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Sonora, and the Eye of the Titans (Sonora #1)

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The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal decedent of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.

Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high sc
Paperback, 217 pages
Published January 14th 2017 (first published December 2nd 2011)
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    Sonora, and the Eye of the Titans (Sonora, #1)
    Release date: Jan 01, 2017


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    David Caldwell
    I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.

    Getting very close to the 6 weeks mark since the contest ended and still haven't recieved the book.
    I am wondering if anyone else has received it yet?
    Winners were drawn July 1st.Still no book as of August 27th.I have actually won 2 other books since this one and received both of them already.
    Update:August 29th.(8 weeks and 2 days but not 2 calendar months)I finally got it.I really hope it was worth the wait.But I think it needs to wait until I read the three t
    Sep 07, 2012 Danielle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: young-adult
    I received this book from the giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

    I do have to say that I agree with Pikachu Ketchum's review of this novel. Although I gave it one extra star just due to the fact that writing a novel takes real time and dedication, and lots and lots of energy. Plus, it wasn't totally horrible.

    I thought the character interactions were quite a bit unbelievable and did not flow well. Apart from that, there were grammer mistakes. And grammer mistakes wouldn't be
    Dec 01, 2012 Icia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I didn't think it was possible,
    I Applaud you Travis Hall, I didn't think I would EVER have the honor of reading a book better then The Hunger Games.! Allora Is a wonderful character and I can't even Describe how much this book completes me. Anyone would be crazy not to go find themselves a copy, I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, It took quite a while to get here but it was worth the wait, my family is currently passing around my copy, and I will have to buy another, It's that good. I hope to s
    Oct 11, 2014 Jillyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: first-reads
    Will happily review it, if it decides to actually come in the mail.
    Jack Evans
    Despite the earlier parts of the book by the time I got to the and I found that I was really enjoying it. Unfortunately the earlier parts can get very bad; almost the entire first quarter of the book needs to be rewritten. The problem is that this is very obviously one of the author’s earliest attempts at writing a novel and as such the unrevised earlier parts show many beginners mistakes and just generally doesn’t flow very well at all, there are also several very bad character logic jumps that ...more
    Sarah ❤
    Jan 22, 2014 Sarah ❤ marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    ~Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review~

    Just got my signed copy in the mail! :D

    Feb 11, 2013 Tayna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Advanced reader review:

    This is my first review as an advanced reader and I feel really terrible with my rating but I know I have to be honest. Truth is I couldn't even finish the book. I only made it about 50 pages in and I can't fathom trying to pick it up again after starting it over a month ago. There are some major flaws in the book. First off the characters have no personality. For example in the first few pages the main character is nervous about cheer try-outs. When the head cheerleader c
    Nancy Steinle gummel
    Sonora and the Eye of the Titans by Travis Hall is the story of refugees from a parallel planet who flee a cruel and evil dictator. It is the story of a teenager, Allora coming to her powers at a young age of 16. Most Sonorans come of age at a minimum of 18. Allora always felt alienated from her peers but never knew why. Her best friend Katie and her twin brother Dax and childhood friend Tanner are also from Sonora. Her mom Milly is the leader and she doesn't want Allora to know anything about S ...more
    The first few pages drew me in and a few more pages promptly threw me back out.

    There was no depth to the writing. The plot was disconnected and there was zero backstory to build the world. Nothing that happened made any sense.

    One minute this girl, who seems tough, is going to cheerleader tryouts, but then one of the MEAN cheerleaders pulls a prank on her and she dissolves into a pouty mess who's hands suddenly light up in giant fire balls causing massive burns. She goes to the hospital where h
    An adventerous romp alongside four suburban teens as they struggle not only with the normal issues of life in highschool such as bullying, mean-girls, teen anxst, self esteem issues and nagging parents, but throw in their new found magical powers and the fact that they have just learned they are not even from our world and you've got Sonora and the Eye of the Titans.
    I enjoyed this story. Allora was strong and yet wasn't without her faults making her a very realistic character. I recommend this
    Dec 16, 2013 Bre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I’m a huge fan of “Percy Jackson” and I really enjoyed “I Am Number Four”, so when I saw “Sonora and the Eye of the Titans” described as “Percy Jackson” meets “I Am Number Four” I knew I had to read it! This description actually ended up being pretty accurate, too. For some reason it took me a little while to get into the story, but once I was sucked in I couldn’t put it down. I love the concept, especially the mythology aspect. I was hoping to like Sonora and Tanner a little more, but maybe in ...more
    Aug 28, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: fantasy, first-reads
    This was a First Reads giveaway book. I found this to be a cute story for a YA audience. Allora is a stereo-typical teenage girl full of attitude and defiance. She has to deal with the mean girls at school, with the queen bee of them all being the girlfriend of the boy Allora has a crush on. Things start to get weird when Jennie (the Queen Bee) sabotages Allora's cheerleading tryout. Allora gets mad and suddenly her hands are on fire. From that point on Allora's world isn't anywhere close to nor ...more
    Sep 12, 2012 Raven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: first-reads
    *I received this book from the giveaway in exchange for an honest review.*

