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Revelations (The Elysium Chronicles #2)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  538 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
Six weeks after her arrival on the Surface, Evelyn Winters is no closer to unlocking the memories lost in her subconscious than she was when she first came. Isolated in a strange new society, Evie has only Gavin Hunter to remind her of who she once was.

But even with a clean slate, it’s easy to see that Evie doesn’t fit in on the Surface. And as her differences make her fee
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Tor Teen
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Revelations was very high on my list of most coveted sequels in 2013. I was encouraged to read the first book Elysium Chronicles by some of my most trusted friends and I never regretted the decision – Elysium, the world Souders created under water, is seductive and frightening, beautiful on the outside and rotten and dangerous on the inside.

In Revelations, Souders succeded in transferring that same feeling of dread above ground. Evie, Gavin and Gavin’s former best friend Asher travel to the cit
Six weeks have passed since Evelyn has left Elysium yet she remembers nothing of her previous life. Gavin is the only one that knew her but she can barely remember him. When she begins having nightmarish flashbacks that seem to be continuously triggered by something she can’t understand, the village doctor fears she needs to get more help than he’ll be able to give her. With the assistance of an old friend of Gavins, Asher, the three travel through the Outlands to the City in hopes that Evelyn c ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic
*Rating* 3.0

*MY Thoughts*

So, Revelations takes place six weeks after Gavin brought Evelyn Winters out of Elysium to his village of Black Stone Cove at the end of Renegade. Although his family quickly adopted Evie as one of their own, Evie doesn't remember anything from her past and has reoccurring flashbacks that are sometimes violent in nature. Thanks to the villages doctor, it is determined that Evie and Gavin should travel to Rushlake City to se
Feb 23, 2013 Stefani marked it as to-read
I am so depressed right now. November! Fucking November! You gotta be shitting me, that's like a decade away! Between this and the prequel short story only being available on Kindle, I am so depressed I just want to go to my bed and never come out. Well, maybe I'll come out in November...or when I can get that prequel somewhere other than damned Amazon. *sniffles...sobs* I can't take the waiting!
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.25/5

Review coming soon!
Colleen Houck
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Apr 15, 2014 Gene rated it it was ok
I was so disappointed. What happened? Honestly, I really enjoyed Renegade, but this? This was awful. I honestly just can't describe how bad this was.
Well, what happened? Nothing. (view spoiler)
Adelena (A Page of Heaven)
Originally posted on A Page of Heaven.



Almost a year ago, I had made one of the best decision in my bookish life - reading Renegade, the first installment in The Elysium Chronicles, despite the average reviews it had. I utterly loved its gore, thrilling pace and the amazing bond formed between Evie and Gavin; it was a shoo-in as one of my favorite novels ever. So when I finally got my hands on Revelations, it undoubtedly got me in a crazy fangirling fit. Unfo
3.5 stars
Revelation, the second book in the series of Elysium Chronicles, gave in to what is known as ‘second book syndrome.’ After the intense conclusion of Renegade, my bubble of expectation for a thrilling sequel was deflated, instead I was given a story that lacks a solid plot and relevant background information of the ‘surface world’ on which Revelation is set.

Six weeks after Gavin and Evie escaped underwater utopia, Evie doesn't remember anything from her past and was having mental episod

First off, thanks so much to Tor Teen and MacMillan Publishers for sending me an ARC of this!

It’s been six weeks since the last book and Evie and Galvin are out of Elysium, an underwater utopia, and now living on the Surface. After everything, Evie doesn’t remember anything from her past and she has these episodes and sleepwalks. People think something is wrong with her so they send her to the city where more advance technology a
Mar 10, 2015 Ashleigh rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-the-shelf
3.5- Read as digital ARC.

