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Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Review/Blog Tour- Shades of Atlantis


Published by Omnific Publishing
Released in 2010
Source- publisher for review
4.5 stars- I Enjoyed It

Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn't quite fit in...in Camden, or anywhere else.

Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town. While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous...and deadly.

When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It's there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her - secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well. Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves (quoted from Goodreads).

A fabulous mythology, rich history, a great love story mixed with some great action scenes makes Shades of Atlantis a wonderful gem of a read.

There were a couple times while reading this story I couldn't help but think of another well known YA book, BUT the way in which Carol writes and owns her unique, refreshing story quickly pulled me right back into the story. I enjoyed the world building and the setting which goes from the east coast, to London and then to Ireland. Let's talk about the romance! Though at times it may seem cheesy, the chemistry between Triona and Caleb is sizzling, intense and captivating. I loved the theme of soul mates and destiny.

I really enjoyed the characters, not just Triona and Caleb, as all the characters have their flaws and that's what makes them seem normal and real, even though some of the characters have been around for decades. They make mistakes, they learn from their mistakes and move on. What I liked most about Triona is how strong willed she is, though I suppose she could be deemed stubborn. It helped her live up to what her character has to face. Caleb is like a knight in shinning armor, as he will do anything for Triona, especially risking his own life to protect her. Don't roll your eyes at that just yet, as this trait of nobility is so fitting of Caleb and is one of the things I loved most about his character.

I'm a huge sucker for history and I loved the rich history Carol gave her story with her spin on the lost city of Atlantis, King Arthur and Merlin. Carol makes her story even more fascinating by adding her Celtic lore, which I really enjoyed. Shades of Atlantis is a fabulous love story with a rich history and thrilling action. This is a book I highly recommend picking up!
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Please sure to visit these Carol's next stops on the following blogs-

Be sure to leave a comment on each site to be entered to win this fabulous prize pack (this giveaway is open internationally) and the winners will be announced on April 19th on Julie's site, A Tale of Many Reviews There will be 4 winners total. 2 prize pack winners and 2 ebook winners.


Thank you to Micha from Omnific Publishing for sending Shades of Atlantis and to Julie from, A Tale of Many Reviews for putting this fabulous tour together.

34 comments:

  1. Nice review! I too love history and Ireland especially!!

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  2. Bang on review about a great book!

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  3. I'm totally joining this one! :)

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  4. I have had this on my TBR list for several months, and I dying to get to it.

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  5. thanks for the review. Sounds like a great story.

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  6. Thank you so much for your comments! There is a lot more I'd like to say about the book, but I couldn't with out giving away spoilers. It's a great book and one I hope more people read. #TeamCaleb

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  7. I had not heard of this book before but now it is definitely a must read! Thanks for the review!

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  8. I really want to read this book. It's been on my wishlist for some time now.

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  9. The book is amazing and so is the author! Carol is a fantastic writer and I look forward to seeing many more wonderful things from her!

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  10. Great review! I totally agree with what you said about Caleb and how people shouldn't roll their eyes at your comment until they read the book! #TeamCaleb is right!

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  11. Emmie- I look forward to reading more of Carol's work as well!

    Pamela- Thank you! I really adore Caleb's character and I really loved the direction Carol took him in.

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  12. Good review. Shades of Atlantis sounds good. I like when there are shades of different myths working together in a story.

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  13. This sounds like a really good book!

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  14. I have had this one on my TBR list for awhile now. Thanks for the review...can't wait to read this one! :0)

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  15. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is on my TBR list, thanks for the review.
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  17. Great review. I am very excited for this one!

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  18. Great review! I cannot wait to read this one

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  19. Thinking I need to add this to my wishlist. So many books so little time to read them all. I may just push this one to the top of the list. Sounds very interesting.

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  20. Nice review of what sounds like a lovely book!

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  21. I'm certainly interested in this book. Running over to goodreads and adding it to TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win. :D

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  22. Great story and great cover!!!

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  23. The book sounds awesome, can't wait to read it!

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  24. Ooh I've heard good things about this one! Can't wait! :)

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  25. This book looks really good, can't wait to read it!

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  26. Awesome giveaway!! I can not wait to read this book!

    Rachel Leigh
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  27. I love books based on mythology! Thanks for the review, it sounds great!

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  28. I'm so excited to find out what else she has in store for these characters!

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  29. Thanks for the review! I can't wait to read this myself!

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  30. I'm really looking forward to learning more about Ireland and it's history.

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  31. I'm looking forward to reading the reviews along the way.

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  32. I enjoyed your reivew. I am glad I came across this blog tour.
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  33. Great review, this book sounds soo amazing. I've never read anything about celtic lore and can't wait to get my hands on this

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  34. Thanks for the review, I can't wait to read it!

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