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Title: The Atlantis Bloodline
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Genre: Fantasy | Urban | Mythology
Publication Date: March 2, 2020
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I must have drifted off at some point though, because my alarm jolted me awake, and I almost wondered if I’d dreamt the whole thing…Ada Edwards
The Atlantis Bloodline Summary
When sweet Ada Edwards meets the mysterious Kaison Hughes, lead singer of the biggest band in the world, she can’t understand what he sees in her. Despite everyone’s warnings about him, she’s rapidly falling in love. But it’s obvious he has a secret, and he’s not all he appears to be.
Kai’s life isn’t his own, and his fame isn’t the half of it. As a member of a secret organization known as the Elioud, descended from the Atlantean daughters of the Pleiades, he’s been commissioned with a task: to reintegrate the lost line of Maia into their ranks. It just so happens that Ada is the one they’ve been looking for. He doesn’t know what they intend to do to her, and he doesn’t care. All he wants is the prize for a successful mission: one unqualified wish, which he intends to spend on his beloved sister’s freedom.
There’s just one problem: Kai’s falling in love with Ada, too.
The Atlantis Bloodline Review
Yup! Another book that is mythology and ocean themed! I may make mythology retellings my theme for March 2021 cause I seem to keep being drawn to them. This is not your typical Atlantis story though. C.A. Gray creates a very intriguing Atlantis legend with secret societies, magic and of course throws in both some mystery and some romance!
For the first third of the novel, we follow the story in Ada’s POV. Ada is a normal girl living her life- trying to set her father up on dates (with a former stripper and their neighbour), keep her grades up, and work a job to help her struggling father pay the bills. Then she after supper with a long time family friend, she meets rockstar Kaison Hughes, or Kai as he tells her, and her life gets turned upside down.
Well if the mytholgy and ocean theme didn’t captivate me then Ada would have. She isn’t written as the generic teen heroine who suddenly knows what to do and such. She has to work for it and doesn’t always make the right choices. She’s naive and so human. She isn’t the YA fantasy heroine who KNOWS exactly what to do and is always right. It’s refreshing for a genre which is full of Aelins.
The middle third of the novel, we learn of Kai’s story and see some scenes from the first part of the book through his eyes. Kai is part of the Elioud. A secret society connected to everyone and everything, but also are descendents of the Pleiades and have magic. I would have loved to get more information on the bloodlines and the magic, but this book packed quite a lot into a standalone. I almost wish this was written as a duology. But I digress, Kai oh my dark, handsome and famous with a tragic backstory and having to make a choice between all terrible options. Talk about a morally grey character (my favourite type of love interest).
The plot is beautifully woven. The writing is easy to read. There’s some plot holes that I wished I got filled and some minor research issues in some details in the ending, but it didn’t affect the story or ending. Overall, I was hooked and I read it in one sitting! I definitely would recommend this novel to any lover of YA fantasy.
I would like to thank BookSirens and C.A. Gray for sending me a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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About C.A. Gray
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.
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