Thursday, March 24, 2016

Book Shelf: Raelia (The Medoran Chronicles #2) by Lynette Noni

“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?

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Lynette Noni continues her stunning Medoran Chronicles with Raelia, an incredible sequel that gives it's predecessor a huge run for it's money in adventure, excitment and non-stop edge of your seat moments!

Alexandra Jennings is back for a second year at Akarnae Academy, school for the gifted and those with incredible abilities, once more stepping through a doorway to Medora and returning to the place where anything is possible. Having only just managed to escape the hands of the banished Meyarin prince Aven who wants to use Alex to open a doorway to his home of Meya in the first book, Alex is once again battling to stay ahead of the vicious immortal as she and her friends try to make it through their everyday classes at Akarnae. Yet Aven is relentless in his pursuit to return to Meya and as the danger escalades it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems and Aven's spies are everywhere....

Last year I was blown away by Akarnae. Lynette Noni's debut novel quickly became a favorite of mine and skyrocked me into an incredible fantasy world. Raelia continues on with our heroine Alex's journey and is without a doubt as good as the first book. Often a sequel doesn't live up to it's predecessor, but in Raelia's case it only manages to expand on an already incredibly vivid world and introduce readers to new layers of this dynamite series!

Noni had my complete attention from the opening page of Raelia. Alex is an amazing heroine to follow and her character one I simply adore. Alex is down to earth and very normal but also so very strong and powerful in her personality. I love that she takes everything in stride and uses intelligence and sass to get things done.

Alex has an incredible support base in the form of her friends, classmates and teachers at Akarnae Academy. All the characters I loved from Akarnae are back alongside Alex in Raelia, but Noni also introduces us to some new voices and new individuals in this installment. As Alex journeys into Meya, we have the pleasure of meeting some fabulous Meyarin characters I can only hope continue to appear in the series as well as the Medorian royal family whose connection to one of Alex's closest friends is more prominent than ever.

Raelia is spectacularly paced and detailed. Magically and beautifully depicted, Lynette Noni writes some fabulous fight scenes and battle situations, managing to weave humor and wit into the story alongside danger and the perfect hint of romance. Strong character relationships and clearly thought out circumstances make the story one you don't want to leave and plenty of unexpected twists keep you on your toes.

There is nothing about this novel I can fault and as Raelia races towards a thrilling ending, Lynette Noni continuously manages to draw me in, leaving me dreading the moment when the story ends. Rich, powerful and so, SO good, Raelia is a sensational sequel and continuation of a brilliant series--I cannot wait for more and I highly recommend anyone who hasn't picked up this series yet does so, or risk missing out on an amazing adventure!

Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments and the Chronicles of Narnia, Raelia is a delightful adventure made of magic and brilliance!


Source: Sent for review by Pantera Press (Thanks so much guys!)
Format: Paperback
Buy it: Bookworld | The Nile | The Book Depository
My Recommendation: If you enjoy YA fantasy, you do NOT want to miss this series--it's amazing!
Cover: I think this cover is beautiful--and goes perfect with the first one.
Will I read sequel/continue with series: OMG, yes! I can't wait for the next book!

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