June 26, 2015

Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw

Publication: January 6, 2015 by Entangled Teen

Source: I received a hardcover copy from the publisher in return for my honest review. Thank you!

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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I expected this book to be a mermaid-type read or at least be set underwater, but I was wrong. This book is set in our world. However, it focuses on a different species who are descendants of Atlantis and look just like humans, but they have super powers. Our main character is one of these Atlantis people and hasn't know it her whole life until Ian comes in to teach her about her ancestry and her powers. Oh, and there's also someone dangerous out to kill her.

I honestly was drawn in by this story and entertained. It read quickly and I didn't feel like it dragged. I enjoyed the main character, Allison. She is likable and her journey is a fun one to follow. There's a decent amount of action and mystery consistently throughout the book, which kept my attention.
There's a little bit of romance, it isn't the focus, but it was a cute addition. Ian is a good love interest, he also has a female relative that joins in on this adventure, and I appreciated her part in the story. I think she added something special, and it was nice to see her and Allison form a friendship.

This book just doesn't have enough world, history, and character development. Most of it felt very surface deep and I couldn't totally grasp or believe in the whole Atlantis part. There's some explanation on ancestry and family ties, but not enough on the actual world. While I had a fun enough time reading this book, it did not leave a big impact.


  1. I love the cover to this book! And although you stated that this isn't a mermaid type of book, I'm still willing to give it a try! (I'm not a real fan of mermaid books myself lol) I'm also glad to know that romance isn't a huge part of the book since that tends to get boring at times, other than that, great review and Happy reading!

  2. I've heard some ok things from other reviewers too. I probably won't be picking it up any time soon :)
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