Atlantis Rising (Atlantis Rising Series #1)

Atlantis Rising (Atlantis Rising Series #1)

by Gloria Craw

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ISBN-13: 9781633753051
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Series: Gloria Craw's Atlantis Rising Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,246,538
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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. www.gloriacraw.com

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Atlantis Rising 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
BiblioJunkies More than 1 year ago
Atlantis Rising makes it onto my best of 2015 list (so far).  I was in a heck of a reading slump until Entangled sent me this unknown book by an unknown author and I figured, what the heck.  Holy Thor, this book drew me in like Chris Helmsworth's abs and kept me just as captivated.  I love the cast of characters - Alison, Ian and Brandy and all the supporting cast are great.  The story is engrossing and fun and the perfect way to spend a day.  If you enjoy paranormal YA, I cannot recommend this book enough.   Atlantis Rising is about a waning group of people who are the descendants of the inhabitants of Atlantis. Of course, there's the clueless heroine, the hottie hero, the fun, crazy BFF and of course, the completely psycho villain.  All pretty typical, but Craw puts it all together in a way that will have you laughing, crying and rooting for the good guys.  Craw's created a fascinating mythology of Atlantis, and I hope there are more stories to come!
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
The Atlantis Rising series was and quick series that caught me up right from the beginning - I just wanted to see more and more. Alison is different from the rest of the world. She has always felt it, but in the first part of the book we find out why she really is. As Alison discovers more about who and what she is, the reader is introduced to the concept of dewings. Magical beings that are each blessed with their own special skill. Alison's skill is one that is highly sought after and easily abused. Alison is introduced to the society and put under protection so the "bad guys" can't take her and force her to misuse her dewing ability. Along the way, she will have to choose between trying to lead a normal life and putting her "normal" family at risk or walk away to join her new dewing family and helping them bring the diverse and often combative dewing communities together. There are hints of romance, a lot of political-style intrigues, family drama, and heartache. It was an interesting story with a few slow moments. A lot of build up that sometimes let me down once we got to the end of it all. But there are two more books, and I can't wait to see where the drama is heading. **I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book**
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw! Alison works hard to not get noticed by anyone because she wants to blend in and stay invisible. Her adoptive parents love her tremendously and treat her well. She meets new students, Ian and Brandy, who start attending her school and, despite her best efforts, they become her friends. When she was younger, a stranger recognized her abilities and warned her to keep them secret. He also told Alison that she's an Atlantis descendant like he is. He noticed her when she used her thought transference ability while playing, which means she can give other people thoughts and then they follow through with them. For example, if someone shows interest in her, she makes them think she's boring and to not pay any attention to her. She fell and hit her head at school and is now having a difficult time using her transference ability. She discovers that Ian and Brandy are children of Atlantis also and they fill her in on her past and how she is being hunted by the man who killed her biological mother. Complex story and interesting characters make Atlantis Rising a great fantasy read; 5 stars!
onemused More than 1 year ago
“Atlantis Rising” was a surprising paranormal YA hit! I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I ended up really enjoying it. We follow Alison in the first person POV. Alison is 17 years old, adopted when she was little after a few years in foster care. The family that adopted her is amazing, and she loves them a lot. A few years ago, she learned from a stranger that she is not actually human but is instead Dewing, a descendent of Atlantis. Her abilities as a Dewing make her a target, and the stranger advises her to hide to protect herself and her family. Scared by the revelations, Alison has done her best to make herself invisible and fly under the radar. That is, until at school, the new students are unsusceptible to her method of pushing suggestions into their minds and they refuse to ignore her. Alison finds herself pulled in by their charms and learns more about the Atlantians than she knew was possible. The flow of the story was perfect- we learn about this whole other (but very similar) species at the same time Alison does, and her perspective is great. She’s neither too trusting nor too reticent, so the plot continues moving at the right pace. She primarily learns about this culture and abilities from Ian and Brandy, who are posing as high school students, but she also learns from their parents to an extent, so we get a broader idea of the community. Alison’s scope is limited, and the plot flows extremely well and quickly because of it. It would be interesting to learn more about the species and their history, although we do get some by what is taught to (and relevant to) Alison. I found the idea of the Atlantians really fascinating and believable (in terms of paranormal), and I am really loving this series! The relationship between Ian and Alison is a nice of balance of getting-to-know-you and teenage lust, although it does take a backseat overall to the larger plot of the story. And good news for people who don’t like cliffhangers, because this book sets up for the rest of the series with an ending that feels complete! I really loved how a whole story happens in this one book and we get closure, but since the characters were so much fun, I can’t wait to see where they will go in the future books. Overall, this was an enthralling paranormal series that I look forward to continuing! Please note that I received a copy from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the plot was well developed until the ending. Anticlimactic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This THE BEST book i have ever read.