I love reading sequels to books I loved. It's like putting on a favorite pair of boots you'd almost forgotten you had--familiar and yet new at the same time. That's what Revelations was like for me. I loved seeing characters old and new and marveled at how Evie, despite being such a sickly hallucinating hot mess in this book, is unable to be shoved in the "damsel in distress" character box because her Enforcer training will kick your butt. It's just a nice continuation t
May 05, 2016 Abbie rated it really liked it
Actual rating - 3.5

I enjoyed this instalment about the same as the first one. An okay read overall.
Jaden Revis
Apr 20, 2016 Jaden Revis rated it really liked it
I'm not even sure what just happened but I started and finished this book in an hour and 20 minutes
This was okay, had a bit of middle-book syndrome though and was a bit slow. Not as good as the first book for me.

6 out of 10
William Bentrim
Jan 27, 2015 William Bentrim rated it liked it
Revelations by J. A. Souders

This is a young adult novel featuring mild romance and confusing mystery. This is volume two of the Elysium Chronicles which is mild SciFi as it appears to be a post apocalypse book.

I guess the confusing part is due to the lack of a back story. Evie has amnesia and thus she can’t remeber her past, sadly that lack of memory is also the reader’s problem as well. More back story would have allowed greater enjoyment of the book for those of us who have not read the prev
*le sigh* I didn't really enjoy this one that much. I think it was a combination of the book and me being in a bit of a reading slump. I really felt like I had to force myself to read this. This book suffers from second book syndrome in that it wasn't really needed to keep the story going along. This whole amnesia aspect was just kind of stupid. It made Evie a very whiny, aggravating, and unlikable character. She got on my nerves a lot! The whole journey to Rushlake City was questionable from th ...more
Ruth Ho
Jan 01, 2014 Ruth Ho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet again, we are left with the suspense. The ending of this book was really bewildering, it left me on the edge of a cliff. Desperately hanging on for more. Evie is not safe after all. I believe 'Mother' is starting to train a new 'Daughter of the people' again to replace Evie, this time for good. But Evie and the rest don't know that 'Mother' knows about them. Can their plan to eliminate her, succeed? Or is Mother too smart for their games? I am so INTRIGUED and I can't wait to read the next b ...more
Lydia Presley
I received Revelations recently from Tor and was immediately drawn to reading the synopsis based on the cover. It's colorful, interesting, and I was really hoping that it was the first book of the series. It wasn't. SO then I thought, maybe I'll try to jump in - but let me tell you, what I read from the first book had me desperately wanting to get my hands on it. So I did. I dove into Renegade that night and, upon finishing it, immediately moved on to Revelations.

Read the rest of this review at
Mar 11, 2014 Jilly rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia
This book has second-book-syndrome. The first book ended with her getting away from the horrible monster who was holding her captive, getting the man she loved, and starting a fresh new life with him. But there needs to be two more books!! What to do? Well, just wipe her memory and make her a drooling mess so that she and her love are barely together, add in another guy (triangle possibility), and send her back into danger. Of course! And, leave it all hanging so that we are nice and set-up for ...more
Gemma Carter
Jul 17, 2014 Gemma Carter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-read
This book was so wonderful. This is the second book in the Elysium Chronicols. NOrmally when you read a book series the first one is the best than the next few books in the series are not so good. But for this series it is not the case. The second book was just as good as the first book I think I even liked the second book better. I am telling everyone who loves good YA books to read this. Thanks, have a great day.
Seeing Double in Neverland
Jun 13, 2014 Seeing Double in Neverland rated it really liked it
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4 out of 5 stars

What made the first book so great she brings to the table in this book.
Jun 29, 2015 Neek rated it it was amazing
As soon as I finished Renegade, I knew that I had to pick up the next book in the series...Revelations! And boy, am I glad I did that! Just like the first book, there was anticipation and tension in every word as to what would happen next. What would Evie do? What will Gavin do? And of course...WHAT ROLE WILL ASHER PLAY?! I was not disappointed. Although I love Asher, I'm glad my love for Evie and Gavin came through in the end! And with the new revelations in the end, I definitely cannot wait fo ...more
William Moses Jr.
May 10, 2014 William Moses Jr. rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia
Short review: An alright edition to the saga. Interesting, short and sweet, though not quite as thrilling and full of mystery as the first book.

