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You’ll never see me unless I want you to…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 mYou’ll never see me unless I want you to…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…...

Title : Atlantis Rising
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ISBN : 9781622665198
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Atlantis Rising Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-04-17 03:20

    2.5 stars(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)There wasn’t anything horribly wrong with this book, I just didn’t find it interesting.The characters were alright, I didn’t love them but I didn’t hate them. I did think that Alison should have considered the fact that she wasn’t normal a little earlier given her ability to push thoughts into other people’s heads, but whatever.The storyline in this was just meh. Meh, meh, meh. I didn’t find it interesting, I didn’t care what was going on, I didn’t care that someone had gone through her locker, or that she had a blue mark on her hand, or what the heck a Dewing was. I just wanted to stop reading. I mean really.The ending to this was a relief, because I was just ambivalent about this book. I didn’t love it, and I didn’t hate it.5 out of 10

  • Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
    2019-04-10 05:26

    Let me start by saying that I don’t usually read books like Atlantis Rising mainly because I hate “paranormal sea creatures” but the blurb really captured my attention. Once noticed, there was no getting away from it and I’m glad I requested it.Alison knows that she’s different. Having grown up as an orphan, the only family she has ever known is the McKyes and she’s not willing to bring danger to their door. Because Alison has a secret. Three years ago, she met someone who knew exactly what she was. She had a choice to make: either hide and protect her family or reveal her true self and endanger the only people she ever loved. The choice wasn’t that hard to make, especially considering she had been living in secrecy all these years, hiding among humans.Until them. Brandi and Ian, the new students in her school who just can’t understand what “ignore me” means. Much as Alison wants to be ignored, there’s something different with the new students…Atlantis Rising was definitely different from the books I’m used to reading (mostly YA and NA). So if you’re looking for something new, then this is for you! I’m glad I read it myself. I really liked the characters, not only Alison, who was a well developed character but Lillian, Brandi, Ian had their own personality. The plot was interesting enough and after the first chapters which were a bit too slow, the book picked up and I couldn’t put it down. Will there be a sequel? Who knows. One thing is for sure, if there’s a sequel, I’m definitely reading it!Totally recommended!*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Posted on: http://sofialovesreading.blogspot.gr/...

  • Say
    2019-04-21 06:08

    A SOLID 4.5 STARS!!!This was an impulse buy for me. And lately I've been evading new releases (especially if it's a trilogy/series) since there has been a huge amount of YA paranormal series that I felt was overhyped because of the amazing blurb and cover. But once you read it......it's just the same old story, with different names and setting. They tend to concentrate more on the love story between the characters rather than the "paranormal" aspect of it. So when I first saw this (without reading the blurb) I said: "Another mermaid story. This better be good." 'Coz mermaid stories is rather a hit or miss for me. And then I read the blurb and it was kinda vague, so it kinda intrigued me to step right into this book.I love how Gloria Craw put a new twist on the whole Atlantis thing. The character development was great, especially Alison. I liked her from the beginning. She's not whiny and irritating which is a major plus for me. She's rather shy and reserved. Simple but beautiful. She's got a good head on her shoulder. She thinks about her family, first and foremost. And she's all for the mission which I do liked. Don't get me wrong there was romance in here but it wasn't the main focus of the story rather Alison's discovery of her lineage and how she could save them. All in all it was a quick and fun read. There was no cliffhanger, though I know I would (view spoiler)[still see Sebastian (hide spoiler)] in the second book. Highly recommended. =)

  • Lainey
    2019-04-04 02:19

    Actual Rating: 1.5/5So I didn't dislike it, but I didn't like it either. After reading this I can say I just felt 'meh' about it and I don't like reading 'meh' books.I found the characters ok, the plot was ok, the setting was ok, the rules were ok, the "atlantis children" aspect was ok. If you can't tell, I just found everything about this book was ok. I don't exactly have time for ok books. To me, Atlantis Rising was just unremarkable, it didn't impress me. I don't even know what else to say about it either. I skimmed the last 50 pages. I don't think it was well enough developed either, especially since it was only 295 pages. The last scene was extremely rushed.Meh. Is all I have to say.*I guess I should note that I was sent this book for review from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Maghon Thomas
    2019-03-31 01:15

