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About the Author
C.A. Gray is the author of three YA Amazon bestselling trilogies: PIERCING THE VEIL (magic and quantum physics meet Arthurian legends), THE LIBERTY BOX (dystopian metaphysics and mind control technology), and UNCANNY VALLEY (dystopian coming-of-age with neuroscience and super intelligent A.I). She starts with some scientific concept that she’s interested in learning more about herself, and then creates lots of epic chaos and high-stakes action to go along with it. Her stories are free of gratuitous violence, language, and sexual content, and she abhors depressing endings… but they’re not all kittens and rainbows either. She also reads and reviews audiobooks on her website (www.authorcagray.com), Goodreads, Instagram, and on her podcast, Clean Audiobook Reviews, where she also occasionally interviews other authors. By day, C.A. Gray practices naturopathic medicine, podcasts, and writes medical non-fiction under her maiden name (Dr. Lauren Deville). She lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband Frank, and together they maintain an occasionally contentious film review blog (under her real name: Lauren Baden. Three names. Yes.) She’s kind of the queen of multitasking—so in her spare time, she creates whatever meals or crafts she found most recently on Pinterest, drinks lots of coffee (Aeropress btw) and occasional wine (reds—and she saves the corks for craft projects), works out (while listening to audiobooks), and studies the Bible—about half of the podcasts on Christian Natural Health are scripture meditations. She does sleep, too. Promise. Join her newsletter for best-of-the-month reads, freebies and giveaway information, as well as new releases! http://eepurl.com/F3rof
What a start! The Atlantis Bloodline by C.A. Gray, it had me from the prologue. I loved the scene descriptions and the feelings evoke in me on every page. It is a treat from the beginning to the end, with its rich flavor of fantasy. Magic, runes, love and hate are mingled amongst the lines of this story. The first part of the book is all in the main character i.e., Ada. Then, it continues pretty much the same, this time with the view of the male character Kai. It gives the reader a more profound understanding of the depth of each character and makes the plot endearing. This story is beautifully written and beautifully told. The Atlantis Bloodline by C.A. Gray, is a must have for every home in the world. Those reader who like fantasy, magic, adventure, romance and redemption will love this book. I received a free copy from Silver Dagger in exchange for an honest review.
Ada Edwards doesn’t have much but her father and their little apartment in Kansas City. But one night she sees rock star Kaison, Kai, Hughes. This leads to him pursuing her and her falling in love with him. But there is so much more to this story. Kai is part of a secret group called the Elioud and Ada is the last of the Maia bloodline. Kai has been giving the take to bring Ada into the group and in exchange he will get one wish which he will use to free his sister. It sounds simple enough but Kai finds himself falling in love with Ada. Kai is torn on who to save and how to do it. This is an amazing story of families, Atlantis, magical abilities, and love. Ada is an amazing girl who sees the good in everyone. She is naïve to the world and wants to help people. I personally loved how she might have wanted more but she was still happy with what she had. This is such a fresh approach to a lot of YA fiction I read. I also really enjoyed how there were some tender moments but it’s not light Ada and Kai were trying to crawl in each other’s pants every time they looked at each other. I can only take so much of that. The romance was sweet and strained but still has a glimmer of maybe working out. I really liked this story and recommend it to anyone that likes the paranormal YA stories. The plot was captivating and I had a hard time putting this book down to cook dinner and to try to get some sleep for work the next day. I have read a couple of CA Gray’s stories and recommend them to any fan of YA paranormal stories. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to share my opinion.
The Atlantic Bloodlines is a story of hard times on both sides of the tracks. Ada Edwards is a girl trying to juggle poverty and school. She only has her dad and lives a simple life. When she meets Kai a famous lead singer she can’t believe he could be interested in someone like her. She’s smitten right from the start but the feelings aren’t one-sided. Kai is rich and famous but his life isn’t his own. He’s a member of a secret organisation who has a motive when it comes to Ada. Kai doesn’t want to like her. What he does want is to free his sister from her cruel match. When Kai and Ada spend time together they realise the other has something more than they know. What starts as a mission could be a way to a better life for them both. Fantasy and suspense twist this story into an interesting tale. Each bit of the puzzle shows a cruel world with a spark of hope. The Atlantis Bloodline mixes mythology with romance. It’s a real page-turner. I haven’t read anything like this before and I enjoyed how the story unfolds. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
What I Loved: I loved the fun YA plot of a girl being chased by a rock star. It was a cute way for the two of them to meet and begin to interact. I loved the struggle that Kai faced as the story unfolded. His feelings towards Ada or his duty to the society? Will their love prevail? How I Felt: The Characters: The main characters in The Atlantis Bloodline are Ada and Kai. I enjoyed their interaction and romance. Their connection felt real and I was invested in their relationship. Ada is wonderful. She has this huge heart and watching her fall in love was great. Kai is this swoon-worthy teen-age heartthrob that YA readers will love! He’s a rockstar, but also has a BIG secret! The Writing: I found The Atlantis Bloodline to be such an easy read. I was invested from the first page and couldn’t put it down, thanks to the writing. C.A. Gray found a way to quickly immerse me in the story with great writing and an intro that hooked me! The Plot: Kai is a super famous rockstar, but also part of the Elioud, a super-secret group descended from an Atlantean bloodline. He is tasked with finding a descendant from the lost line of Maia. It turns out Ada is the one he’s been looking for. This story is filled with so much more than romance. There’s a paranormal element that takes the reader deep into the underworld. Overall: This was a great story with wonderful writing and characters that you fall in love with. To Read or Not To Read: I would recommend The Atlantis Bloodline for YA readers that enjoy retellings and romance. This is a clean romance. I was provided an advanced reader's copy of this book. I am leaving my review voluntarily.