Long review:
I expected this to be the second book of a two-book series. Only the thing is, it's not a two-book series. I don't know how many books The Elysium Chronicles will take to tell its story, but I was expecting two. And the thing is, when you're expecting something and get something else, it affects how you perceive the book. Yes, the book is alr
Jing Zhi (A Page of Heaven)
Originally posted on A Page of Heaven.



To be honest, Adelena's review of Revelations pretty much sums up my experience for this book.

I do, however, have a few additional comments to make.

Firstly, Evie felt like a different character. I suppose that the change in her personality is attributed to her memory loss - instead of the strong-willed girl I read of in Renegade, Evie was somewhat weak, yet kind and firm at the same time. It's an odd combination that even
Kazhy (My Library in the Making)
(View this review on My Library in the Making.)

(Spoilers if you haven't read Renegade.)

Revelations isn't quite the sequel I expected it to be, which doesn't make sense at all because it's not like I knew what to expect from this. Evie being out of Elysium and up in the Surface made for one unpredictable adventure all throughout, if nothing else. It was slow to start and I had trouble staying focused initially, but once the action started, it never stopped.

After suffering unknown injuries during
Dec 23, 2013 nick rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Last year I read and fell in love with J.A Souder's debut novel, Renegade, which not only had a phenomenal cast of characters, including the super villainous Mother, but it also had a stunning and unique world-building, all of which made me restore my faith in the YA dystopian novels. So, it comes as no surprise that Revelations was one of my most anticipated sequels of this year. While Revelations did not completely live up to the brilliance of Renegade, it was still a lovely read.

What made Rev
Jenea Whittington
Dec 06, 2013 Jenea Whittington rated it really liked it
Revelations is the second installment in The Elysium Chronicles series, and one my most anticipated book for 2013. And the cover is just gorgeous! I couldn’t wait crack this baby open, and I wasn’t disappointed. Picking up not too long from where the story left off, Evie and Gavin are on the Surface but it isn’t all peachy, she has no memories, and suffering from hallucinations caused by triggers, but what are they? When no one can help her, she is sent to another city to a Dr that is supposed t ...more
Tiffany (About to Read)
Jan 06, 2014 Tiffany (About to Read) rated it really liked it
I’ve read a lot of dystopians over the years, but the The Elysium Chronicles series is definitely in the top three most disturbing (along with Glow and Pawn). Revelations didn’t freak me out quite as much as Renegade because we spend so much time on the “surface,” but it still managed to give me the chills—especially at the end. Revelations is a wonderful sequel to Elysium and I am really looking forward to seeing how the series wraps up.

I really like the characters in this series, and I particu
Sarah (The Book Life)
Nov 01, 2013 Sarah (The Book Life) rated it really liked it
I absolutely adored Renegade, it's a book that I've been fangirling over quite a bit since I read it last year, so I was incredibly excited to start in on Revelations. And to be honest, I was also a little bit nervous, because we all know the second book in a trilogy can sometimes be a little disappointing. And while the beginning of Revelations was a little slow to start for me, once it picked up it took off and went all kinds of places I never would have expected.

In the beginning we are with
Chapter by Chapter
Dec 07, 2013 Chapter by Chapter rated it really liked it
When I first read Renegade by author J.A. Souders I remember being hooked right from the start. The characters had taken a hold of my heart, my emotions had been torn apart and the thrilling, action-filled race from the underground city Elysium had me dying to read what would happen next to characters Evie and Gavin. So, when I got to read Revelations I was over the moon. Finally I would get to find out what would happen next between Gavin and Evie and see the outcome of their escape from Elysiu ...more
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J.A. Souders was born in the heartland with an overactive imagination and an over abundance of curiosity that was always getting her into trouble.

Because she never grew up, she decided she’d put her imaginary friends to work and started writing. She now lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and their two children and is an active member of the RWA, SFWA, YARWA and SCBWI.

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