Gemja Press

"An edge-of-your-seat adventure...sweeps to a cliffhanger climax. A rousing introduction to a promising new series." BOOKLIFE REVIEWS by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A fast-paced tale with richly drawn characters that revels in mythical worldbuilding...It blends fantasy and SF elements, along with witchcraft and teenage romance, with a degree of skill that’s likely to satisfy fans of all these genres." - KIRKUS

"Gemja: The Message offers a compelling blend of witchcraft and magic and establishes an immersive fantasy realm. Protagonist Resa is an alluring and relatable teen witch. Readers will eagerly engage with her as she attempts to unravel the mystery behind her visions of a ghostly figure." - Critic's Report: THE BOOKLIFE PRIZE 

"Messina blends witchcraft, prophesies, aliens and interplanetary tensions into a highly enjoyable young adult drama...set to be a captivating and popular series."  (Starred Review, Notable Book)  BLUEINK REVIEW


"Climactic moments and powerful revelations are plentiful. Worlds of unexpected wonder and danger abound." CLARION

"Gemja is rich in adventure, humor, and humanity, balancing its reality with the fantastical. From first to last, the novel will delight readers of all ages, a gateway to a unique world that promises to grow with each welcomed addition to the series."  JEFFREY SANEL - TBR NEWSMEDIA



"A wonderfully, well-written read. 5 stars." READERS FAVORITE



“Gemja” by K.M. Messina is a powerful, intriguing story that is hard to put down... It’s a truly unique, out-of-this-world story that is hard to walk away from even after the last chapter!" 5 stars READER VIEWS


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