    This book has a lot of potential in the story line, but it needs the gentle touch (okay, maybe forceful touch) of an editor in a really bad way. There were some words that were used completely wrong, which is a huge pet peeve of mine. The story didn't flow very well, and I didn't feel like the characters had enough individual personality. I think once this book goes through the hands of a talented editor it c
    I won this in a GoodReads Giveaway.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sonora, Eye of the Titans. It opened my eyes to young adult fantasy novels. His vivid sense of imagination and adventure kept me fully engaged and wanting to read more. I personally really liked how he talked about fictional characters and had his own little story and definition about them- it made the book fun and entertaining to read. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read this summer. I hope he comes out wi
    Oct 01, 2012 Jasmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I won this book as a give away. It took along time to arrive but that's fine by me. I love reading YA fantasy especially action-packed adventures. This is one of them. I love spunky teenagers although I feel as if I needed to know more from the book. I also wanted to know more about the baby in the prologue since it was never really explored. The editing was so-so since I found a few grammatical errors. In conclusion, I would recommend this book for a quick read.
    susan murray
    Jul 21, 2012 susan murray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    really enjoyable book right up my street about four teenagers two who already know who they are and two suddenly find out who they are.The story is gripping and holds you from start to finish how the four have to learn how to use their powers and save the earth
    Mar 07, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: first-reads
    I loved this book!!!! I won a copy in the giveaways! And I am so happy and honored to have been chosen! I really enjoyed it the author is amazing and to the point. If you need another book to read I recommend Sonora and the Eye of the Titans!!!!!!!!
    Carlos Jr.
    Dec 13, 2012 Carlos Jr. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Both Percy Jackson and I Am Number 4 are awesome. So I'm really excited in getting a copy and read this book.
    Ruby Straaten
    Nov 22, 2012 Ruby Straaten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: first-reads, 2012
    This was a good book, however I would have liked to see a little bit more into the Tanner and Sonora.
    I won this on Goodreads and I'm VERY excited to read this.
    Jun 27, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    In progress...
    Nov 10, 2016 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: dnf, not-interested
    I am always annoyed with characters who are supposed to be wise thinking it's ok to withhold all information from people when it usually puts them in danger. And when they do this "for their own good" I get extremely annoyed. Sometimes the characters and story are enough for me to accept it as part of the story and keep going but in this case I decided this book just isn't for me.
    Oct 23, 2016 Marcus rated it really liked it
    This was a very interesting book with a lot of different aspects that were neatly tied together into a very realistic story. There were mythical beasts (sasquatch), wizards, warriors, humans, and several that were/are undefined. There was action from day one to the conclusion with a potential romance thrown in. There was also a lot of teenager angst.
    Sep 18, 2014 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I have chosen to give this book a 5 star review, despite the many areas of grammar mistakes/typos, BECAUSE it has done a really good job of delivering me a solid, fun filled adventure story to feed my mind and soul, which was currently really hungry. Basically, it was over all really good and one I will probably re-read again in the near future. It already has me really wanting the next book.


    The prologue was very interesting and instantly caught my interest. I love it when books hav
    Viv Ross
    Dec 26, 2013 Viv Ross rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: must-have
    First off I won my copy of this book via a B.E.A.R giveaway hosted at

    Four high school kids learn they aren't really from earth and belong to a small rebellion group of refugees from their homeland. They are drawn into the battle unwittingly and then become active agents in the struggle. Allora, Tanner, Katie and Dax work together to learn and grow into their abilities and shape their own destiny, knowing it will also have an effect on their own people and earth. The
    Jun 17, 2016 Ann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: giveaways
    Rating: 2.5 stars (rounded up)

    Sonora and the Eye of the Titans is a fast, interesting read. The magic is well thought out and a lot of consideration was put into tying Earthen mythology and the like to Sonora. There were some cool magical devices (like the glue ball and the safe), and quite a bit of action. The overall plot is interesting enough for me to want to check out Book #2 via Kindle Unlimited once I get through my backlog.

    As with any early stories, it's not without its flaws. I realize
    Ash Rowe
    2.5/5 Stars but for Goodreads I rounded up.

    So this book.. What to say…… I liked the concept and the Synopsis grabbed me…
    As for the story itself it had me on a roller coaster of do I want to continue reading it or just give it up.

    It started slow. Typical high school kids dealing with high school stuff than when the action started and we met Sas and found out what the kids were I was totally digging it. Then as I kept reading the story got bad again. Boring, the kids were annoying. I think Allor
    Feb 04, 2013 Kenzee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: first-reads
    *I won this book in a GoodReads First Reads Giveaway*

    I wanted to like this book. I really did. And based on it's description (Percy Jackson meets I am Number Four), I was convinced I was going to. However, that just wasn't the case.

    This books needs heavy editing. I can ignore (sort of) problems with the flow of a story, because technically that isn't always black and white. The grammar and spelling probelms are another story. And there were a lot. If something is going to be published (on somet
    Lauren Mcclusick
    Dec 22, 2013 Lauren Mcclusick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc
    i recieved an advanced copy for an honest review.
    the story was interesting but it took me a while to really get into it. i liked the idea of a race of super beings influencing the various mythologies on earth. i think the characters were a little one-toned and look forward to some character development in the next book especially for: katie (the girly-girl), dax (the jokester), and tanner (the oblivious boy next door). allora has the most dimension to her and i think the characters reacted reali
    Hilly Mefferd
    Sep 03, 2014 Hilly Mefferd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Have you ever wondered about the truths beyond our most legendary mythical tales? Sonora and the Eye of the Titans is a must read! A fascinating blend of otherworldly fantasy and tumultuous high school realty.

    A community of people from the powerful planet of Sonora take refuge in a small mountain town in Oregon. They are hiding from a brutally painful past, searching for a safer future for their children and fighting to protect the people of Earth.

    When 16 year old Allora learns the mysterious
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    I'm a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.
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