Author: Lynette Noni
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: April 1, 2o16 (in the States)
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.
“Life is full of crossroads, Alex. Full of choices.”
Returning for a second year at Akarnae Academy with her gifted friends, Alexandra Jennings steps back through a doorway into Medora, the fantasy world that is full of impossibilities.
Despite the magical wonder of Medora, Alex’s life remains threatened by Aven Dalmarta, the banished prince from the Lost City of Meya who is out for her blood.
To protect the Medorans from Aven’s quest to reclaim his birthright, Alex and her friends seek out the Meyarin city and what remains of its ancient race.
Not sure who—or perhaps what—she is anymore, all Alex knows is that if she fails to keep Aven from reaching Meya, the lives of countless Medorans will be in danger. Can she protect them, or will all be lost?
You might remember my gushing review of the first book in this series, Akarnae, a while back. If not, you can read that here!
(As this is a sequel, I won’t touch too much at all on plot. I don’t want to spoil anyone!)
I’m happy to report that the sequel, Raelia lived up to the magical feeling that I got when I read Akarnae!
At the beginning of this new installment, we find ourselves thrust back into the world of our main character, Alex. I really love Alex as a person. She’s smart, but she’s not perfect. She’s a strong female that’s actually allowed to make mistakes and mess up from time to time, and I love that. Her sense of humor is totally awesome. I always find myself snickering at some remark that she or one of her friends has made. Lynette Noni has created a whole cast of characters that are easy to love and enjoy. Even her villains have a draw to them that I can’t even begin to explain.
Like I said about Akarnae, I get the same “coming home” feeling that I get when I read Harry Potter. None of the magic has been lost in this new sequel, and I just can’t wait to read what Lynette Noni has in store for us in the coming installments of this series! 5 out of 5 stars.