By: Cait Marie
*I received an ARC of this book from the author for my honest review.
Scylla is the second book in the Lunar Medallion series by Lela Grayce. You can find the review for book one, Areion, here, and the review for the short story, Child of Water, here.
In Areion we learn of this hidden, magical world Gaai. In this world, there are four elemental kingdoms: Areion – Air, Scylla – Water, Therion – Earth, and Deniera – Fire. Each of the four kingdoms has a set of royal twins who were raised on Earth and brought back in hopes of defeating the evil Ethaniel, who is trying to take control of Gaai. The first book was about Areion twins Wendy and DeeDee. This second book is about Scylla twins Andi and Anna.
Andi and Anna set out with the other twins, their new friends, and their aunt to return to Scylla. Their aunt has told them that their kingdom is divided and she hopes that the return of the twins will cease the fighting and impending war. However, things do not go as planned. Kidnapping, pirates, betrayal, love — this story has it all!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I am obsessed with these books. I was nervous about reading this book because I didn’t want to lose Wendy and DeeDee’s point of views, but they’re still a major part of the story, and I ended up loving Andi and Anna. In fact, I think Anna is my new favorite twin!
This is a fantasy series that is easy and fun to read. It holds all the great qualities of fantasy, but Lela makes it her own. With the sass and sarcasm from certain characters and pop culture references that go over the heads of those from Gaai, these books are amusing in ways often lacking in this genre. There is also incredible world building and imagination in this series.
I highly recommend these books. They are fantastic and I cannot wait for the next one to come out! Scylla is set to release Thursday, October 13. You can pre-order it here!