Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Review: Akarnae by:Lynette Noni
About the Book:
With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings's world changes--literally.
Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her... but he's missing.
While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora's boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can't ignore her fear that something unexpected... something sinister... is looming.
An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex's shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race's survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?
Will Alex risk her entire world--and maybe even her life--to save Medora?
About the Author:
Lynette Noni grew up on a farm in outback Australia until she moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast and swapped her mud-stained boots for sand-splashed flip-flops. She has always been an avid reader and most of her childhood was spent lost in daydreams of far-off places and magical worlds. She was devastated when her Hogwarts letter didn't arrive, but she consoled herself by looking inside every wardrobe she could find, and she's still determined to find her way to Narnia one day. While waiting for that to happen, she creates her own fantasy worlds and enjoys spending time with the characters she meets along the way.
Alexandra Jennings was sent to boarding school while her parents were busy studying under a famous archeologist. Upon arriving at the school she believed that she was suppose to attend, she enters the wrong door and upon doing so apparently finds a portal to another world.
The first person she comes across is a young man about her age, her first thoughts were that he was a tad bit strange. Aven, the strange guy disappears into the foliage but not too soon she is able to befriend two boys with special powers by the names of Jordan and Bear.
After becoming enrolled into the Academy of Arkarnae for gifted children, Alex discovers that there is more to the land of Medora than she could of ever known. Life at the Academy becomes somewhat routine.
Routine that is until Aven appears and Alex feels that he is up to no good. By the end of the book you will find out just what he is up to.
I read this book cover to cover, I enjoyed every single second of it! I can't wait for the next in the series! Alex is a very fully developed character and going on this journey with her was a pleasure! I am not a fan of Harry Potter so to me the book was similar to the Chronicles of Narnia coupled with X-Men. I loved it!!!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.