Published by Amazon Digital Services on December 13, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, mythology, Fantasy & Magic
Source: ecopy from Author
Spencer did not plan to work on her birthday. She didn't plan a lot of things, but they happened anyway. Like, when she touched a guy and he turned into a gold statue, or when some stranger appeared to tell her she was in danger. She didn't plan to see her life forever changed by one simple act, and it still happened anyway.
What Spencer doesn't know is why. Why is all this happening to her? Why does she have the power to turn people into gold all of a sudden. Who is she really?
And why is this cute guy calling her the last Atlantian?
The Last Atlantian by Mikki Noble is a young adult fantasy with mythology roots. I am hoping this is the start to a series because after reading this story, I can really picture how it can be expanded. I enjoyed this adventure tale. It was a mashup of king midas with his golden touch mixed with the mythology and folk lore of the atlantis society. It was a lot of fun.
In the Last Atlantian we meet out main character Spencer as she turns 17. Right away, some strange things start to happen. Within the first chapter, a man turns to gold right before her eyes, and a stranger appears out of thin air and gets into a fight before whisking her away. The Last Atlantian does not have a dull moment in the entire book. The story is fast paced and the plot is always moving forward at a steady clip. Most of the time, I really enjoyed that aspect of the novel, but sometimes I wish the book would have slowed down just a smidge and had some of the details fleshed out a bit more. There were times where I wanted a little more description and a little less moving.
If you are a fan of young adult fantasies, The Last Atlantian is a fun read. I loved seeing the authors take on Atlantis culture, and the nod to king midas’s touch of gold was really cool. Those aspects of the story felt unique, and I really enjoyed them. I am really hoping there is a sequel to this one.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2020