The Medoran Chronicles Book II
Pub: 23 March 2016
Back when I reviewed Noni’s first installment of this series I concluded that I would be more than happy to return to Medora for another helping of her heroine Alex’s adventures, and here I am. Noni’s first book introduced us to Alexandra (Alex) Jennings is a sixteen year old girl with jet-setting archaeologist parents, who finds herself stranded in own little Narnia, in this case a strange fantasy world called Medora. Enrolled in a school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts, Akarnae Academy, she managed to make friends – Jordan, Bear and D.C. – and one major enemy – Aven the banished prince from the Lost City of Meya – as she found herself in the centre of a battle between old warring factions.
As we rejoin Alex, her parents have been brought into the story (and Medora) and Alex’s life remains threatened by Aven. With the stage set in book one, this time we get to explore Medora in more detail and also learn more about various character’s powers. Noni does a good job of bringing her world to life and the central teen relationships have a believability. There are a couple of nice plot surprises, a teenage romance or two, some solid action set pieces and once again, Noni’s comic touch adds to the overall enjoyment.
Two books in and you’d be hard pressed to find a better or more engaging YA fantasy series out there. A guilty pleasure? No. Pleasure should never be a cause of guilt.
Review Copy provided by Pantera/NetGalley