    My First reaction to this book is don't always listen to reviews. LOL Yes, as you read my review I am telling you not to listen to me. Giggle. But here's why. The first few review posted weren't that great. And I almost didn't request a review copy because of it. Well, they lied. LOL No, they just have a different opinion than me. Because I actually loved this story. Because it's not what you're thinking. I know I automatically see the cover, hear Atlantis, and think mermaid, but maybe not. :) It's not like anything else because it's something no one really touches on, and yet has variations of everywhere. But anyways. Let me tell you why I liked it. :) So Alison is our leading lady. She's always felt different even as a child. But as an adopted child, she also knew that she was someone else's child, though she loves the McKyes because they were so good to her when no one else was. And now, some things are happening to her and around her, and she will do anything and everything to keep the McKyes ignorant and safe at all costs. And then, of course, she meets Brandi and Ian, the new kids in school, and they just won't go away. Ian is like everywhere. Seriously, he's almost creepy. And Brandi, you can't help but love her, but Alison doesn't understand why they are trying so damn hard to be her friend. it's high school, she's trying to hide, and these two kids won't stop popping up everywhere. Well, along with Alison, Brandi and Ian have secrets as well, and it's gunna blow Alison's mind. Like really, she faints a few times if I'm not mistaken due to the crazy being revealed. LOL Alison is a wonderful character, but I found myself loving the side characters as much, if not more that her. Not that Alison isn't lovable. But Brandi is hilarious. Ian is broody, yet funny. Lillian is scary but you just wanna hug her. And even Ian's parents, I loved them. I also loved Alison's adopted family. Her mom's horrible cooking is just laughable, her little brother is so typical, and a wonderful dad just completes the circles. The world building is a normal day high school, but it's the plot and character creations that win here. All of the past of the Atlanteans, and how their world became to be. I loved the writing style as well. I do seriously hope this will turn into a series. It has a full ending, that will probably make you cry like I did, but I still want more. I want to see the full HEA happen :) With that, I will say I am going to hope for another book, and give you a 5 PAWS!!

  • Jaime Lester
    2019-04-08 05:11

    I am not a huge fan of mermaid stories, no matter how many times I try, so when I initially saw the cover for Atlantis Rising, I passed it right on by. You know that "most UNpopular" saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, people really need to say it more, get the word out, because there are people, like little old me, who completely suck at listening! I think I have learned my lesson, then I become a dummy.... yet again. Case in point: Atlantis Rising. Now on to the ACTUAL review. Once I got my smart back, I signed up for the tour and got my review copy. I simply could not put it down. I was immediately drawn into Alison's life. Her pain and frustration, her yearning to be a part of SOMEONE's world, was so plainly evident. Yet, she knows that, no matter what, she has to stay hidden in order to protect her adoptive family. No matter the personal cost to herself. Because Alison isn't human, and there are others like her who will stop at nothing to get their hands on her.Alison hides for a long time, until the two new kids in school, Ian and Brandi, slowly make their way into her lives and she realizes that by hiding, she was making herself an even larger target. Alison finally has friends, finally allows people into her life, and she feels happiness she hasn't felt in a long, long time. Unfortunately, Alison's worst nightmares are coming true. I genuinely enjoyed Atlantis Rising, beginning to end. Gloria Craw is incredibly talented at creating characters who stand out, each with their own distinctive personalities, stories, lives. The characterization is top notch. The story is fast-paced, even in the tender moments, when a new relationship is blooming. The story is engaging, from the first paragraph to the last. Atlantis Rising is a unique tale, and I am eagerly anticipating the release of a sequel. You can guarantee I won't make the same mistake with THAT cover as I did with this one! Would I recommend Atlantis Rising? Why, yes, yes I would. I am 32 years old, and I loved it. I know I could hand it over to my older sister, or my niece who is a Freshman in college, and they would both enjoy it, too. Gloria Craw is definitely an author I plan to keep my eyes on for a long time to come!

  • ReadWriteLove28
    2019-03-25 01:03

    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.

