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Zarconian Island

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  20 reviews
My stomach knotted tighter, winding so hard it hurt.
Kate watched me, rubbing a piece of her hair between two fingers.
I bit my tongue, trying to work the words out.
"The boat we're going under.

Possessing powers that are feared and shunned, eighteen-year-old Alexandra Attie Hotep is no virgin to attacks. Her ancestors, the Zarconians-- mixed-blood inhabitants of
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Published March 25th 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

I'm not trying to hate on indie authors, I swear. I would have loved nothing more than to be fantastically surprised by this book, and pass on a glowing recommendation to all of my Goodreads friends. Alas, that is not to be. This book was very hard for me to read and get through.

My main issue with "Zarconian Island" is that it honestly reads like a freshman in college took creative writing and decided to turn her final paper into a book. It felt very very amateurish. I'm not a writer
Jessa Russo
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
This book is about Atlantis, hidden vortexes, and lost civilizations. For that fact alone, I loved it before I even began reading! And luckily, once I got into the story, it did not disappoint!

I loved ZARCONIAN ISLAND! It was a great story with a very unique premise, and characters that were so easy to fall in love with.

Attie was a strong female lead, in a world where strong female leads are uncommon. Her best friend, Kate--though clearly the lighter-spirited of the two--wasn't just a boy-crazy
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Curiosity Quills Press and Netgalley.)
18-year-old Attie has no idea why she was picked to go on the cruise ship by her teachers from school, but she did know that she didnt want to go.
Unfortunately she didnt have much of choice, but realised why she didnt want to go when the cruise ship she was on was attacked and sunk by some weird whales, and she ended up on a deserted island with only 4 of her
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Zarconian Island is an excellent read!!!

It will take you on an incredible journey.... away from our ordinary lives, with characters that are believable in a fantasy fiction way. The setting is on a hidden island from the Zarconian's ancient civilization which created an atmosphere filled with adventure.

I loved the fearless main character Attie. She is an independent, strong minded young female equipped with extraordinary powers. Attie also possesses the quality of wanting the best for others
Adrienne Bracken
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I sat down with Aja Hannahs Zarconian Island several days ago and, glancing over the books back page and description, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I started reading.
I expected action, as well as blossoming relationships between the main characters mentioned. I was not wrong, but I could not possibly have predicted the course Zarconian Island would take.
The young adult novel kicks off with main character Attie heading out on a special class trip with best friend Kate,
Danielle Young
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
From the minute I picked up Zarconian Island I was intrigued. Seriously, a story about the people from Atlantis? Awesome, sign me up for that ride. And immediately I was wrapped up in a story of mystery, deception, magic, and love.

In Zarconian Island we follow the story of Attie, a young Zarconian who on a school trip winds up stranded on a deserted island. But no one but her best friend knows her secret, because if they did they would surely hunt her and wipe out the Zarconian race completely.
Jennifer Welborn
Apr 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Attie Hotep is just your typical high school student--well, your typical high school student hiding a really big secret. Attie is a direct descendant of the inhabitants of the fabled island of Atlantis. In this book Atlanteans are known as Zarconians and their descendants have special powers that set them apart from the rest of humanity. Attie has spent her entire life keeping her heritage secret, but after embarking on a cruise with some of her classmates her secret must be revealed. Disaster ...more
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
300 or so years ago, Atlantis sank and all the inhabitants, Zarconians, were thought to be dead. However, some Zarconians did survive, and now they hide their mystical heritage (and super human abilities) from the world.

Attie Hotep is sent with the best and brightest from her high school in Maryland on a boat trip to Hawaii. But once on the boat, Attie notices that strange things are happening, and her Zarconian blood is telling her that she is in danger. When giant whales attack the ship,
May 29, 2013 rated it liked it
High school student Attie Hotep, her best friend Kate, and a few other classmates win a boat trip to Hawaii. From the beginning Attie has a bad feeling about the trip which is amplified by her Zarconian Senses. Atties Zarconian heritage is a secret, which goes back to Atlantis, a lost civilization feared by humans, who were executed or hunted. A few days into the boat trip, Atties bad feeling is confirmed. She wakes up in the middle of the night, goes up onto the deck to see what she can sense, ...more
Cassandra Fear
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aja Hannah really did a great job with Zarconian Island! When I read the synopsis I thought it seemed like a really interesting idea, and it was brilliantly executed. Attie was a wonderful main character.

