Published by Entangled Teen on January 6, 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
I am different. I have always been different, but no one can know or my life will be in danger. So I hide in plain sight, wearing drab clothes and thick glasses and trying to be invisible. I’m so good at hiding, no one has ever noticed me. Until Ian…the mysterious and oh-so-cute boy I know I need to avoid.
Now I have been seen. And more terrifying still, I am wanted—by those who would protect me and those who would destroy everything and everyone I love. But if they’re all terrified about who I am, wait until they see what I can do…
Atlantis Rising is a young adult paranormal. I am unsure whether it is going to be a series or not. I am leaning towards yes, but the end of the book stopped at a good place, so there is a chance that it will be a stand alone. Atlantis Rising is an interesting story dealing with some interesting creatures. I liked that each of the creatures in this world had different powers and different clans. The book took a little while for me to get into, and I was a little thrown off by the whole Atlantis thing. I first assumed it would be an underwater story with mermaid types, but there was no reference to that. They were pretty human like, except for the magical powers.
There were people that could push emotions into other’s heads, people that were extra charming, and people that could even push thoughts into people’s heads. Those were the most rare, because if they were good, they could make people do things while making them think it was their own choice. I was really intrigued by the whole mate concept among their people- which were called the dewing. But I didn’t like how it ended up pertaining to Allison. I wanted to see the process and see how it happened. Atlantis Rising was a very quick read, and I would have liked it to be a little more fleshed out on some aspects. This was one of them. I also wanted to know a little more history on how the dewing came to be. We did learn a lot about the different abilities they could have, but not too much on the people themselves.
Overall, the story was interesting. I really liked the whole cast of characters, and the romance was light. It was secondary and the action and background information really drove the story, since the whole world of the Dewing was new to Allison. Not to mention the whole stop the evil leader plot. That lent itself to a very action packed book. It wasn’t without its’ imperfections, but it was still an enjoyable read.
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