  • Heather Brown
    2019-04-16 23:16

    Alison tries to stay invisible to hide herself from an unknown threat. All she knows is that she is not human and that some would do anything to have her, including hurting Alison's adopted family. Successfully hiding for three years, Alison doesn't know how to react when the new students, Brandi and Ian, refuse to ignore her. It doesn't help that Ian is undeniably hot.As Alison learns more about her power and about her people, she must make a decision - hide to protect her family or stand up and protect the world.After a rocky start to the book (I hated the prologue a lot), it improved so much that I couldn't put it down. I started and finished on Thanksgiving Day, amid family and food. The book actually fit the day and I was even more thankful for my loving family because of it. The characters and setting felt realistic and the action was great! I can tell that room was left for a sequel, and I will definitely seek it out when it is written!I did read this as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, so things (like the prologue) may be different in the final copy.Appropriate for all: no sex or drugs - though she does lie to her parents and sleep(only) next to a boy

  • Cheyenne
    2019-04-01 04:24

    So this is going to be a super short review and I will add more too it when I process everything in the book. It was an amazing read. I couldn’t stress how this was wow. I mean I can’t say anything else about I’m shock and hope there is more to this book and world. Or even anything by this author. I want to say thanks to Entangled Teen because I got my copy via Netgally but also was doing this tour. Remember there is tons more I have to say about this book.

  • Bri
    2019-04-02 06:29

    What I liked: I liked Lillian a lot, she was a character who I understood very well and I really liked her, even though she's a side character who isn't seen very much I found that her personality and the way she is came through very clearly and by far was my favorite character in the book. Both Alison and Ian were characters who were entertaining and I quite enjoyed following throughout the story. The romance in this story is more of a back burner piece to the story, it's there but it's not really a big part of the story overall. The world building was sort of lacking for the history of the people, but considering the crunch of time they had to teach Alison I completely understood the lack of anything besides what she really needed to know, and that was the cause of the downfall of Atlantis and her people, known as the dewing (dew-ing). I liked the variety of abilities the dewing people had, and the natural differences between both humans and the dewing that were more mental than physical.What I didn't like: I feel like there were some obvious points where the book felt forced, such as with explanations with certain things that should have definitely been explained more than what we got. It also managed to remind me in some ways about Aqua by M. A. George, mainly with the "people of the sea engaged in civil war, main character has to learn how to use her abilities quickly, daughter of important person" and while that's really vague and I'm sure you can find dozens of other books with a similar theme to that, but it just reminded me of it and I ended up liking this one less than I liked Aqua mainly due to the characters and how the story goes for the most part. Also, why would she believe a stranger about what she can do and who she is? It just really didn't seem like something that someone would believe from a stranger. I also had the problem with a too-abrupt battle scene as the final battle. It just felt like it should have gone on longer than it actually did.Overall Review: There are still some questions I have about this book after the end, and the big one is about Alison and her abilities which I won't go into much detail about. Suffice to say that I can see the possibility of a sequel to expand upon this story and its characters, but then again it ended very well. Also there would need to be a viable threat to the dewing for a sequel and I think the only major one has been taken care of. Other than my remaining questions about the book I really enjoyed it overall, there was plenty of moments where I was sure that things would go differently than the way they ended up going.Recommend?: You bet! I liked this book and I'm glad I was given an ARC to read! Thanks Entangled Publishing!

  • Kimber Wheaton
    2019-04-12 23:28

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review3.5 StarsAtlantis Rising was a cute YA urban fantasy with fun characters and an interesting plot. Ever wonder what happened to the inhabitants of the legendary island Atlantis? Ms. Craw offers an intriguing take on old mythology.Main character Alison knew she was different and one day found out from a random stranger just why. She was a Child of Atlantis, and a powerful man was after her rare power. Due to this short encounter, she resigned herself to become a recluse in order to protect her family. I admired her loyalty, though I thought she was a tad gullible to believe a complete stranger. It was also strange that she didn't seem to do any research or attempt to find more information after such a drastic revelation.Enter cousins Ian and Brandy. Great characters by the way-- they lit up pages whenever they were present. Ian made a good romantic interest, sweet and kind, plus he didn't keep Alison in the dark. The novel started out a tad slow in the first chapter, but picked up soon after. Be prepared for lots of backstory and explanation, mostly told through dialogue, since Alison has no knowledge of her ancestry.Though I enjoyed the characters and the novel overall, parts of the story fell a bit short for me. Even with the long dialogue explanations, too many questions about the Children of Atlantis remained. That aside, if you like mythology-based urban fantasy with a sweet romance, I think you'll enjoy Atlantis Rising.

