Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw ~ Blog Tour Review (by Jaime!) and Giveaway!

Tour hosted by YA Bound

By Gloria Craw
Published on January 6, 2015
Published by Entangled Teen
Source: Galley for review
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… 

My Thoughts

 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!

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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Tour Schedule

January 6:
Mom With A Kindle - Character Profile: Alison
I Read Indie - Character Profile: Brandy

January 7:
Bad Bird Reads - Review
The Haunted Rose - Review

January 8:
The Book Harbor Reviews - Character Profile: Ian

January 9:
Imagine a World - Review
ReadWriteLove28 - Review
Book Briefs - Review

January 12:
Ashley's Paranormal Book Blog - Http:// - Promo Post

January 13:
The Perks of being a Book Nerd - Character Profile: Nikki

January 14:
Watcha Reading - Excerpt
Sunrise Avenue - Review

January 15:
The Book Rogue - - Review
The Book Bratz  - - Review
Meredith & Jennifer's Musings - - Review
deal sharing aunt - - Promo Post
Du Livre – – Promo Post
K-Books - – Review

Dizneeee's World of Books - - Review*
Jillian's Books - – Review*
The Best Books Ever - - Review*
Bookish Delights – - Review*
Stuck In YA Books - - Review*

January 16:
The Phantom Paragrapher - - Review
The Shadow Realm - - Review
Miss Little Book Addicts YA House of Books – - Review

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