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Have you heard of Lynette Noni? Many book lovers around Australia – and now overseas – live and breath for her characters, plot twists, and original creative ideas.

Noni – The Woman Behind The Words

Author Lynette Noni | Credit: Lucy Bell

She is originally from a country town, however, traded her overalls for flip-flops by the beach. Located in Brisbane, she gets to create wonderfully vivid words while listening to the waves crash around her.

Besides being gifted with the ability to create epic fantasy worlds, she is also highly educated. Before becoming a best selling author, Noni studied Journalism and Human Behaviour.

Her second series release was a duology related to phycological abilities. Moreover, it is set in a similar environment to a mental asylum. The series “Whisper” could be a reflection of her education of Human Behaviour. The idea has not been officially addressed however, it would not surprise fans.

As an author, she wrote her first book in her early twenties. However, it was never meant to be shared publicly. Luckily, for her fans the time came when she wanted to share her creation with the world.

Noni’s Accolades

ABIA Award Winner | Credit: Lynettenoni.com

Over the past ten years, Noni has received credit for her work. Being known as Australia’s number one Young Adult Fiction writer, only being one of them. She is best selling author of her first series “The Medoran Chronicles”, as well as second best selling for her “Whisper” duology.

Furthermore, in 2019 she won the ABIA award for Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the year. Additionally, in that year she won the Gold Inky Award, which is Australia’s only Teen Choice book award.

Her most recent series, “The Prison Healer” was her first to be released globally. I think we can all agree that being a creative professional in Australia is a hard task. Therefore, having this achievement under her belt is incredible.

“The Prison Healer” Trilogy

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Synopsis snippet courtesy of Goodreads:

“Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer… With an incurable plague sweeping Zalindov, a mysterious new inmate fighting for Kiva’s heart, and a prison rebellion brewing, Kiva can’t escape the terrible feeling that her trials have only just begun.”

Does this peak your interest?

Currently, this trilogy has been the most talked-about out of all her released books. This series had an accelerated timeline for release, which does not happen very often in the publishing world.

However, fans are not complaining. If anything, they still believe the wait time is too long!

If the first book sparks your interest, have a read of the second books – “The Gilded Cage” – synopsis on Goodreads before seeing book three spoilers!

Positive Reviews

The praise could not be more overwhelmingly good when it comes to how fans dote over their fantasy queen.

One fan commented on their blog that,

“This book utterly entranced me and yet I wanted to savour it and enjoy every agonising, horrible, tortuous moment.”

The Nerd Daily, continued the theme of commenting on just how engaging the series is,

“The Prison Healer is the exciting start to a dark YA fantasy series. It is full of mystery and action with a super cast of new characters you can’t help but fall in love with. The worldbuilding is unique and the plot will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. This is a must read for lovers of tournaments, high stakes, and exciting action!”

The Third and Final Book: “The Blood Traitor”

Set to release on the 31st May 2022, “The Blood Traitor” has all Young Adult fans on the edge of their seats.

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Synopsis snippet courtesy of Goodreads:

“She’d failed them. All of them. And now she was paying the price. Kiva thought she knew what she wanted—revenge. But feelings change, people change… everything has changed.”

The Trailer!

If the synopses are not enough to get you interested, this book also has its own trailer!

Check it out below:

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