  • Alison
    2019-04-03 01:23

    Alison Mckye is different. She's always known she was different. Ever since she discovered her life was in danger, Alison hides in plain sight. She wears drab clothing, think glasses.... And it worked, at least until Ian. The mysterious boy that she's attracted to but doesn't want to admit it. I really enjoyed Atlantis Rising. I loved the characters. If a sequel comes out, I will most likely be reading it!

  • Erin
    2019-04-07 00:09

    When looking at the cover I thought that this was a mermaids book. I love mythology books so I instantly requested this book from netgalley. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading this book and found out that it is not about mermaids but about the descendants of Atlantis. Definitely recommend this book for people that like mythology and also about people with powers.

  • A Book Addict's YA Palace
    2019-04-19 22:21

    Full review can be found here http://misslittlebookaddictya.blogspo... on MLBAYAI admit, when I read the blurb for Atlantis Rising, I was expecting something with Mermaid or siren like creatures who lived under the water. Very pleasantly surprised by Gloria Craw when I got into Atlantis Rising and I realized this was not going to be anything like I had thought it would be. GREAT!The Dewings (good guys of Atlantis) seemed more like magic beings (demi gods, witches, fae, or some other paranormal creature along those lines) rather than an undersea dweller. Score!Alison was raised in foster care, bounced around a lot until her current family adopted her. Even for all the, pain. suffering, hardship and strife a situation like that would put on a kid, Alison is a strong, smart, well rounded and mostly emotionally stable. I like it, and her!When she was younger (4 years before the story starts I think) she runs into a stranger who realizes she has a very unique and powerful ability. An ability many of the Dewing kind do not posses. This stranger warns her that she needs to hide herself and never tell anyone what she can do because she'll be hunted because of it. Her ability to create thoughts and actions in other people is a power bad men crave! She takes this warning like a shot to the heart and makes herself the biggest wall ornament ever, hoping that everyone will never notice her. Even if it does hurt her that she doesn't really let herself have friends.It works well enough, until Ian and his kinda sister Brandy show up at her high school and her life as a social outcast ends. Ian just refuses to let her be.I have to say, I like Ian a lot-even though he does drop right into the middle of the stereo typical YA hero pool. The main thing I wanted more of from him was something to make him Ian. Not have him easily confused in my mind with more than half a dozen other YA heroes that I've read---and liked. The other thing I wanted, and felt would have helped this story get a more emotional connection from me, the reader, was a stronger, more swoon worthy romance between Ian and Alison. It was alright, mostly because I get the author didn't want the love to over shadow the plot as a whole; but I believe adding tension and more depth to the romance would have made this a better read for me.Ian's family and the other secondary characters were good too. I loved getting to know about them, and there are a few I wish we would have gotten the chance to know more about. Even the bad guys were pretty good.I have to say, one of my biggest issues with Atlantis Rising, and the reason it's only getting a 3.5 star rating, is that as well written and entertaining as it was, there felt like a lot of parts that didn't do anything for the overall story. It dragged in places and I found myself skimming over those parts. If those unneeded parts had been cut, the flow would have been much better.My biggest issue with this book was how easily Alison just excepted everything. Learning about her people, her power, her real family and the tragic massacre of her clan, the true story of Atlantis and just how dangerous and deadly the big bad really is.She didn't have a freak out or even a real moment of doubt. Even when she was a young girl and told by a stranger that she would be hunted and her whole family put in danger, or when she was almost killed by a bad guy henchmen! It's just not realistic, for me anyways.These last two reasons are the reason why this book only got a 3.5 star rating from me.A side note is that there didn't seem to really be a definite wrap up of the book. What I mean by that is that I can't tell if Atlantis Rising is a 1 off book or the start to a series. Anyone got the answer to that one? LOLOverall I'd recommend this book to those who want something different and good in the YA paranormal fantasy realm of reading :)

  • Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose)
    2019-04-05 03:29

    Cover Thoughts-This is one of my favorite covers. Something about it feels so ethereal. Even though you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover I'm drawn to it, and I knew just from looking at it that I would love it.First Thought-The blurb gives off no hint to what the book actually has in store for you. Looking at the cover I think i'm in for something magical and the blurb doesn't really give me the whole affect. I had no idea what to expect from this novel.Review-The first part of the novel explains why Alison needs to be invisible. Immediately I was sucked into her story of being adopted and not truly knowing who she is. All she knows is that she needs to stay invisible and unnoticed by everyone to keep her family safe. Alison has a very strong, special talent that no else seems to have. She is a thoughtmaker. In the beginning, you learn that she originates from the people of Atlantis by a strange encounter. From that moment on she transforms from the outgoing popular girl into blending in the shadows. Further in the story she meets people liker her, and begins to crush on the handsome Ian Palmer. No longer can she stay unnoticed when Ian is determined to be with her. They call themselves the dewing. She finally finds people like her who don't want to hurt her or her family. Unfortunately, there's a traitor among them who reports finding her to the evil Sebastian. Alison has to take revenge for her mother and learns that being dewing has its downsides and its benefits. Being dewing means you have perfect memory, your own special ability (like being a thoughtmaker), and are able to fight with your energy. One of the most interesting things that the dewing do is called being likenessed. It is being bonded eternally. Atlantis Rising has romance, action, and adventure. Some bonds are broken and some are made. Atlantis Rising is very original paranormal idea. I always strive to read or discover something new and this was it. I never heard of the dewing or read anything like this, and I can't wait to read more.Overall Readability-If you enjoy a good young adult paranormal romance, this is a good choice. It's a fantastic page turner. and easy to empathize with every character. And... it's original, meaning none of your typical vampire, werewolf, witch, fae stuff. The feeling of this novel reminds me alot of popular paranormal series Paranormalcy. The characters are lovable and unique. It has everything you would need in a teen paranormal romance. My Final Thought-I really hope this novel is to become part of a series. I want to learn more about the dewing and the adventures Alison has to face. 4 out of 5 Haunted RosesYou can see more of my reviews herehttp://thehauntedrose.blogspot.com/

  • Lindy
    2019-03-31 02:23

    My Thoughts:Atlantis Rising was a magical story that came to life for me. I loved the fact that this fantasy used the mythology of Atlantis as the premise. I have never read a story like this one, and appreciated its uniqueness. I love when a book can offer me a wonderful escape filled with imagination, entertainment, and the need to turn the pages quickly.Altantis Rising is about the descendants of Atlantis. These offspring blend in to human society, but live longer lives, age slower, have photographic memories, and exceptional abilities that deal with their mind and essence. Alison was raised by a loving adoptive human family, but always knew that she was different. She had the ability to place thoughts in to other people's minds. When she was young, she was warned by another of her kind, that she must blend in with those around her, or she would bring danger to herself and her loved ones.Her senior year she meets cousins, Ian and Brandy. Even though she tries to avoid them, they are always in her path. They both inform her that they are part of the Dewing (Descendants of Atlantis). Ian and Brandy take Alison under their wing and teach her both how to develop her abilities and defend herself. The time has come for the three of them to try to take down a corrupt Dewing interested in taking control and enslaving human kind. I enjoyed the romance between Alison and Ian, but would have liked that aspect of the story to be more fully explored and developed. There was flirtation and chemistry between these two characters, but no follow through, which was disappointing. Brandy was a fun, vibrant, loyal, and friendly character. I could easily see her being my best friend. I was intrigued by all of the different abilities the Dewing possessed. There were thought makers, sensation makers, healers, futuretellers, thoughtseers, erasers, confidants, and many other amazing powers! This story had the right amount of action, suspense, intrigue, mystery, and danger! I look forward to seeing what book Ms. Craw writes next. My Rating:I give, Altlantis Rising, by Gloria Craw 3.5 Magical, Imaginative, Fun, and Suspense-Filled Stars. If you are looking for a solid fantasy read that is unique, and a real page turner, read Atlantis Rising.My Favorite Quote:"There are two kinds of emotional pain. The pain of loving and letting go, and the pain of never loving at all." (eARC, Loc. 2891)*To Read More Book Reviews, Visit A Bookish Escape at http://www.abookishescape.com

