haxton, Pia Surgent, Stephanie, Taylor F, Lonnia Helton, Sue, Brenda, Joy Lang, Sandy Mckenzie, Allison, Whit, Loretta, Maia Pringle, Gerry Dee, Jodi, Donald Hsu, T, April, Claire Y, Jennifer Mathis, Torianna, Barbara Bibins, Alyssa, James, Gretchen Spedden, Peggy Moore, Rayne Sheffer, Kathy Stone, Cassie, Jaimie, Kelton, Crystal, Lorraine - Rainey Day Book Reviews
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BOOKISH FRIENDS!!
What are your reading goals for 2020?
I want to read 25 books this year. How many do you want to read?
Update as of April 26, 2020:
I have read Roseblood, The Woman In Cabin 10, The Ultimate Book Huggers' Guide and The Dogs. 21 more books to go!!!
Check out my BOOKISH BINGO for some fun book themes. Can you get a BINGO?!
Books that I know of that match the bingo are:
1. Boy/girl best friends: Signs Point To Yes by Sandy Hall
2. Character pretending to be someone else: Faking it All by Kati Wilde
3. Fantasy book: Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
4. Book by Canadian author: The Handmaid’s Tail by Margaret Atwood
5. Retelling of fairy tale: The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer
6. Book I’ve read more than once: A Tale Of Magic by Chris Colfer
7. Read in one sitting: Who Was Albert Einstein by Jess Brallier
8. Recommended: Scarlet and Ivy book series by Sophie Cleverly
9. Set in school: The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani
How old were you when you wrote Magic Through The Mirror, On The Other Side?
I was eleven but it wasn’t until I was twelve when I found my publisher and was able to finish the editing and publishing process.
What inspired you to write this book?
I had Rachel’s character on my mind and I was curious on how her story would unfold. As I usually don’t have a plot planned out in advance, I wanted to write her story freely as no realistic situation has a step-by-step plan, and neither does Rachel’s life.
How did you come up with the characters?
I went on my first instinct with details that seemed to fit the character development and story line. For example, with Rachel, my idea was for her to be a lonely and disrespectful student with poor grades.
What do you hope readers will get from reading your book?
I hope readers will feel inspired, curious and develop a thirst for reading.
Why should someone buy your book?
My book offers an escape into a fun universe with unexpected twists, shocking turns and adventure.
Tell me something not in the synopsis.
A secondary plot develops with a competitive love triangle that causes tension and hate between two very important characters.
Young author Aria Trueman, at age 11 writes her first book Magic Through The Mirror.
"Worth Buying: Yes (9+)
First and Foremost, the author of Magic Through the Mirror is a twelve-year-old French student, which in itself desires recognition. Magic Through the Mirror, is a highly imaginative Young Adult story about a girl named Rachel Free Angel, who has lived behind the walls of a boarding school since she was five years old. Labeled as a brat and a trouble maker, Rachel is determined to start a new life in a Boarding School for boys. Dressed as a boy, Rachel and her roommate, Leo, soon become best friends. Together, they discover their evil schoolmaster, Sir Evergreen's secret room hidden in their school. The secret room contains a magical mirror that allows Leo and Rachel to travel in and out of multiple fairytale stories such as Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Snow White, and Rapunzel. Together, the two discover a secret about Sir Evergreen's evil past, will they choose to reveal his secrets or stay in the magic mirror, forever?"
The New England Book Critic
"In MAGIC THROUGH THE MIRROR by Aria Raposo Trueman, Rachel and Leo find a way to traverse dimensions and insert themselves into a series of familiar fairy tales. With an intriguing premise of adolescents traveling into well-known stories like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, MAGIC THROUGH THE MIRROR by Aria Raposo Trueman holds much promise and is at its strongest when framed by poetic lines such as "frozen in a sea of sadness."
"I was so excited to receive this book and couldn’t wait to get started reading it. At the beginning of the book I thought this in a way reminds me of a fairytale, but wait there’s more, so much more! Once Rachel leaves the school thinking she is leaving for a better life this is when the party gets started or rather the fairytales commence. I loved it. I love the imagination of this author. I love the details. The original plot lines ,the secondary characters and I can’t wait for book two. I can’t even imagine what Miss Aria has in store for us. Although I think this is a young adult, I am 47 and I loved it and can’t wait for book two! Oh yes, I said that! I think anyone who loves fairytales and the impossible becoming possible will love this book."
C Simplot, GOODREADS
I bought this book for my twelve year old daughter ... She was off her phone for 2 full day, she couldn't stop reading the book!!! Amazing story and great quality!
This very imaginative novel has as its central character, Rachel who despite having a harrowing start to her life is determined to do things her way with little regard for the consequences. Along the way she falls into multiple fairy tale universes where things get really interesting. This book was a fun read and once the adventures start you won't be able to put it down. I highly recommend it.
"Magic Through The Mirror is an exciting book filled with adventure, twists and turns. Watch out for the cliff hanger. I can't wait to read book 2."
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