Official Review: Xonarye by SHS

by Marina Elias » Mar 24, 2021

Thank you to Booktasters and the author for sending me this copy!

I enjoyed the premise of the book. The pacing of the book was just right for the genre of the book and the length of the chapters and how they were divided made the book very accessible and easy to read.

I loved the chapters where the friendship that’s between Leaf, Frank, Spenc, and Summo shined. I thought it was so cute and wholesome. And the friendship was well written.

Selina was my favorite character because she is witty and protective of the boys and quite dynamic.
I loved that book had an open ending, it added to the sense of mystery and adventure of the book.

Overall the book is packed with so many adventures for such a short book in the best way possible and the characters were very interesting.


Books Bloom✶’s review of Xonarye | Goodreads

Xonarye Book Review

It’s an ordinary day for Leaf at his construction job when he stumbles upon a discovery that sends him on the adventure of a lifetime. His mission is to find the lost country of Xonarye and restore it back to the surface from the depths of the ocean. It will be a dangerous mission that must be carried out in secrecy. Lucky for him, the giver of this mission left him a million dollars and a good lawyer as his ally.

The only people who know about Leaf’s mission are his lawyer Frank and his two best friends, Spence and Summo. Soon they attract the attention of a secret organization known as Reblick. This organisation is dangerous, they must do everything in their power to avoid further detection.

Xonarye is a thrilling adventure about a young man on a big mission. Leaf lives in the small town of Naracoorte Australia. It’s been his lifelong dream to travel the world. He gets his wish through this mission and although it will be dangerous, it’s a chance to actualize his dream while still young.

This is a suspenseful thriller. Tension builds up steadily in the plot and escalates every time the author introduces a new character. His descriptions paint a vivid picture of the scenery making it easy to imagine yourself as a fly on the wall or even one of the characters. I rate it 5 out of 5 and recommend it to everyone who enjoys thrillers and suspenseful dramas.

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by S.H.S. (Goodreads Author)
Books Bloom✶‘s review

This book is about the mystery of the earth that nobody knows. Although everything is there on the Internet, there are some mysteries that no one knows. What are those mysteries? You’ll find it in this book.
I enjoy reading this book. In my opinion, this is a very amazing book, worth reading. The pace of the book is just right. It’s not a very long book which I honestly love. Also, the chapters are short and amazing. All the characters are very interesting and well-illustrated. Every incident is elaborate very beautifully.
Overall, the book is worth reading. You’re gonna love this book if you love mysteries.

Books Bloom✶’s review of Xonarye | Goodreads

by S.H.S. (Goodreads Author)
EmioÑa Hammam‘s review

Although this book is just the right length and pace of the plot for its story, it is not so much my cup of tea. I liked the mystery concept, it gives a symbolic meaning beyond the story itself. The Unique title adds to the mystery element and symbolism. Nothing ever in the Universe can have all answers.

EmioÑa Hammam’s review of Xonarye | Goodreads

by S.H.S. (Goodreads Author)
Booksaddict2020‘s review

His quest starts now. Looking for a lost city, will Leaf be able to revive it?

The story is short, adventurous and mysterious that ends with a cliff hanger making the readers eager to read the next part. This book mostly includes introductions and character building. The concept is unusual and intriguing with a symbolic meaning behind it which will keep its readers engaged. A recommended book for readers who like this genre.

Personal Take:
I thought I was in the Marvel Universe while reading this book. The story was a little slow at first but kept me engrossed. The concept was peculiar and I really enjoyed reading this one. I am waiting for the next book of this series now.

Booksaddict2020 (India)’s review of Xonarye | Goodreads

BOOK REVIEW: Xonarye by S.H.S

Xonarye by S.H.S was a really funky experience for me. I have not read anything like it before. It reminded of the National Treasure and Black Panther movie. It was essentially a very elaborate treasure hunt.

But the treasure was not gold. It was a powerful lost civilization, Xonarye which was home to an indestructible element, Xzed. Sounds really exciting right?

The writing was articulate. The language used was lucid. The narration was in third person. The pace of the book was fast. It was a really short, quick read. It was set in Naracoorte, Australia.

It was centred around Leaf (tradie), Summo(salesman) and Spence (farmer). The book really showed the bond between the three friends which was beautiful to see.

Leaf found a mysterious box in the wall of his house which lead to more discoveries. He and his friends were now in charge of getting the lost country of Xonarye to rise again.

Though initially, they were hesitant to go on this journey, they soon discovered the truth behind the words.

So they banded together against the evil corporation called Reblick which wanted Xzed for themselves. It was a really cool journey.

I wanted to read more about them and the book didn’t give me enough. I am looking forward to read the next installment of this series.

– Afreen

BOOK REVIEW: Xonarye by S.H.S – Inscribed Inklings

BOOK REVIEW: Xonarye by S.H.S


Unlike most adventures, quests, or journeys that started a long time ago-or the old catchphrase “Once upon a time”- this story starts now, in the modern world 2019. If you want to know something, you have technology at your fingertips, ready to spit out any information that you desire. However, what if something isn’t available on a search engine? I am not talking about some small detail like what a random celebrity’s budgie’s name was-something much larger, far more important, and unique. Your brain is churning over wondering what on earth this mysterious information might be. This secret has a lot to do with the earth. In fact, the earth is hiding it and not many people know of this existence. You want to know more? Well, read on.

My Thoughts

Some might argue that the adventure mystery novel has been undermined by the modern age: since you can fly just about anywhere for a relatively reasonable price, or experience on the internet for free, the allure of a story that takes you to far-away places and unfamiliar cultures for the sake of adventure has been lost. In reality, the spirit lives on—if only because so many fantastic mystery adventure stories have already been written. Xonarye: Australia by S H S is an amazing novel which starts now, in the modern world 2019. If you want to know something, you have technology at your fingertips, ready to spit out any information that you desire. However, what if something isn’t available on a search engine?

A fascinating novel with interesting characters and a delicious plot. I was interested enough after putting I’d down once to pick it up again and then it really got going. The novel has just about everything and it’s all tied up nicely at the end. This is a very mysterious and intricately plotted book that held me in its thrall from start to finish. I confess that the ending took me completely by surprise. The storyline is attention holding even if it lacks twists and turns. But all in all I thought it was great. I loved the characters and the last few chapters had me riveted to my chair. Could not put it down. Looking forward to reading more books by the author.

Overall, A WOW of a book, as originally plotted and characterized as any I can remember, and with the most spectacular S H S ever devised. Quest will go a long way toward giving entertainment-in-literature a good name.
Guaranteed to hold the reader in their seat

Highly Recommended!

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