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Sonora and the Eye of the Titans

(Sonora #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  246 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Allora is the last remaining descendant of Zeus and the only hope that Earth has against a Titan invasion. With the help of her bumbling warlock guardian Sasquatch and her three best friends, Allora must find the answers to a complex riddle that will reveal the location of a powerful artifact used during the time of the Titan Wars.
Paperback, 217 pages
Published January 14th 2017 (first published December 2nd 2011)
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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
Ashley Oxford
As much as I enjoyed the characters and magic system of this book I did not really enjoy the writing or plot. The dialogue was not believable with too many monologues to sound realistic. I liked the hadron magic system and found the four main characters and Sas to be enjoyable. 2.75 out of 5 stars.
Jul 10, 2012 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
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
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Will happily review it, if it decides to actually come in the mail.
Nov 28, 2012 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
Ashley Oxford
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-bookshelf
As much as I enjoyed the characters and magic system of this book I did not really enjoy the writing or plot. The dialogue was not believable with too many monologues to sound realistic. I liked the hadron magic system and found the four main characters and Sas to be enjoyable. 2.75 out of 5 stars.
Nov 21, 2012 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
Jun 28, 2012 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
Viv Ross
Jan 06, 2013 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
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
Jan 17, 2013 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
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
Feb 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book almost six years ago in a Goodreads giveaway. I never reviewed it because I did not finish it and I did not finish it because I found it frustratingly unreadable. Not unreadable as in unpunctuated, but I just struggled to be interested or take it seriously. I felt so guilty about not finishing it that I didn't review it, which I'm pretty sure is why I haven't won a single Goodreads giveaway since.

I'd recommend this book to people who enjoy the B-movie reading experience. Read wit
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, fantasy
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
Jul 01, 2012 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. ...more
Jun 26, 2012 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!!!!!!!!
susan murray
Jul 02, 2012 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
Ruby Straaten
Mar 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
I think this is my first DNF (did not finish). I rarely stop reading a book once I begin. But I've come to realize that there are so many books that I will never read because life is too short, so maybe quitting isn't so horrible. I think I read about 25% of it. Maybe someday I'll return to it and try again (for the 3rd time).

Maybe I haven't gotten far enough into the book, but since 'Titans' is in the title, I expected this book to be another take on Greek mythology. The synopsis didn't seem t
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
*This review is part of a book tour by Xpresso books*

Sonora and the Eye of the Titans is my comeback to Urban Fantasy, it’s been a while since I’ve read a book of this genre.
This book tells the story of 4 young adults and their adventures between two worlds. That’s one of the points I liked the most. It doesn’t tell the story from a totally different world, a different ambient. We see the characters grow as teens and also we see how they know and try to control their abilities.
Also, I’ve conn
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Sonora, and the Eye of the Titans is a young adult fantasy, in the similar vein of Percy Jackson. Allora is growing up as a 'normal' girl, whilst at the same time knowing that she is a Sonoran and having private lessons in magic and fighting. Also, it took a while to figure out just who knows what they are, and who doesn't. This book seems full of opposites - from being normal and Sonoran, to the love interest who likes Allora but is with someone else when it starts, and then agrees to go to the ...more
I won a copy of the ebook on Goodreads First Reads.

One of the better sci-fi books I've read lately. Full of action and adventure.
For teens from a distant planet, are trained in fighting. One being the Lost Princess that got away with her mother and other trusted Associates. The developing their fighting skills, and learning about their abilities with haldons. Powers/energy that they have inside of themselves.
The 1 idea that really bugged me though, was the fact that everything had to be a secr
Erin Hudgens
Jul 10, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First off, I really have a huge respect for people who create and share their stories. That being said, I personally didn’t enjoy this book at all. The spelling and grammatical errors were distracting, and I felt like I was on one side of a conversation. You know, like when you overhear someone talking on the phone and try to piece together what the conversation is about, based on the part of the conversation you can hear? There were huge jumps in the story and the character development was conf ...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC of this book for honest review, as part of a blog tour.

Prepare to find yourself with a new series starter! And I mean if you haven't started this series, there's something wrong with you. The characters were great. Dax and Tanner were my favorite. I love the mixture of fantasy and regular every day endeavors. I really like the author's writing style. The way each character is brought to life is totally unique. They each have a voice and I loved it.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
3.5/5 angel stars

I won the ebook on Goodreads giveaway. To follow is my fair unbiased option.

I'm torn on this review in a way, you see I don't feel right when I give a low review. I truly enjoyed the characters in this book, but I just couldn't get into the storyline plot. I found myself struggling to try and enjoy it when in fact it was hard to.
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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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