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Retro Review: Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day

Posted July 12, 2017 by Casee in Reviews | 2 Comments

Retro Review: Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa DayReviewer: Casee
Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #2) by Alyssa Day
Series: Warriors of Poseidon #2
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: November 6th 2007
Pages: 284
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four-stars

To rescue the world from an overwhelming evil, Poseidon's warriors have risen from Atlantis. Chief among them is Ven, serving as the King's Vengeance by birthright and by battle challenge. None can conquer him - except perhaps for one human female....

The Warrior...Ven's mind is filled with duty. He must serve as Atlantean liaison to the humans in a war waged against the vampires. A sword is his weapon - not diplomacy. But on a mission to recover the Nereid's heart - a ruby of immense power - it will take every ounce of strength he possesses to resist the sexual allure of the beautiful witch chosen to work with him.

And the Witch...Erin's heart is filled with vengeance. She lives only for the chance at revenge against those who murdered her family. Now she must partner with a legendary Atlantean warrior whose dark desire threatens to crash through the barriers built around her emotions - and her heart. Caught in the trap of shifting alliances, how long can Ven and Erin resist their awakening passion?

Dark forces beware: Atlantis is awakening.

*****As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration, we’ll be re-posting old reviews that make us cringe, laugh or sigh all over again.
Holly: This review prompted me to buy the first two books in this series…where they’ve been languishing for ten years. I think it’s about time I pulled them out.
This review was originally published 11/20/2007
It was this book that prompted me to blog about this. Though I did (and still do) have the series blahs, I still read this book. I even liked it. Because it’s been a few weeks since I’ve read it, I’m going to do a quick review.
Ven and Erin must work together to retrieve Nereid’s heart, which will save the life of Riley and her unborn child. Riley is mated to Conlan, Ven’s brother (Atlantis Rising). Ven finds himself torn between putting Erin in danger thus saving Riley’s life and refusing to let Erin retrieve the heart which would kill Riley and her baby. Of course it doesn’t take Ven long to realize that Erin won’t stand aside. Not only will she not let Riley die, she has waited years to face the vampire that killed her family. She also gets another shock when she finds out that her sister, Deidre, was not killed that night but actually turned vampire against her will.
I enjoyed this book once I really let myself get into it. There were several glimpses into the relationship between Alaric and Quinn. Both have major baggage and I’m highly curious to see how that will play out. Day also set the stage for Justice’s book, which will be the next full-length novel. I’m really anticipating Justice after how she left it. She introduced more shapeshifters, gave us more of a look into Drakos/Daniel, and showed more of Jack (tiger shapeshifter).
Alyssa Day has created a fascinating world here and I look forward to reading more about it in the future.

4 out of 5.

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Guest Review: Vampire in Atlantis by Alyssa Day

Posted November 15, 2011 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Tracy’s review of Vampire in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon #7) by Alyssa Day

The most unexpected of all allies to Poseidon’s warriors has proven to be the fiercest-Daniel, a vampire and Night Guild mage. But even the strongest alliance can be destroyed when a vampire’s oath crosses paths with a maiden’s quest, and an eleven-thousand-year-old desire is reborn.

Daniel was just a blacksmith’s apprentice in Atlantis when he met the beautiful Serai. It was love at first sight and they longed to be together. Unfortunately many things happened to keep them apart. Atlantis was attacked, Daniel turned into a vampire, Atlantis submerged into the ocean and Serai put into stasis to one day be awoken to marry High Prince Conlan.

Eleven thousand years have passed since that time. Daniel is ready to face the dawn and end it all when he finds himself not only alive but in Atlantis and facing the women he thought long dead. He is mesmerized once again and eager to help her with whatever she needs.

Serai broke out of the stasis but she doesn’t want to be put in and knows she must get out of Atlantis immediately. She was told that Daniel died all those years ago and when he appears before her she’s shocked. They fight together to find a gem from Poseidon’s trident, the Emporer, and try to save the other women in stasis.

This is book 7 in this series and my least favorite of the bunch. While it was an interesting story to a point and continued the overall story arc that will be concluded in future books, it just lacked that extra something that made it captivating. The story was good but I found myself kind of well, bored at points.