  • Lauren
    2019-04-13 22:08

    * I received this book for free by Entangled Teen for an honest review. *Reading the summary for this book had me wanting to read this novel, so I more than happily jumped at the chance to do a review when asked. I'm really glad I did! The fact that this story was based on Atlantis, or rather it's people, is the main point that pulled me in the most. I would love to find more books based on Atlantis, but I will take what I can get. However, the fact that it was based on Atlantis, a very mysterious and magical place, I expected to see a little more about the mythical culture. This has to be one of the biggest let downs of the story in my opinion. We have a little explanation of what happened to Atlantis and a little explanation of it's people, but that is all we get. Other than a few differences between humans and dewings, there is not much mentioned about either the Civilization or it's people. If I could suggest any changes to this story, that would probably be the biggest, just to have more of such a fascinating civilization explored. With that being said, I really enjoyed this book. I started off a little disappointed in the beginning, not only was the aspect of Atlantis not really used, but the beginning was a little slow. It had the same beginning as many YA novels: Ordinary girl is attracted to the mysterious new kids. But soon the story began to pick up and I couldn't wait to see where it was going. I began to do something I love when reading, I fell in love with the characters. Each character was different and had a specific personality, even the side characters stood out from each other. The story was quite interesting and entertaining to read. I don't know if this is going to be a series or a stand alone, but I wouldn't mind reading more from this writer. Especially if I get to learn what happens to these characters. If you're looking for a new story to read with fun characters then try reading this one!A longer review will be posted on my blog! http://betweenthepages14.blogspot.com/

  • Elaine
    2019-03-22 04:02

    This is a totally engaging story of super powered teens and family against age old foes. The young lady who is the heroine of this tale entered the foster care system as a young child and has no idea about her natural parents or what happened to them. She was passed around for many years until the McKyes adopt her and she learnt to love them. Three years ago a stranger in a park told her why she felt different - it seems she’s a Dewing, a descendent of a superhuman species who were the original Atlantians. He knows she has special powers that she keeps secret. He also warned her that others were searching for her and that her adopted family would be in danger because of her. She decides to hide in plain sight, dresses in drab clothes, wears thick rimmed glasses and tries not to draw attention to herself in any way. Then two new students start at her school - Brandy and Ian. Brandy won’t let her slip into the background and Ian points out that doing so actually makes her more noticed and talked about as this isn’t typical teenage behaviour. On top of that, Ian is undeniably hot and determined not to let her ignore him! It seems this trio are fated to work together to save their species, but can they do so and if so, how?The characters are believable, even with their special talents. Their emotions, reactions and experiences are related in a manner which helps readers empathise with them. The storyline is powerful and it is a real page turner story which I didn’t want to put down. I also think this could easily become part of a series - and I really hope it does. I’d like to read more about what happens in the future to the characters in this story! It is a great book, highly recommended by me for teens and young adults, too!I read an ARC of this book and suspect some aspects, such as the names of characters, may change in the published version. Thanks to the author and publishers, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

  • Tanya
    2019-04-11 22:19

    T & G Book Boutique Reviewshttp://tgbookboutique.blogspot.comThis book was published by Entangled Teen, so of course it had to be good! Atlantis Rising was unlike any book I have ever read. The cover, although very beautiful, is a bit misleading. Yes, we all know the story of Atlantis, the underwater city that disappeared centuries ago where it is said mermaids live, but we get a different story from our main character. I don’t want to talk about their capabilities without giving too much away, but I will say this, they are most definitely no mermaids. What Alison is, is a completely different species. I love how the author mixes the myth of Atlantis into a more realistic theme relating to this century.Alison is a curious character. She has always known that she was different and that she had some real power. Alison is adopted, and she knows it. The poor doll spent most of her early life bouncing from one foster home to another, until she was found by her current family, whom she completely adores. Three years before she discovered exactly what she was. In order to protect her family, she blends in and aims to be unseen by people who want her dead. Alison has a really big heart and she wants only to protect the people she loves. She is doing a good job at remaining hidden that is until Ian and Brandi stroll into her life. They are different, maybe just like her kind of different. I love the fact that Ms. Craw dives deep into Alison’s life, but of those characters around her as well. This book was not what I was expecting, but it was a good surprise. Kind of like when you order a dress online and it finally arrives and it fits WAY better than you ever expected it to. I seriously enjoyed this book so much! I am not sure if this book is part of a series, but I can definitely see the potential for it to turn into more than a standalone book. I recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for a bit of a surprise.~G

