Publisher: Entangled Teen on January 6, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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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…
At A Glance
Good but I wanted more.
The concept of Atlantis Rising hooked me right away. So mysterious and intriguing. Alison is not quite human. She is something more and she has been alone amongst humans for a long time. Then all of a sudden, her people are coming out of the woodwork, but they bring bad news. Alison is in danger, because even among a unique race, Alison is special, and some people want to exploit that specialness.
It was so fun seeing Alison come out of her shell after years of distancing herself from everyone. She had a good attitude towards all the hardships she faced, like some brutal training and the possibility of dying. But her new amazing friends helped her out. I really liked the side characters. They were so supportive and protective. Alison needed that, even if she didn’t realize it.
Ian was especially great. He was a kind-sorta love interest. He was so cocky but adorable. He had a normal teenager boy feel about him but he put on his grown-up pants often to save Alison and his race. Ian and Alison’s relationship is left open-ended but I think they would make a cute couple. A fun, cute, but sometimes intense story overall.
A lot of the scenarios felt a little forced. Events didn’t happen naturally. They were set up and had very little logic or explanation behind it.
We get a rundown of the story behind Atlantis, it’s fall, and so on, but very little detail. I wanted to know more about everything, like the Atlantis people and their abilities.
The plot was good but slow at times. I would’ve liked to have been excited more often.
The romance was light so no sex and very little kissing. The book didn’t need it anyway.
I wonder if this is going to be a series. I might grab book two if so. Atlantis Rising had a fun story and interesting concept. I would like to learn more about the Atlantis race though. Recommended.
“It was pretty nice of me to save your life, wasn’t it? Is that why you kissed me?”
There were a lot of reasons why I had kissed him, but I wasn’t going to tell him all of them. “I am grateful,” I said. “But in general, I don’t kiss guys for that reason.”
“So you kiss a lot of guys?”
“No, you’re the first one, but we can’t do it again.”
“Ouch,” he replied.
This is a tour wide giveaway