This started with Attie and some of her friends from her school winning a trip to Hawaii on a cruise ship. She was hesitant about going, but decided to go. She continued to get strange sensations while on the ship and even overheard two deckhands talking about how they were off course. This all
♥ Amanda
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a copy of Zarconian Island courtesy of Netgalley and the publisher.

When I read the synopsis for Zarconian Island, I was intrigued. I love anything to do with Atlantis, and this sounded like a winner. Attie is a descendant of the Zarconians, who have been hunted to extinction, and there aren't many left. While on a class trip, she keeps getting weird vibes while on the ship. She then finds out they are off course, and her intuition kicks in when she realizes there is something wrong,
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was not sure when I began this book, if Id like it. But quickly became engrossed in the story. I could not put it down until I finished it. It was a story about a group of kids on a school trip to Hawaii. During their cruise, the boat sinks. Five kids escape using parasails. The rest of the passengers and crew did not make it. The survivors made it to a deserted island, and are quickly aware things are really different on this island. Their trials and triumphs were so well written you ...more
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was amazing reading, I think Hanna did such a good job if you think that this is her 1st book. I really looking forward to the next book and other things she is going to write.
It is fast reading with a lot of action, very strong and defined characters. From the beginning with the sinking boat to the island with his prehistoric creatures to the straggle to survive.The underlying message of unity formed in spite of the differences that exist in life. The elements of friendship, trust, and new
Star Han
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of young adult novels and I'd have to say Zarconian Island is by far one of my favorites. It has the perfect balance of romance and the paranormal with twists you would not imagine!

This story brought an original twist to the theme of being stranded on a foreign island. Every character was very well developed and easily lovable. However, my favorite character would have to be the strong, independent female lead Attie. She was a breath of fresh air compared to the stagnant, boy
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I personally love Zarconian Island. I work with Aja at Kealakakua Public Library and can tell you she is an amazing person. She is an outgoing person and when I read this book I could instantly tell that it was written by her. Attie is much like Aja herself in many ways and is a strong lead character. I look up to Aja because she has the guts to actually put out a story of her own.
Zarconian Island is great but I do think that it could use a few changes. It needs more action and her relationship
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this to review courtesy of Curiosity Quills.

Attie and some of her high school friends won a trip to Hawaii. Attie is not like other kids. She is a descendent of a long ago race that most had died when their island went under water. Their capital was Atlantis. Attie was able to know that something bad was doing down. She was able to get her best friend, Kate and 3 other kids of the boat prior to it crashing. They land on an island and they have to learn how to survive. Attie learns
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
This story is about a group of students on a school trip to Hawaii. The ship they are on encounters "problems" and they are stranded on an island. This group of teenages is so well written, it reminded of high school and all the emotional highs and lows teenagers have. This story is detailed very nicely. The main character Attie is actually a descendant of Atlantis and has some talents that she must keep hidden while using them to keep herself and her friends alive. This book has a few surprises ...more
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was very amused and caught up in the pace of the book. I like that it had shorter chapters allowing you to break when needed. The concept of the Zarconian is simple and yet very good. The ending was subtle and very nice. I am not really sure what more can be done for a sequel that will really keep it interesting but I would be willing to read one. There is a lot of days passing in the book and they do start to blend with less plot but still a great book.
Mindy Flynn
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Zarconian Island is an action packed book about a group of kids who go on a school trip to Hawaii. When their boat sinks, they end up stranded on an island together.

The idea of a book about Atlantis fascinated me and I wasn't disappointed! The characters are likeable and well developed. It kept my attention start to finish.
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
These teens are very funny witty and very much teenagers. Only is a paranormal YA book can someone get preggers without actually having sex :)

I loved that this was not the typical paranormal vamp/ wolf thing. The writing is good and I finished this book quickly because I could not wait to find out what was next.

Very much like being on a supernatural jurassic survior.

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