Scarlett

Lost in the Five Lands

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
169 Pages
Reviewed on 11/11/2021
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

When Scarlett awakens, she can’t remember anything about her past or who she even is. Ending up in a dark forest, she is rescued by Black Viper, a warrior that fights for Queen Edwina, a good and just queen. She is taken in by this kind monarch and enrolled in Flenora, a school that teaches young boys and girls about their magic and the weapons that they are assigned to help protect the kingdom from Queen Callista. Unsure of her race, she is immediately looked at with curiosity by her fellow students. Some, however, are mean and cruel and feel that she is beneath them because she doesn’t know who she is or where she came from. Just by her appearance, she is different. Desperate to find out who she is, when Scarlett isn’t assigned a weapon she is heartbroken until she realizes that she could use anything as a weapon - to the surprise of her professors and fellow students. Who exactly is Scarlett and where did she come from? Queen Callista is eager to get her hands on the mysterious girl. Does she even belong to one of the five lands, or is she from a place and a race that most people thought had died out long ago?

Scarlett: Lost in the Five Lands was fascinating. I loved the characters, especially Scarlett who was relatable. I found the plot about her trying to find out who she really was unique, well written, and in-depth. It kind of had a Harry Potter ambiance when it came to Flenora, which had a Hogwarts aura to it that I loved. The main character, which is also the name of the book, was definitely a muse that you can relate to and you easily become invested in her journey. You get lost in this book instantly and I couldn’t put it down. I also liked that it wasn’t a slow read but instead got right into the storyline. Rajendra Sarilla has done an excellent job with this novel and I look forward to reading more of their work.