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Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates
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Apr 03, 2011

really liked it
Read from March 19 to 22, 2011

Shade of Atlantis was a very refreshing read for me. I enjoyed it a lot and I am glad that I got the chance to read it, thanks to Omnific Publishing.

It was different from what I normally read, but in a good way. I loved Carol Oates take on immortality and where she took the story. When I first started reading Shades of Atlantis, I honestly did not know what to expect. I was thinking Vampires, werewolves, something along those lines. It turned out to be something totally different and caught me by surprise.

There were lots of moments where I just couldn't put the book down. Then there were those moments I wanted to throw the book across the room, but at the same time I just couldn't stop reading. I loved the relationship between Caleb and Triona. I love it when two characters first meet and they just can't stay away from one another. All they think about is each other and feel an instant connection with one another. That is exactly what happened to Caleb and Triona. No matter how hard Caleb tried to deny the chemistry between the two, he just simply couldn't.

Now we all know every book has to have some kind of love triangle, but what makes Shades of Atlantis different is that, Triona from the very beginning knew exactly who her heart belonged too. Even after others try to tell her maybe it didn't, her heart and love for Caleb NEVER changed. That was another thing I absolutely loved about this book. I wasn't torn between two characters and even felt positive myself that Caleb was the one for Triona lol.

The only issue I had with the book is that in the very beginning Triona was very needy and whiny. She cried over every little thing and always assumed the worse instead of hearing things out. I was a little annoyed with her character, but I have to say she did grow. She went from needy and whiny, to strong and being able to hold her own. Especially with everything Caleb and Triona go through, she was perfect. So my advice, keep reading. Triona grows into a very independent person.
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Read for your future! I loved this book!

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