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Atlas
     

Atlas

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by Becca C Smith
 

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Every four days. Commit one act of atrocity. Keep the balance or the planet dies.

Thrown into a reality she never could have imagined, Kala Hicks is pitted against the forces of good and evil. She must choose whether to save the world by doing the unthinkable, or sit back and let it burn. And four days later, she'll have to do it again.

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Every four days. Commit one act of atrocity. Keep the balance or the planet dies.

Thrown into a reality she never could have imagined, Kala Hicks is pitted against the forces of good and evil. She must choose whether to save the world by doing the unthinkable, or sit back and let it burn. And four days later, she'll have to do it again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493648375
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/16/2013
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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Atlas 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great first novel by Mr. Smith. I found his vision of 2066 disturbing, of course, but it was entirely realistic considering current trends. The main characters are people you want to care about and to find out what happens to them. I'm a big fan of speculative fiction and detective fiction and this book contributes to both genres. It compares quite favorably with J. D. Robb's "... in Death" series (with Philip and Victoria replacing Roark and Eve) as well as my own novel, "Crown of Creation."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The invisble guy is holding the sky up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hes already under the world. Lets go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out now! -Leaves- Retreat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Arnt yo bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Go to 'skylar' result two, thats where me and connor live"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rejoins the shadows.
Scoshie More than 1 year ago
Loved this novel. New spin on the Immortal Gods that works. Can't wait to read the next in the series. Well written and great characters. Love that the lead is a female and knows how to take care of herself and does it with out all the simpering that most people try to load on female leads. Good Job. Well worth a read.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book as part of a blog tour to give an honest review. So I have to only hope that maybe there is a book two in the works? I literally was sucked into this book from the beginning and did not want to put it down. I love Greek lore, and this one just blew me away.  The main character Kala Hicks is a no nonsense woman who is part of a special ops elite team.  After a night of drinking she finds her self in bed with Jack, and thinking that she is having hallucinations. But are they truly hallucinations? Then the team gets called out to do a mission unlike no other. The equipment they have is just awesome, and makes you wonder what exactly is going on. After the mission is done that is when Kala's life is turned upside more than it was before. Demons, Malaks, Angels, are all after her. She has a mission that has to be carried out or the world ends. How sucky is that? You get more a back story with Kala than you do with Jack. And I would have liked more of Jack only because of what he knows. I really enjoyed how Kala was a smart-a$$ even when she was face to face with the "King" of demons. I would have been shaking in my boots lol. The story line is very different than from others I have read and I liked that.  The story is fast paced, and it doesn't slow down not even when the count down begins! If you enjoy the paranormal, fantasy, Greek, a story that will keep you wanting to find out more as what is all going on? And an ending that makes you want more of the story than you have to get this book. 
D-B1 More than 1 year ago
A suspenseful, captivating, romantic free goodreads story Atlas by Becca C. Smith is a highly recommended read. Kala Hicks is part of an elite military team that is sent to stop the President of the United States from killing the lives of innocent people. Her commanding officer is none other than her secret boyfriend and soul mate, Jack Norbin. In a split second decision, the only way to stop the president is for Kala to take the death shot. As Kala goes unconscious, she is meeting with a supernatural Titan god, Atlas, who informs her that she now is his human form of the Atlas on Earth and has to commit one act of atrocity every four days or the world will end. Kala is chased by Demons trying to capture her so the world will end and angels to either help her or try to kill her so they can become the new Atlas. Kala finds out her act of atrocity is to kill her soul mate Jack Norbin. Talon, a special elite angel, tries to equip Kala in ways of battling her enemies. Will Kala be able to continue to battle the angels and demons? Will Kala find a way of not having to kill her soul mate Jack? Will the world end in four days? Read the exhilarating, fast paced supernatural adventure highly recommended story Atlas by Becca C. Smith.
Tina_Chan More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED the plot of Atlas. Becca Smith has written a novel that is unique, fresh and captivating for the YA genre. I loved how Smith blends mythology with angels and demons into the modern day world in Atlas.  The set up of the novel is simple enough: Atlas (a mythological being/god) is burdened with the responsibility of carrying the world. However, many centuries ago, Atlas had tricked a human into taking his place, and thus Atlas has been relieved of his job and the human has to bear the burden of the world (not literally.) The job of the Atlas-replacement person (also known as Atlas) is to prevent the apocalypse from happening by saving the world every four days--which, as you can imagine, isn't an easy task. The consequences of past Atlases failing to save the world every four days can be seen in history: the Black Death, World Wars, etc. In the end, the Atlas always managed to save the world in time before the apocalypse truly happens and Earth becomes a living hell. The only way a new human can take the place of the current Atlas (human) is by killing the current Atlas.  So naturally, Kala, the main character, feels as if her world has been flipped upside down when she kills the suicidal President only to discover that he was the current Atlas, and, as a result, Kala is now the new Atlas. Perhaps I should mention that Kala is a sniper working for the secret service as well. Worlds collide as Kala struggles to adjust to accepting the fact that magic is real. And that Demons and Angels exist. And that these supernatural beings are all after her. The Demons want to prevent her from completing her mission in 4 days, thus bringing upon the apocalypse (aka, their version of heaven.) Meanwhile, the Angels want to ensure that Kala completes her mission or have a trained to-be Atlas kill her and take her place (as it turns out, there are mortals all over the world that has spent their lives training to accept the "honor" of being Atlas.) The only catch? Kala's first save-the-world-mission happens to be killing Jack--her one true love and also the human next in line to be Atlas until Kala messes things up by shooting the President. I love how the plot is all twisted, but not too complicated to follow. Also, I enjoyed the character growth Kala undergoes throughout the novel. Although Kala doesn't express a lot of emotions, I like her character quite a bit. She's very logical, calm and collected.  The pacing was perfect--spot on! The other characters were all fun to read about, though none were as "deep" as Kala. The writing was mostly smooth, although there were a a few awkward lines here and there. I guess my only real "complaint" is that Kala sounded like a teenage even though she was supposed to be an adult. I guess all I am saying is that the words/phrases she used doesn't sound like something an adult would say. But really, that's not a problem if I just pretend Kala is an older teen (who happens to work for the secret service, lol.) Although I categorized this novel to be a YA book, this is probably aimed towards older readers (14+).  Normally I would've rated this book 4 stars, but I decided to give it 4.5 stars simply because the plot was so unique (and I love mythology spin offs.) I devoured this book in 2 days!