Monday, January 12, 2015

*Tour, Review & Giveaway*
"Atlantis Rising" by Gloria Craw!!

Atlantis Rising

~By: Gloria Craw

~Published: January 6th, 2015

~By: Entangled Teen

~Length: 352 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Contemporary

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…

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.

~ Connect with Gloria Online ~
Goodreads ~ Website ~ Twitter

~ 5/5 Roses ~

In the genre of paranormal, books about Atlantis, conspiracies, and people with supernatural powers are staples.  It's often difficult to find a unique story, and because of that, gems end up standing out quite a bit.  This is one of those stories, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it!

Even from the first chapter, this story felt different and fresh.  From the writing style to the characters' personalities, this book offered a new story, and actually left me guessing what would happen next.  Each character was unique and interesting as well.  I loved Alison's uniqueness and strength, which I loved watching grow from quiet to a raging fire.  Mixed with Ian's incredible character, they were an amazing match.  To add another dynamite personality, the sweet and lovable Brandy, who was probably one of my favorite parts of the story. 

Overall, this is definitely a book I'd recommend to anyone who's a fan of good writing, paranormal adventure, fantasy and romance.

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author via YA Bound Book Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review. 

1st prize: Signed Book, ten dollar gift card to Barnes and Noble, Atlantis Rising notepad, pendant, signed bookmark and pen.

2nd prize: Signed Book, Atlantis Rising notepad, pendant, signed bookmark and pen.

Runners Up (3 total): Atlantis Rising notepad, signed bookmark and pen.

(All Prizes Are U.S. Only)

~Tour & Giveaway organized by YA Bound Book Tours.