If you are interested in reading my review for the first book in this series, go right ahead and click here.
Okay so, before we begin, I just want to let you know that I am having trouble putting my obsessive thoughts into written words for this review. I loved it. I loved it. I loved it.
Raelia picks up right where Akarnae left off. It was incredibly easy to fall straight back into the world of Medora. I guess you could say I hit the ground running. I was invested within pages.
Again, I was extremely intrigued by all the classes that Alex takes at Akarnae Academy.
In case you weren’t aware, Akarnae Academy is essentially the Hogwarts of this world. It’s a school for the gifted where the learn control and participate is a collection of… Interesting classes.
From combat to chemistry, core skills to PE, and just about everything in between. It made me seriously desperate to find my own way to Medora.
In Akarnae, we were introduced to all the technology featured in this world. In Raelia, all of that is built upon, fleshed out and expanded to form all of my dreams coming true. I mean, instant transport, food and communication? Yes, yes and yes.
Lynette Noni’s writing has improved so much and it was easily one of my favourite parts of the story. The writing is relatively straight forward, which I appreciated greatly. Another thing that made this book so much easier to take in, was the writing of the action scenes. In some books, I find myself getting lost in the chaos of fights, or fun scenes like that. In Raelia, I was PLEASANTLY surprised to find that that wasn’t the case.
*forever applauding Lynette*
Towards the end of the first book, we became go see the antagonist of the story develop and become a real threat to all our characters. In this book, that tension increased and seeing what Aven ( the ‘villain’) was capable of, both scared me and surprised me.
Alex, Jordan, Bear and the new addition of DC are incredibly fun to follow. They each have their own unique traits that I came to love. In Raelia we were also introduced to a heap of new side characters that really added to the story.
This series has quickly sky-rocketed to one of my favourites and I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for the rest of the series. (I am aware that the next two books have been written and I am SOO READY FOR THEM! — but also kind of… terrified?)
I highly recommend this series for people who are looking for something fun, yet mysterious, adventurous and all around great.
DEFINITELY go experience the joys of Raelia for yourself when it is released in March.
I interviewed Lynette Noni here, if you are interested in reading that. (We played Would you Rather and it was super fun).