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grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Alison McKye is trying to be invisible to the world. She wants to protect her adopted family. She's different. She's one of the children of Atlantis. The evil man who killed her parents is searching for her. He wants her power and will kill anyone who is in his way. Will she survive? This is an exciting story. The characters are amazing. I liked Allison. She's smart and capable. I love a strong heroine. When she meets other dewing, the excitement ramped up. Ian Palmer, her dewing classmate, helps her accept what's happening and protects her from harm while she learns to use her powers. I loved their connection with its touch of romance. The secondary characters add so much depth to this story. They explained to Allison her family history as well as that of Atlantis. They are engaged in a war for survival and they need her to win. I enjoyed Lillian, Alison's boss. She was more than she appeared. This is a fast paced and exciting story that captured my imagination. What a wild and exciting ride. Gloria Craw did a wonderful job. I couldn't put down Atlantis Rising.
BooksbyNightMommybyDay More than 1 year ago
**I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review** 3 stars! Alison McKye is different…she’s invisible, or at least that what she makes people think.  She achieves that by wearing non-descript clothes, thick rimmed glasses, and keeping her head down – that and she literally can push thoughts into other’s minds and they react.  She noticed she was different from the age of 8 that she could push thoughts into someone’s mind, she never got sick, and she has a photographic memory.  Being adopted, she’s never known why she had these differences – never known anyone from her biological family.  But she loves her adopted parents and brother – they’ve always supported her and made her feel like even though she has the keep her head down at school, that she can always be herself with them. On her first day of her senior year in high school, Alison comes up against something she’s never faced before – a new boy Ian and his cousin Brandy who won’t take no for an answer.  They refuse to accept her invisibility.  But she can tell they are hiding something also – although she wants no part in finding out what that is.  So when she gets stuck with an English project with Ian, she is forced to go outside her comfort zone and learn about the mysterious Ian and Brandy.  And what she finds out goes beyond what she ever could have thought possible – she’s actual part of an ancient race from the depths of Atlantis, a Dewing.  She is a Thoughtmaker that can change the Dewing race forever.  With a war raging, every side will do whatever it takes to either keep her safe, or use her power for evil…if only Alison knew which side truly wanted her for which task.  Struggling to place her trust in people she’s never met, but claim they want to protect her and help her learn about her heritage and powers, she sets off on a journey that will forever change her. When I first started reading Atlantis Rising, Alison really confused me, talking to herself about pushing thoughts into random people’s minds – but once she explains meeting another man when she was 14 who somehow knew what she could do, it fell more into place.  I thought it was a great new take on someone of the sea, but not a mermaid (in fact, the story never even has any of the Dewing even NEAR the water).  I also really liked Ian and Brandy’s characters – they were very easy to like and they were kind to anyone, humans and Dewings alike.  And while I thought the romance between Ian and Alison was cute, unfortunately, that’s where my list of “likes” sadly ends.  Alison’s plans are constantly changing, which drove me crazy – for such a seemingly smart, self-sufficient young-lady, she can never make up her mind.  And some of the explanations of the “whose” or the “what’s” regarding either the enemy Dewing or why they have/ are doing something was sadly lacking.  Also, the book just seem to end – there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of resolve on what was going to happen to Alison once they have overcome their obstacles – it felt like it just stopped.  Is her journey ongoing (another book), or did she just live happily ever after (only this one book)…?  It was definitely an interesting book, but it simply felt like a lot of detail was overlooked or left out.  Overall, a decent and quick read, but would have loved to learn more about the Dewings and what else is in store for them.
JLointheburbs More than 1 year ago
I originally purchased this book for the purpose of previewing it before purchasing it for the teens in my life. I myself loved it! The character of Alison touched my soul. The author did a great job of conveying Alison as what sadly has become the "typical teen", the teen on the outside looking in. The teen who wants to fit in but can't. The teen who does not want to be noticed as no good ever comes of that. I loved the "human" side of Alison more than the "Atlantis" side of Alison. Great job done in the writing of this tale in conveying the main characters sense of wanting more in life but afraid to reach out for it. Loved Brandy - popular, well liked, a crowd of teens reaching out to be her friend. Brandy reaches out to Alison, and changes her life, not only as a member of the "Atlantis" family but also as a member of the human race.If only there were more teens like Brandy at high school, what a difference it would make to so many kids who live in the shadows, afraid to seek the sun. This is a great read for adults and teens alike. I really enjoyed the story line, the characters, the dialog and most of all the spot on description of the feelings and emotions of each character. Gloria - please tell us that the story of Ian and Alison does not end here!
