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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw

Atlantis Rising

Release Date: 01/06/15
Entangled Teen
352 pages


Summary from Goodreads:

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…



Buy Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22236535-atlantis-rising?ac=1

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Atlantis-Rising-Entangled-Teen-Gloria-ebook/dp/B00KP86A92/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1421100319&sr=1-1&keywords=atlantis+rising+by+gloria+craw

Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/atlantis-rising-gloria-craw/1119572586?ean=9781622665198


4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from Young Adult Bound Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

If you like stories based on Atlantis then I'm sure that you will enjoy this. It is a light, young adult book that incorporates a sideline of romance but it doesn't overpower the story. 

Allison had a hard start in life. She was left in foster care at age 3 but she can't remember anything from before that. She was in the system for a while before being fostered and adopted by the McKyes. Three years ago though, she is approached by a man in the park who was there with his family and told that her abilities (that she knew about... sort of) were wanted by a 'bad man' who wouldn't hesitate to hurt her family to get to her. So Allison tries to fade into the background. She thinks she's doing okay until Ian and Brandy come along and shake things up.

This is a well-written story that moves along at a steady pace. Ian and Brandy are brilliant characters and really help this story to come alive. There are lots of other great supporting characters though, not just including the family and Lillian (who rocks!).

The ending is bittersweet and I am hoping that this will be part of a series. There are unanswered questions left over and I really want to see more of Allison and Ian. Definitely recommended!


About the Author

Gloria Craw grew up in the desert southwest, inspired every day by the wide skies and rich colors around her. After high school, she attended the University of Utah where she majored and got a degree in anthropology. These days, she lives in the ‘burbs’ just outside of Seattle, Washington where she is the shepherd of a husband, four daughters and a very hairy dog. 


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