Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw (ARC)

atlantis risingTitle: Atlantis Rising
Author: Gloria Craw
Publication Date: January 6th 2015 by Entangled Teen
Rating: ★★★★
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Synopsis

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…

 

I really enjoyed reading this book! At first, I thought this was going to be about mermaids or something but it turned out to be more amazing than that! I loved the concept, it’s very refreshing. Perfect to start the year with this one.

I loved the characters. I could definitely relate with Alison, an ordinary teenager I’d say. She’s a bit introverted but I love how badass she can get. I also loved that even if she was adopted, she acknowledges her foster family. Her relationship with her foster family was really adorable. Ian was kind of hard to describe when it comes to his physical appearance. He’s blond but I can’t imagine him as blond. When I think of him, a dark-haired boy always comes into my mind. I think he’s pretty hot though. I loved his character as well. He’s a bit cocky but in an adorable way and it doesn’t lead to you making faces or rolling your eyes. He’s really kind and funny. Brandy is definitely my favorite character. I just hands down love her. So yeah, I’m a bit emotionally attached to her. *cries*

“In the beginning, I didn’t know what this meant,” I said. “Only that it made me different. I tried to ignore it most of the time. Now it means I’m not alone. I kind of like it.”

The ending fell a bit short for me though. I felt like it was a bit abrupt. Like, the climax was building all throughout the book and I was pretty much looking forward to the ending and I was on edge but then towards the end of the book, it seemed like things went too fast. Still, I enjoyed it.

The concept of the Atlantis is a bit foreign to me. All I know about Atlantis is that it’s a lost island at the bottom of the ocean. I haven’t seen the animated movie yet, was it from Disney? I’ll probably check it out. So yeah, foreign concept… which made me check out this book. I’m really glad I did because I like it so much! I definitely enjoyed reading it and I wanted more!!! Okay, I tweeted Gloria Craw earlier and asked her if there’s going to be a sequel and she said yes!

“There are two kinds of emotional pain. The pain of loving and letting go, and the pain of never loving at all.”

I love the simple narration because it’s so direct and on-point. No dilly-dallies. I definitely recommend this one!

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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