ARC REVIEW: Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw


Title: Atlantis Rising

Author: Gloria Craw

Format: e-ARC

Publication: January 06, 2015

Publisher: Entangled Teen


You’ll never see me unless I want you to…

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

Thank you NetGalley/Entangled Teen for approving my request on giving me an e-ARC in exchange of an honest review.

I can’t quite fathom the connection of the book’s cover to the story itself. It didn’t do justice. I suggest if you want to know what I’m talking about, read the book, it’ll be having a sequel! “Atlantis Quest”. I must be honest, in fact, I actually thought it’s about mermaid and the setting is in the ocean.

I’ve always wanted to have a telephatic power especially “mind control”. It’s also a first of me, reading a book with mind powers.

Alison McKey got that power, in the book it’s called “Thoughtmaking”. She wanted to be visible in the eyes of everyone in her school, in every people around her. She begun detaching herself from her family and isolating from her friends. But it is not her willing, she needs to be invisible in order to save her family’s life, because a dewing like her, is rare and her kind is at war, someone might use her powers. She knows how to pull out a joke, but still seems sarcastic. I’ll let you judge.

“Yes, I’ll have to buy you a new comb, though. I killed one from your shaving bag.”

See? Humorous but seems sarcastic, I don’t know if it was just me that way.

Ian Palmer, a blond who’s devilishly hot and handsome. Alison accidentally bumped at him, hit her head and bled, them he started flirting with her.

That is when her guards started crashing down.

“Ian was too Captain America for my taste.”

Aha! I started making Captain America as Ian’s imaginary character. He’s so full of himself, but not in an egotistical jackass way. He’s caring and he can be thoughtful and sacrificing as well.

I remember reading Chapter 2 and I’ve been so drawn to the story I haven’t realized I’m already 9 chapters ahead/done. I just can’t stop savoring each word, though my eyes were about to shut, I try to open it. It was difficult. It was 3 in the morning and you just want to stop, but couldn’t. I’ve been really curious.

The only thing I hated about this book is that Alison isn’t cautious enough, never been even suspicious when there are many things to be suspicious about. The ending of the story seems rushed, I mean, the characters didn’t give much of a fight at all.

On the other hand, I loved the unlikeness of the book to others. It’s a nail biter, I cannot wait to see what is going to happen next and surely can’t put book down. The writing style is fascinating, I salute Gloria Craw for making a book unlike anything else. I can’t wait for the sequel! There are some theories on my mind that’s starting to build up, and the least I can do is don’t mind it.

For readers who love stories about mind control. This one suits you!



About the Author


I grew up in the desert southwest, inspired everyday by the wide skies and rich colors around me. I attended the University of Utah where I majored and got a degree in anthropology. These days, I live in the burbs just outside of Seattle, Washington. I’m married and have four daughters. When I”m not running them to volleyball or swimming, I’m reading, writing or fangirling over some TV show. Fun fact…I always have my laptop with me. So, if you see some lady in the grocery store with a computer bag slung over her shoulder, it might be me.

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