Book Review: Raelia by Lynette Noni

The second book in The Medoran Chronicles – add it to your Goodreads TBR here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26077971-raelia

Check out my review for Akarnae here:

https://wp.me/p82sSb-nL

Purchase Links:

Booktopia:

https://www.booktopia.com.au/medoran-chronicles-raelia-lynette-noni/book/9781921997624.html

Angus & Robertson:

https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/raelia-lynette-noni/p/9781921997624?zsrc=go-nons&gclid=CjwKCAjwzJjrBRBvEiwA867byhUUdneXxYBxs9533yq9I_hY58GgB2p5gbUfXCfmMpCVrW1H_4wNnRoCaZUQAvD_BwE

Dymocks:

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/raelia-the-medoran-chronicles-book-2-by-lynette-noni-9781921997624?utm_source=googleps&gclid=CjwKCAjwzJjrBRBvEiwA867byopK-BJkeGICbID8zXsn-KLRUJBJ2tCsLe0YAY93juMu8aN3OeGAdxoC0wsQAvD_BwE

Published in 2016 by Pantera Press.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy.

Page Count: 448

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

“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?

My Review:

Raelia is perfection, at every turn! This second instalment in The Medoran Chronicles is every bit as glorious and vast as its predecessor, Lynette Noni has most definitely cemented her place as one of my absolute new favourite authors and I’ve fallen in love with this series with all my heart!

There was never a dull moment in this book, it was every bit as exciting, addictive and enthralling as Akarnae, with so much additional wonder and awe! It was so amazing reading about the worlds within Medora and all of their features, such as when Alex and her friends find their way into Meya, such a dazzling and breathtaking city! It’s here where our heroes make the acquaintance of some new faces, my favourite being Roka – who indeed is the brother of the villainous Aven! Where Aven is definitely devilishly charming and frankly terrifying (but truly one of my new favourite villains, Roka is inquisitive and curious and caring, truly wanting Alex and her friends to be safe, but knowing that Alex is connected to Aven in ways, and Alex knowing Aven’s plans to reclaim the throne of Meya, just wow!). There was not one moment where I didn’t feel on edge throughout this!

There were so many revelations throughout this book, whether its Aven wanting to unleash his fury on Alex and those closest to her (by the end my feelings were a puddle, truly, I did not see the betrayal coming, it just hurt!), but also where there is fear and hurt I know there’s hope, so I definitely am hopeful for a turn around with what one character is now going through! Also though at the same time, I’m kind of looking forward to the darker scenes? Purely though because I’m hopeful that Aven’s deciets and ploys will fail?! Either way, I couldn’t BE more excited to continue my adventure in book 3!

I loved all the mystery throughout this book too! Why was Delucia plagued by her nightmares? Were they prophetic or some other kind of darkness? Why was she so weary of Meya? Why was Jordan being so aloof to his very best friends after a weekend with his parents? The ending of this book was equally soul wrenching and satisfying!

I have to say though, I admire Alex so much! Whilst she and her classmates are on a quest for one of their classes, I couldn’t help but be in awe of her throughout! She’s so loyal and will stop at nothing to see that her friends are safe, even if that means putting herself in the line of danger! All throughout I was cheering for her and it’s just so great seeing her character develop and embrace her skills and powers! This is the perfect second instalment to a perfect series and I couldn’t put it down! This series is already one of my very favourites and even though I have four books to go and marvel over, I can already see myself rereading them!

Happy Reading,

Brooklyn.

Q: Have you read The Medoran Chronicles? let’s Fangirl 🙂

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