  • Inah (The Bibliophile Confessions)
    2019-04-06 05:10

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

  • Shannon (Once Upon a Twilight)
    2019-04-06 02:00

    *received an ARC from publisher in exchange for my honest review*I liked this one; it was paranormal but staying away from the creatures of the night. The title alone dragged me in--Atlantis Rising. Greek mythology is my one bookish weakness and the title and cover just screamed “read me!” And I thoroughly enjoyed it!What I liked most was how unconventional things were. Paranormal genre but no vampires or werewolves, Luke’s a Clan Chief but possesses no leadership skills and is a frail character, Ian is the main man who isn’t typically portrayed. Brandi, who after losing her likeliness (AKA soul mate), goes through a change I haven’t read about in YA paranormal before. I could go on, but you get the point. The characters weren’t typical, and it made them believable and real to me.Granted, the book wasn’t what I expected after reading the summary but it was just as good. The build up throughout the story has you excited for the big bang, which definitely came, and now I'm left with questions. However, I’ve noticed there isn’t an indication of this being a series which is disappointing. Though Atlantis Rising ended contently, with the big knot tied up, there are still a lot of little things left loose and there's definitely things which screams that this will be a series.I did find it hard to connect to the characters, so when certain things happened to them, I found myself not emotionally invested in them, but despite that it was a good read. Everything else was well written and original that I hardly took notice of the little blip.Overall: This was a satisfying read which I would recommend to fans of paranormal.

  • ~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
    2019-03-31 03:10

    In the genre of paranormal, books about Atlantis, conspiracies, and people with supernatural powers are staples. It's often difficult to find a unique story, and because of that, gems end up standing out quite a bit. This is one of those stories, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it!Even from the first chapter, this story felt different and fresh. From the writing style to the characters' personalities, this book offered a new story, and actually left me guessing what would happen next. Each character was distinctive and interesting as well. It was easy to identify with Alison's individuality and strength, which I loved watching grow from a quiet ember to a raging fire. Mixed with Ian's incredible character, they were an amazing match. To add another dynamite personality, the sweet and lovable Brandy, who was probably one of my favorite parts of the story. Overall, this is definitely a book I'd recommend to anyone who's a fan of good writing, paranormal adventure, fantasy and romance.*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author via YA Bound Book Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.

  • Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
    2019-03-30 01:28

    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!

  • Cait
    2019-04-14 05:02

    I received an Advanced Galley Copy for review from Entangled Teen Publishing (Thank you!)This story was so cute. I didn't want it to end, but I also think this may be the start of a series?So in complete "judge a book by its cover" fashion, I thought this book would be about mermaids. I don't know why or where I drew that conclusion. I was pleasantly surprised by the story. There was a small amount of time at the very beginning where I thought I could be reading mermaid Twilight. Thankfully, this story and Allison, the protagonist, have brains and a strong sense of self. The flirty romantic bits were really cute and I never found them unnecessary like I sometimes do with teen books. Allison never seemed to be throwing herself at Ian. They were simply brought together through shared circumstance. The "Children of Atlantis" thing is cool, and reminded me of Percy Jackson.I would recommend this book to fans of the Lux series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, and Disney's Atlantis movies.

  • Victoria
    2019-04-10 02:25

    I enjoyed this book, it had a different and fresh type to it-beyond the normal vampire, warewolf, angels, demons, half whatevers. so I was pleasantly surprised by it. A young girl believes she must hide to keep her adoptive family safe-they are the only ones who stuck it out with her and truly care for her. she believes if shes boring and uninvolved no one would notice her in school but truly people just wonder whats wrong with her. She finds that she is one of the last in her clain and she is being hunted. She has the strongest ability but being raised by humans has made her weak, so she must overcome her fears and she could be the only one to beat the evil one who has set out to kill all her clain plus make the humans his servants. Its a good and pretty quick read :)dewings. age-old war. likeness. destiny.

  • Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
    2019-04-07 00:27

    I thought Atlantis Rising was a very intriguing idea; it took me a little time to get into the story. After I figured out what was going on I could not put the book down. I wanted to know more of what was going on in Alison’s life but also her species as a whole. I always like to look for character development while reading and I defiantly saw some in with in Alison and her friends. I also liked that I was wrong about some things in the story and didn’t see some of the twists; I was surprised about whom the mole in the story was and I was wrong about Connor, Alison’s lab partner. Ms. Craw did a great job in writing a story that engaged me until the very end and I truly hope there is another book in the series. I would love to see what is in store for Alison and her friends next!!!

  • Alyssa
    2019-03-22 02:21

    3.5 StarsOverall, 'Atlantis Rising' was a well written book. It was plotted out quite well, no scene was wasted. There were close knit families, deep friendships, and a smidge of romance. Mind battles, physical fights, and plenty of mystery. I'm so glad I picked this one up and am looking forward to a sequel where I can *hopefully* learn more about the dewing and Allison's mysterious powers. Recommended for anyone looking for fantasy, slightly urban, or a good story involving mind powers and saving the world! 3.5 stars. I recieved a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

  • Caitlin Bauer
    2019-04-06 06:01

    Received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.ATLANTIS RISING was a surprisingly enjoyable and fresh YA read! The characters were strong, complex, and well developed. Alison and Ian have great chemistry and this is one of the few reads in the YA genre where their relationship seems to take a natural progression. Insta-attraction, but not roll-your-eyes insta-love. Well done.Gloria Craw rocked the world building and pacing as well. Would love to read more of this world and these characters. Definitely stands out from the crowd. Definitely recommend!

  • Arianna
    2019-04-07 23:20

    Honestly I adored this book!!!! That is simply the only way to put how I feel about it. Gloria craw did a spectacular job of taking an old myth and Turing it into something new a intriguing. As a compliance reader who has read a great deal of books in her lifetime this will probably become one of my favorites. I highly recomend this book to anyone looking for a fun, captivating, I-can't-put-this-down book to read!!!!!

  • YA Reads Book Reviews
    2019-04-08 23:02

    Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.The first thing I want to discuss about Atlantis Rising is the cover. I went into this book knowing that it wasn’t about mermaids, but the cover might be a little confusing to someone who hasn’t read the synopsis. So, this is your up front warning that Atlantis Rising is not about mermaids.Atlantis Rising was a good read full of action, adventure, and a simmering romance. The characters were intriguing; I especially enjoyed Ian’s character [; Overall, the book always left me feeling curious as to what was going to happen next.In terms of characters, I did enjoy them. However, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the main character, Alison. She was a little too strung tight and stressed out. Not that she didn’t have every right to be, it was just a little too much at times. I also didn’t overly care for her back and forthness with Ian. Sometimes, she wanted him. Other times, she couldn’t allow herself to be with him. I just wanted her to make up her mind already.Another thing that slightly bothered me was the lack of plot settings. I felt like we kept jumping into the same scenes over and over again. They would be in class, Alison would be eating tofu lasagna, Alison would be putting a thought in someone’s head, they would be at Ian’s house or at the book store. Each time we revisited those settings, it felt like the same exact thing was happening as in the setting prior to it. I wanted more diversity of settings and occurrences.The big showdown at the end of the book was action packed and interesting. I did feel like it was a little rushed and maybe leaned a bit more on the younger side of YA during that time. However, it built itself up nicely for the second book.On a more positive side, Atlantis Rising was very easy to read. I demolished in just a couple days, which can sometimes be difficult for me. It had an intriguing storyline, as well as characters.Overall, I thought that Atlantis Rising was a solid read. I feel like there’s probably some more room for improvement, but I’m betting that Atlantis Quest is going to start out with a bang. I would definitely recommend this to YA paranormal fans.