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?

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book started off a little slow for me, but once I got to the third chapter I was hooked and had to finish it that day. It reminded me a little of Harry Potter, just in the way how magical it was and how much it sucked me in.

Alex was a great main character, I love books where you learn with the character, it was really well written and I was just lapping up the whole story. The beginning was a little lack luster but the rest of the book made up for it.

The friendship between Alex, Jordan and Bear was great and only got better over time. It was a fun and loyal friendship which made me smile a lot.

The world of Medora was complex and completely inviting. I loved learning all the magic and technologies of the world. It all made perfect sense and always left me wanting more.

I wish I could gush and explain exactly what I loved about this book but with revealing too much I cannot. So if you want to know how good it is, click on the picture which which will take you to the goodreads page.

5 out of 5 stars.