Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw Book Review & Blog Tour

Title: Atlantis Rising
Author: Gloria Craw
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC ebook
Pages: 352
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Amazon Summary
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…


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.

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 Roses

1st prize- Signed Book, ten dollar gift card to Barnes and Noble, Atlantis Rising notepad, pendant, signed bookmark and pen. (US only)
2nd prize- Signed Book, Atlantis Rising notepad, pendant, signed bookmark and pen. (US only)
Runners Up (3 total)- Atlantis Rising notepad, signed bookmark and pen. (US only)
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Author Information
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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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