I really liked Daniel and of course Serai was a strong female character but they were a bit melodramatic for me. Yes, I know that they’d been apart and thought the other dead – I would probably be very vocal about my feelings too if that happened…but it just didn’t have a truly realistic feel to me.

While the story was good and had a bit of an extra romance with the vampire Nicholas and the witch Ivy it unfortunately just fell a bit short from the other books in the series.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here or here in e-format.


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Guest Review: Atlantis Betrayed by Alyssa Day

Posted October 15, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Tracy review of Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon #6) by Alyssa Day

What could Christophe, powerful Warrior of Poseidon, have in common with Fiona Campbell, the notorious jewel thief known as the Scarlet Ninja? Answer: The Siren, a legendary Crown Jewel that Fiona has targeted for her next heist. It’s said to be worth millions, but to Christophe it’s invaluable. For the Siren also happens to be one of the missing jewels from Poseidon’s trident. But breaking into the Tower of London is a two-person job, and Christophe and Fiona must team up to commit the crime of the century.

Christophe has been sent on a mission by the High Prince. Get The Siren and bring it back. The Siren, however is inlaid in William the Conqueror’s sword, Vanquish, which happens to reside with the crown jewels in the Tower of London. Piece of cake, right? Well, almost a piece of cake. You see when Christophe is scoping out the area around the tower he notices something – something not right. He turns to mist and follows and finds the famous cat burglar, The Scarlet Ninja. He’s quite amused to find that the burglar is a woman as well! Neither take Vanquish and leave the Tower asap with Christophe following the burglar to her home. Christophe discovers that the burglar is a Lady Fiona and she steals from the rich and gives to the poor – a modern day Robin Hood.

As much as he enjoys goading Fiona and her incredibly witty butler, Hopkins, Christophe decides that what needs to be done is to partner with Fiona and get The Siren together. This is made more difficult when Vanquish is stolen out from under them and they now need to know locate it before they can get the jewel from it. The shifters, vamps and Fae all got involved in the sword and it effected all of them in the end.

While Christophe and Fiona are searching they become intimate and realize that what they’ve been missing their entire lives is each other.

When I started this book I can honestly say that I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I wanted to read it but really couldn’t have cared less about Christophe. He seemed kind of belligerent and I wanted to know about some of the other warriors before I read about him. Well I’m glad I didn’t skip the book as Christophe’s story proved to be a very entertaining read.

The torture of Christophe’s past had a huge influence on who the man had become. He cared nothing about humanity, even though he’d sworn to protect it. He really did it grudgingly. But underneath the surliness was a kind, caring man who was both protective as well as quite emotional. I very much enjoyed seeing the layers peel off of him as the story went on.

Fiona had had her own issues growing up and was determined to do good in the world. She truly didn’t want to be involved with Christophe in any way but she was incredibly attracted to him and gave in quite easily. I expected more angst with these two but didn’t get it – which was actually quite nice to read. The two characters together were quite entertaining.

The overall story arc has taken an interesting turn and I can’t wait to read the next book.

Rating: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here.

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Review: Atlantis Betrayed by Alyssa Day

Posted September 7, 2010 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance


Casee‘s review of Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 6) by Alyssa Day.

A warrior’s mission, a woman’s desire…
What could Christophe, powerful Warrior of Poseidon, have in common with Fiona Campbell, prim and proper Scottish illustrator of fairytales by day and notorious jewel thief known as the Scarlet Ninja by night? Answer: The Siren, a legendary Crown Jewel that Fiona has targeted for her next heist. It’s said to be worth millions, but to Christophe it’s invaluable. For the Siren also happens to be one of the missing jewels from Poseidon’s trident.

And the unnatural evil that could destroy them both.
But breaking into the Tower of London is a two-person job, so Christophe and Fiona team up to commit the crime of the century. As newfound passions fire their motives–and cloud their judgment–they realize they aren’t the only ones after the priceless gem. A dark force is shadowing their every move, and threatening to shatter their trust with revenge, betrayal, and a haunting revelation about the past.

