Saturday, May 12, 2007

Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day

Title: Atlantis Rising
Author: Alyssa Day
Published: March 2007
Grade: 7/10

Series: Warriors of Poseidon, Book 1

First Line(s):
Conlan waved a hand in front of the portal and briefly wondered whether its magic would even recognize a warrior who hadn’t passed through its gateway for more than seven years.

Why I Chose this Book:
Basically just because it looked interesting. Here was another paranormal romance with the same basic theme as most of them, but with the minor twist of warriors from Atlantis instead of vampires or werewolves.

Eleven thousand years ago, before the seas swallowed the Atlanteans, Poseidon assigned a few chosen warriors to act as sentinels for humans in the new world. There was only one rule-desiring them was forbidden. But rules were made to be broken...

When she calls... Riley Dawson is more than a dedicated Virginia Beach social worker. She's blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years. Being an "empath" may explain her wistful connection to the roiling waves of the ocean, the sanctuary it provides, and the sexual urges that seem to emanate from fathoms below...

He will come. Conlan, the High Prince of Atlantis, has surfaced on a mission to retrieve Poseidon's stolen trident. Yet something else has possessed Conlan: the intimate emotions-and desires-of a human. Irresistibly drawn to the uncanny beauty, Conlan soon shares more than his mind. But in the midst of a battle to reclaim Poseidon's power, how long can a forbidden love last between two different souls from two different worlds?

My Comments:
I really don't have a lot to say about this one. It's now a couple of weeks since I finished it and I simply remember it as an okay book. Yes, warriors from Atlantis was a different twist, but really the book was essentially the same as any other of the mid-line paranormal romances out there. It was a satisfying read without anything spectacular to make is rise above the rest. Athough I must say that Poseidon himself was pretty cool, even if he didn't make a physical appearance at all. If you get a chance to read it, it's a pleasant way to pass the time. If you don't, you're not really missing anything major. I may read the second book, I don't know. But I won't be buying it. I'll get it from the library.

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