Akarnae by Lynette Noni

This is the first book in the Medoran Chronicles.

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?

Akarnae transports you to another world when you read it. As soon as you open the book you meet Alex, a normal girl who is dreading going to a new school. However she doesn’t get very far when she steps through a door into another world, where she meets a stranger who seems to be waiting for her.

While Alex doesn’t know this she has just met the person who will do anything to get what he wants.

Lynette Noni has created a truly magical world. As soon as I started reading I could see the Hogwarts, Narnia and Xmen influences and I loved them. The magic system that Noni has created its amazing. The fact that the magic isn’t exactly the normal kind that you see in books but elemental and more mind powers was interesting to me.

The immediate friendships that Alex gains in Bear and Jordan was great. I loved the dynamics between the three of them. The characters all lent themselves to each other and I loved reading about a new one, especially how they became connected to Alex.

With Akarnae being set in a school it was interesting to see the classes that were integrated into the story. It has normal subject like chemistry and P.E but also special classes like combat and horse riding.

Overall I really enjoyed Lynette Noni’s Akarnae and look forward to reading the rest of the series.


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