I always wanted to do a book review, but for some reason, it scared me. Now that I am reading books for book reviews on TRB I have a little bit of courage to do this as well, at least for some that I really wanted to do, but was too afraid. I will try to make this review short and sweet and I hope to do well 🙂
Genre: A mix of Fantasy, Sci/Fi, and Adventure.
Book Type: I bought the Kindle version so I could read it everywhere, but I do hope to find a printed copy 😀
Totally love it.
Before I will actually start the review I just wanted to say something. Do you remember the first time you read Harry Potter and you thought OMG, this how I feel about this book 🙂 That it, just wanted to put it out there and now I can calmly go back to the review 🙂
Akarnae is like a great mix of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, all written in such a delightful way. I read this book 3 times now and each time I was screaming in my head “Omg… No way… Looove it.” That’s why it reminded me so much of the first time I’ve read Harry Potter and Narnia. This book has so much fantasy and wonders in it, that I just fell in love with it. I love that in this book there’s hardly any romance and this gives so much power to the story and makes the Alex (the protagonist) a much stronger character.
Lynette builds wonderful characters, but Alex is by far the best here. She is so strong, so well-balanced and even though her story begins with a bit of sadness, it still not tragic one but because the way she was brought up she can truly embrace the unusual and the surprising adventure, that she found herself in. This is a very refreshing writing style and I love it.
Like all good Fantasy Alex as well is very naturally gifted and like in the Harry Potter here as well Alex is standing out and becomes the chosen one. The one that can help the entire world. Beyond the wonderful characters, there is a well written and magical world, a world that very fast becomes somewhat real too. I could see the world and the school so well as if I was there with them.
In this story, I fell in love with the library omg, the strong and sarcastic Alex and the way this world uses magic 🙂
For me, the story was very fast pace reading and the only thing that tore my heart out is that I need to wait for the second book. Now that’s painful. This book is such an inspiration for me, the way Lynette writes the story so well and it seems so perfect and effortless, beautiful.
“Will Alex risk her entire world–and maybe even her life–to save Medora?“ Go find out!
Thank you so much for reading ❤