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…
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If you’re looking for a re-telling of the children of Atlantis that is completely unique, you should definitely read Atlantis Rising. When I signed up to review this book, I didn’t know what to expect, because I somehow have never read a retelling of the children of Atlantis. Don’t ask me how; I’m not quite sure myself. With that being said, I am very happy that my first Atlantis retelling was such a success!
Alison was the epitome of a wallflower/loner/recluse. She didn’t talk to anyone, have any friends, or pretty much leave the house to do anything other than go to school and work. But one day, two new students, Brandy and Ian, arrived at her school, and she felt the walls breaking that she had built around her for many years. She didn’t understand why they were trying so hard to be her friends, and it certainly didn’t help matters that Ian was handsome. Just to let you know, Brandy is a girl and Ian is a guy. There was no love triangle in this book.
As the book continued, Alison found out that Brandy and Ian had been looking for her, because she was one of them. She was a descendent from Atlantis, also known as a dewing. *GASP* But wait, there is more! That was actually not the true reason why they were looking for Alison. No, the real reason was because they needed her to stop a potential war. But hey, there’s no pressure or anything. It’s just the entire world that was depending on her. While most people would completely freak out, Alison was able to adjust rather quickly, which made me very happy. I love it when the heroes or heroines of novels are able to gather their resolve and push forward, even when they are suddenly faced with a huge obstacle.
This book was definitely a feel good book. It was one of those books where I looked like a lunatic because I was smiling at my phone while reading. Yes, my unconscious smile did turn on while reading. It also seemed like I was laughing while reading almost every chapter, due to the hysterical dialogue between characters.
I highly recommend this book and give it 5/5 stars.
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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