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With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings' 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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  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In Akarnae by Lynette Noni, Alexandra Jennings is transported to Medora and has her world turned upside down. She attends Akarnae Academy where it is nothing like she is used to. She learns to fight, ride horses, do archery, how to use her gift that she doesn't know of, and other things. She makes two fiercly loyal friends that help her on adventures around the school. The Academy is in danger and Alex is the only one that can save it. Alex's bravery and courage along with her friends' special gifts help her defend the Academy.

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Alexandra Jennings already has an unusual life. Her parents are archeologists and they travel the world. Alex’s parents decide to send her to a boarding school, well more of a bored-ing school. They drop her off and head to the conveniently isolated and technology-less Siberia. After Alex is pushed into a fountain she wills herself to be anywhere else. She opens a door and falls straight into Medora, the sister world to earth with more advanced technology and people with powers called Gifts.

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Akarnae follows 16-year old Alexandra Jennings as she goes to boarding school since her parents will be away for the following eight months. Lonely and nervous, Alex recieves a less-than-friendly welcome. She wishes to be elsewhere and ends up in a magical world called Medora, where she meets two loyal friends, Bear and Jordan, who become her greatest allies and help her adapt to their world. Alex lands in the hospital several times, but Medora's advanced technology keeps her hospital stays to a minimum.

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Alex’s parents are architects. While they’re traveling, she is supposed to be going to the International Exchange Academy… but she’s transported through a door to Medora, a secret world full of surprises.

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Alexandra Jennings is a sixteen year-old girl with archaeologists for parents. This means that every few months or so, she moves to some new country for their work. Sent to a rigid, dreary boarding school for eight months while her parents fly off to a remote dig-site in Siberia, Alex is not looking forward to figuring out how high school actually works when you’re there longer than three months. But when she gets there, she impossibly steps through a doorway into a different universe.

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When Alexandera Jennings's parents get an opportunity to go on a great archealogical adventure, how could they turn say no? Alex, however, isn't so fortunate. With her parents departure to Siberia, she is forced to go to a fancy boarding school that is not fun. Angry and scared, Alex suddenly finds herself somewhere else: the fantasy world of Medora. Immediately, she bumps into a strange and somewhat despicable man named Aven, who says that she is destined to be with him. Her new friends, Jordan and Bear, come to her rescue and the three form an incredible bond.

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