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CLOSED – International – The Medoran Chronicles GIVEAWAY!

Yes you read that correct! I am giving away the complete The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni!!

Unboxing the books! Plus some other stuff fun stuff!

Prize

1 x Paperback of Akarnae by Lynette Noni
1 x Paperback of Raelia by Lynette Noni
1 x Paperback of Draekora by Lynette Noni
1 x Paperback of Graevale by Lynette Noni
1 x Paperback of We Three Heroes by Lynette Noni
1 x Paperback of Vardesia by Lynette Noni
1 x Set of Character Cards
1 x Vardesia Bookmark

What you need to know

This giveaway is International excluding places those places Australia Post can’t actually ship to. I don’t have any control over this.
Exclusions: Libya, Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Somalia & Yemen

Giveaway Open: 12:01am on 18th of March 2019 till 11:59pm on 3rd of April 2019 (AEST).

Rules

I will keep this short and sweet.

– Click the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of this post to find out how to enter

– You MUST follow me on either Instagram or Twitter as that is where I will be contacting the winner! *See those entry sections in RaffleCopter*

– Entrants must be 18+ years or have parental permission as I will need your address!

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Raelia by Lynette Noni – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Raelia
Author: 
Lynette Noni
Series Name: The Medoran Chronicles
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 454 (paperback)
Publishers: Pantera Press
Rating:
4 and a half Star

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“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?

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You can find my review for Akarnae HERE!

I can’t guarantee there won’t be slight spoilers for Akarane in this review.



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This series has gorgeous book covers! I just received my paperback copy of Akarnae and it is so gorgeous! Even the spine is beautiful and I cant wait to get the whole series on my shelf as hopefully the other books have just as gorgeous spines! If you want to see what it looks like checkout my Insta Story as I just opened the package on there (along with some magnetic bookmarks from Read & Wonder)!!

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I love how at the end of these books majority of things have been explained. It honestly really annoys me when you get to the end of the book and you are just straight up confused and then have to wait a year for the next book. That is one thing I’m really enjoying, everything is just so well wrapped up at the end of the book.

I also really enjoy the lack of romance in these books, I’ve explained this MANY times but I strongly dislike books that the romance overtakes the plot. So far the first two books have only had a hint at a romance! Which I am strongly enjoying!

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The plot of this book was a tad more action packed than book one. In the first book there was tonnes of world building and getting to know the characters whereas in this book there was more action going on. The plot of this book was fairly intense and alot went on throughout it.

I also loved that there was a reference to Harry Potter in this book and I literally laughed out loud when I read it, it was just so good and unexpected!

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I won’t say too much about the characters as I don’t want to give anything away, but we do meet a few new characters in this book that I really enjoyed including Zain, Kyia & Roka.
I still feel the same about Alex, Jordan & Bear as I did in my first review. They are all very enjoyable characters and I loved the development of Jordan & Alex’s friendship grew even stronger in this book. So did Alex & Bears and I really enjoy how most of the time they think the same thing and only have to give eachother a lot to know that the other is thinking the same thing. I also really enjoy D.C.s character and her connection that has grown with Alex, Bear & Jordan.
I also really enjoy Darrius, Fletcher, Kaiden, Declan & Hunter and I hope to see more of them in the next book! Especially Kaiden and I’m interested to see what happens next and whether Kaiden will be more involved in the next book and whether Alex will eventually trust him.
Kaiden is probably one of my favourite characters besides Alex, along with Bear. I also like Jordan, but I think I like Bear a bit more.

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Overall I’m really enjoying this series and it’s becoming one of my favourites! Can’t wait to start Draekora tonight and find out what happens next! More people need to read this series!



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Akarnae by Lynette Noni – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Akarnae
Author: 
Lynette Noni
Series Name: The Medoran Chronicles
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: February 1st, 2015
Pages: 436 (paperback)
Publishers: Pantera Press
Rating:

4 and a half Star

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With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings’s world changes—literally.

Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.

While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can’t ignore her fear that something unexpected… something sinister… is looming.

An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex’s shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?

Will Alex risk her entire world—and maybe even her life—to save Medora?

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This book gives me both Harry Potter & Narnia vibes but also amazingly different.



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These covers are gorgeous. I generally don’t like book covers with real people on them but this cover is really pretty but Draekora, the third book would definitely have to be my favourite so far!

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So I really enjoyed the writing of this book, it flowed well and was easy to keep up with. The world building was my favourite part of this book as there is definitely a lot of it in this first book and it was done really well. Everything was explained, so I wasn’t left confused at any point. This book isn’t exactly the most fast paced book I have read but I enjoyed it anyway as the world building and learning about the characters was really well done.

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This book, like I said isn’t fast paced and it’s also not extremely action packed. There is a few major points that happen throughout the book that have a lot of action but mostly this book is word building except for those bits and the last 20% of the book. Like I said I really enjoyed the world building so this didn’t bother me at all. I know this book is the first in a series so I didn’t mind the extensive world building, especially in a book that is based in a high fantasy world. I prefer it done this way in a series than jumping straight in and being confused and everything not being explained until the last book. This way, we know all the basics by the end of the first book and the rest of the series will be less confusing.

This next paragraph may be a little spoiler, so beware and if you don’t want any spoilers just skip to the characters section.
Like I said above this book gives me both Narnia & Harry Potter vibes. In Narnia they go through a wardrobe and end up in narnia, in this one Alex goes through a door and ends up in Medora. There is a school for people with ‘gifts’ which is like Harry going to Hogwarts where their gift is magic. And also, there being an arsehole who just wants to murder everyone he can’t use? I mean Lord Voldemort vibes!

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Alex or Alexandra is a really enjoyable character and I enjoyed seeing her go into this new world and develop. I just love Jordan & Bear, they are such good friends and great guys and one thing I loved about this book is there was no romance! Jordan always teases and jokes around with Alex but there isn’t anything more than friendship there and I kinda hope it stays that way between Bear, Jordan & Alex. There is a slight hint at an attractiveness with another character but as yet it’s not clear as to whether that is only a physical attraction to his looks or more. But that certain person I enjoy as a character and I would like to see more of him in the next book hopefully. Along with a few other including, Declan, Connor & his cousin, I’m pretty sure her name is Mel? She is only mentioned a couple times and I couldn’t find it in the book to double check it. But yeah, Connor’s cousin.
I also really enjoyed Alex’s teachers, well most of them. Finn is a bit of a jackass but that can’t be helped. Karter is an interesting characters and a little mysterious as to why he acts the way he does and I’m interested to see more.
Also D.C. is another interesting and mysterious character  that I’m interested to see more of in the next book, I’m hoping.

And of course I have already mentioned the arsehole who gives my Voldemort vibes.. I don’t think I need to say more.

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I really enjoyed this book and I’m keen to find out what is next. I loved the world building and the slower pace for the most part. I really enjoy most of the characters and I’m interested to see them even more.



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