JeepinJaime More than 1 year ago
 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!
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
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!
JenLBW More than 1 year ago
When I was a kid I had a huge obsession with Atlantis. The whole idea of this sunken island was fascinating. I would watch those shows where they would dive and look for things. Atlantis Rising takes that story and gives it a unique twist. I like the idea of how the Island sunk and that the Atlantians (which are referred to Dewing) are  just living among us. I really enjoyed the characters. I liked how even though Allison is the star of the show, you find yourself connected to Ian and Brandy. There were parts that really pulled at my heart strings that weren’t necessarily involving Allison. I also liked the strong adult influence of Spencer, Katherine and Lillian. They were not perfect but they were not evil and supportive for the most part. They seemed to accept Ian’s fate but they also explained how their brains worked a little differently than humans.  At first Allison drove me a little batty because I didn’t understand how she thought what she was doing would make her disappear. I loved that Ian called her on it. I think she just has this extreme reaction to things for some reason but she is also fiercely loyal. I loved how much she cared about her adoptive family and would do anything to protect them.  I loved the plot. The idea that there is this complete society overlapping is fascinating. Not only that but getting down to the differences between the Dewing and Humans and how they interact with other Emotionally, Socially and Physical in a way (I’m thinking likeness). I’m not sure if there are going to be more books but I felt like this could have spread out to even at least two books. I think it was difficult to cram all of this into just one book and therefore gave certain parts that kind of rushed feeling. I felt like this was a unique and interesting YA read. I think if your looking for a different mythology this would definitely be one to pick up. I wish it had been spread across two books to give it a little more flex room for things to develop but I figure the fact I want more is never a bad thing. I wouldn’t mind seeing more from this world. 
erinlee20 More than 1 year ago
I requested Atlantis Rising on a whim as I read the summary and thought it sounded interesting. I am happy that I did as I found myself enjoying this book and while there were some things that were frustrating, overall this was a solid story and one I found myself not wanting to put down. Alison has grown up an orphan and has found a family in the McKyes. About three years ago, she randomly met someone who knew exactly who she was and where she came from. After being warned to protect herself and hide, Alison makes the decision to withdraw and try to make herself a unnoticeable as possible. Unfortunately for her, it seems to backfire. Overall I liked Alison. I admit, I found it interesting that she would be so trusting and take the things that others tell her at face value, namely the Children of Atlantis. Despite this, I thought Alison was a well-developed character and she  I thought the other characters in this story were well developed too. Lillian, Brandy, and Ian all added to this story and I thought the interactions between all of these characters were believable.  Craw has developed an interesting world around the idea of Atlantis. The idea that there are these beings out there who blend in with humans and can manipulate them based on their specific abilities is an interesting one. I loved the idea of the different abilities from a healer, someone who can influence other's thoughts, and even someone who draws others to them. It is a fascinating idea. If you are interested in something different in the YA genre, definitely consider this book. I was glad to have come across it and while I had some challenges with the story, I enjoyed it and found myself turning the pages to find out what was going to happen.
ladytom More than 1 year ago
Curious. Mysterious. Keeps you guessing. I really loved how this an entirely new take on teens with specials powers. So many books these days about vampires and werewolves. I really like this original idea. I hope she writes more! If you like hybrid novels with mixed elements of sci-fi, romance, and fantasy this would be a great choice for you!
inahreads More than 1 year ago
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!
CatRobbins More than 1 year ago
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.
Gretchen_Gomez More than 1 year ago
**I received this ARC from Entangled Publishing for an honest review** 3-3.5/5stars This book was just okay to me. Alison is a 17 y/o girl who's adopted and has known that she was gifted from a young age but had kept it to herself. She later finds out that her biological mother was a powerful person and now Alison is last of her clan. And there is evil who want her. Now I had problems with the storyline, although I liked where the author was taking it, I just feel like it lacked originality. There was something missing. I felt confused with terms and meanings of the world. The characters were likable and cute but I found myself comparing them to other characters of books I have read. I was also comparing the Dewing's powers to other powers. I also felt like it was a little too "witchcraft" for me. And I didn't like feeling that was because it's ATLANTIS!!!! Don't get me wrong I loved reading the different powers of the characters, however I felt like it was too rushed when explaining what each person's speciality was and I kind of found myself going back to read what they're powers were like when they used them later on in the book. There was a part where I feel like could've made this book so badass, if the author would've detailed more the island of Atlantis and talking more about Sebastian and his evil doings. Instead I felt like it was briefly put into a few sentences and then I was expected to feel negative toward him. Overall though, I would recommend this book to people who like characters of Twilight and Lux and Atlantis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
At last, a new Atlantis legend adventure! 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.