The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance

Ascending Angel Academy

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
308 Pages
Reviewed on 07/29/2020
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Author Biography

Lali A. Love is an award-winning author of visionary fantasy and metaphysical thrillers. She has received the Book of Excellence and Literary Awards for quality and powerful storytelling. Lali lives in Canada with her husband and two beautiful children who are her greatest source of pride, joy, and inspiration.

Lali aspires to write stimulating, thought-provoking, and relevant character-based novels that relate to modern day issues and invoke an emotional response in her readers. She has researched and studied epistemology and metaphysics to further her understanding of the Universal Laws of Energy. As an intuitive, alchemist, and energy healer, Lali has been called to embody the light, anchored in love, kindness, and gratitude, to help uplift humanity.

With humility, compassion, and grace, Lali intends to help elevate levels of consciousness for the highest good, empowering individuals to seek their authentic truth. She is an advocate for self-healing journeys, self-actualization, equality, diversity, unity, women, and children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance by Lali A. Love is a delightful read, a well-written meld of fantasy and science fiction, with a strong appeal to young adult readers. Sixteen-year-old Jo attends Forest Hill Academy, a preppy co-ed private school for privileged scholars, but she has huge problems to handle. Since the night her mother, Lilac, was taken hostage by a homicidal maniac, she’s been plagued by nightmares. But things escalate when a deadly parasite attacks her classmates, turning them into sleepwalkers, imprisoned in their own bodies. Primed by the Council and Ascending Angel Academy, Jo must accept a difficult mission to embrace her celestial being and unlock the power of creation in order to fight the encroaching darkness. With friends by her side and the Galactic Compass, does she stand a chance against the powers of darkness?

This is a well-plotted and beautifully narrated story. The use of journal entries adds depth to the story and allows readers to understand the emotional turmoil taking place in Jo’s world. It is one of those stories that brilliantly showcase the primordial struggle between light and darkness, good and evil, and I found it interesting to follow the protagonist as she evolves under the watchful gaze of the council that speaks the codes wordlessly to her. The character cast is impressive and the author provides a clear background to each of them: Nisha, Rey, Daphne, Flynn, and Zaxden. Lali A. Love’s story stands out in its originality, with themes of science and spirituality, and a conflict that is strongly and intelligently articulated. The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance is a wonderful read.