Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shades of Atlantis Blog Tour + Review

I'm so excited for my stop on the Shades of Atlantis Book Blog Tour!! This tour is hosted by A Tale Of Many Reviews and there are just a few simple rules to win: Just comment on every blog by the last day of the tour. This contest is open internationally and all the WILL be checked, so be faithful! And you don't have to be a follower either! Easy a pie! Or cheesecake :)


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.

Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Ending: 4.5/5

I was first interested in this book a little while ago. I was on the publishing company's site and was immediately drawn to the cover. Then I read the summary of the book and was even more intrigued. I love a story with legends and, being part Irish, Celtic legends especially. I've seen a lot of reviews mentioning the similarties between this and a certain other YA book that has turned into a huge franchise, and even though I have to concede, the author definetely made it her own and it didn't feel like the same book or a copycat of any sort.

The romace was great. I thought, because I'm a very picky person, that I'd dislike the fact that it was kinda fast and the whole "love at first site" thing, but I loved it and that was because it was so well-written it wasn't at all akward. I fell in love with all the characters and felt invested in the story. I also would like to say that one thing I really loved was that even though you knew that something was up, it was very subtle--enough so that it wasn't in your face annoying and you couldn't believe Triona didn't get it.

April 12: Moi!!!

Here's what you can win by visiting:

Giveaway 1) Signed copy of Shades of Atlantis, a lined spiral notebook with SoA cover, bookmark, keyring, SoA 2011 calendar, and SoA mug.
Giveaway 2) Signed copy of Shades of Atlantis, a lined spiral notebook with SoA cover, bookmark, keyring, SoA 2011 calendar
Giveaway 3) Ebook copy of SoA
Giveaway 4) Ebook copy of SoA

Good luck!!!!!!