Series: The Medoran Chronicles #2
Publisher: Pantera Press (2016 - March 23)
eARC (436 pages)
Also by this author: Akarnae
Also in this series: Akarnae
Reading Challenges: Read 2016
“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?
Where do I even start with this review? It was amazing to see all of my favorite characters again: Alex, D.C., Jordan, Bear. They really all make the book amazing.This is especially true once Jordan and Bear are finally let on on the secret of D.C.’s identity.
Alex is crazy sometimes but I still love her. She sometimes acts without thinking to protect the people she cares about. She doesn’t know everything about Medora and she doesn’t have to. All she needs to know is that her friends are in trouble and then she will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. She has a rather inventive mind at times.
D.C. is highly aware of her position. She is the Princess of Medora, only child of the King and Queen. At school, this is a secret only few know. She’ll help Alex with the crazy plans to keep the world safe because she’s Alex’s friend and Medora’s princess. She seems very aware of this at times.
Jordan is one of my favorite characters in any book. He definitely has a back story that, probably, isn’t the nicest childhood. That didn’t make him bitter though. Jordan likes to laugh and joke. He likes to keep the people around him in a good mood and will find humor in almost anything.
Bear and Jordan have been friends for years. It has always been Bear’s home that Jordan went to during school holidays (like Kaldoras). Bear is super-protective of his friends. This is especially true with Jordan which leads me to believe that Bear knows most of Jordan’s back story that we don’t necessarily. Bear will lighten the mood when necessary and also provide hard information if he has to.
Aven, the exiled Meyarin prince, is still searching for a way back to Meya. He knows Alex is the only one who can provide the access he wants and, as he has shown before, he will stop at nothing to take over the kingdom of Meya from his father and brother.
Speaking of Aven’s brother, there is also Roka. He is an interesting character. He is a Meyarin prince who seems to actually think humans might be worth something. He doesn’t just blow Alex off but actually helps her discover some things about herself.
Just like in Akarnae, there is also the sentient Library. The Library really is it’s own entity. The idea of a library that can actually think and interact with people the way Akarnae’s Library can is amazing. The Library may not always be the best help to Alex and her friends but it is always there.
So Aven is trying to get back into Meya through a doorway that only Alex can open. Alex won’t open it willingly because she doesn’t want the world to end when Aven gets to Meya, which is likely the outcome since Aven hates humanity and plans to wipe it from Medora. Alex is trying to protect the friends she has made and, this year, her parents as well.
I truly loved this book and, then, there was the ending. NOOOOOOOO! HOW COULD YOU?! basically sums up my reaction. While I was totally not okay emotionally with that ending, it was amazing. HELP! I need the next book ASAP!
I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley for
review consideration. This in no way affects my opinion of the title
nor the content of this review.