I’ve read numerous blog posts, newsletters, etc. about how interesting Christophe’s character was to both Alyssa Day and the readers of this series. I was always surprised at this because Christophe interested me about as much as watching grass grow. He just never did it for me. I found his surliness to be childish. I didn’t find his lack of maturity endearing. The complete opposite in fact. I wanted Alaric to kick Christophe’s ass. Oh the arrogance. Please, for the love of Atlantis someone take him down a peg or ten. So no, I never understood the appeal.

I love this series so I didn’t expect to dislike the book. I didn’t exactly expect to like Christophe, but I didn’t expect to hate him either. I didn’t really hate him before, I just never especially cared for him. I actually ended up loving him, yo. Honest to Poisdeon he is now one of my favorite heroes of this series loving him. He actually had a reason for acting like a douchebag for all those years and it’s a pretty damn good one.

Fiona loves her job as the Scarlet Ninja. The public thinks of herself as a modern day Robin Hood and she likes to think that she is. So when the Scarlet Ninja—she—is framed for murder, Fiona is devastated and determined to clear her name. The last person she expects to help her is the person she tranqed in the very museum which the guards she is accused of killing were murdered.

From the first moment Christophe saw Fiona, he knew she was Fae. It immediately becomes apparent to him that she has no idea that she is Fae. Even if she doesn’t consciously know, Christophe takes one look at her children’s books and knows that some part of her does know. Now that the Siren—the jewel in the sword—has been stolen, both Fiona and Christophe need to get it back. When Christophe admits who he is, it takes no time at all for Fiona to admit that he needs it more than she does.

That really is the type of person Fiona is. She’s a caring heroine that will do anything for those around her. She will give anything up to save someone she loves, even herself. When Fiona and Christophe learn that the sword that held the Siren can enthrall shapeshifters, the need to retrieve it is even greater. With the sword, vampires or even the Unseelie Fae could take over the world and even destroy humankind.

There are several wonderful secondary characters. One is a butler/surrogate father. He reminded me very much of Summerset, though he wielded a gun when necessary. Thinking of Summerset with a gun is enough to make any reader of the In Death series shudder. I loved the banter between the Butler and Christophe. They both care deeply for Fiona and they are both determined to see her safe.

Each book in this series shows Alyssa Day’s growth as a writer. I am really looking forward to seeing where this series goes. What I do hope she does NOT do is drag it on forever and ever and have no the end.

4.25 out of 5.

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Guest Review: Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day

Posted March 22, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Tracy’s review of Atlantis Redeemed (Warriors of Poseidon #7) by Alyssa Day

A warrior with no emotion …

Doomed by Poseidon millennia ago to live life bereft of feelings, Atlantean warrior Brennan’s curse is shattered when he meets Tiernan–a human with the ancient Gift of Truth Telling. Attraction turns deadly when the woman he could never forget becomes the woman he can never remember. With the fate of Atlantis on the line, will a warrior’s uncontrollable desire destroy the world?

A woman with an eye for the truth…

Tiernan’s job as an investigative reporter is perfectly suited to her unique ability to see through any falsehood. But when she discovers human scientists conducting hideous experiments on humans and shape-shifters alike, only a wildly sexy Atlantean can help protect her from the those determined to see her fail—and die. When the future of the world is at stake, can she overcome death itself so together they can protect mankind?

Brennan is assigned to “watch” Tiernan who is a reporter. They are going to a conference but behind the scenes is the mad scientist who is discovering how to enthrall both shape-shifters and vampires – something that’s never been done before. But the experiments are going wrong and though the subjects are enthralled at the time, a very short time later they are going insane and wreaking havoc on their loved ones and themselves. Brennan is posing as a multi-billionaire who is funding this breakthrough research. Tiernan is using an assumed name so that she can infiltrate their facility and get a breaking story. But things don’t go quite as smoothly as they hope.

Brennan meets Tiernan for the second time – but he doesn’t really remember the first. You see Brennan was cursed by Poseidon himself 2000 years earlier to feel no emotion. He was a drunk back then and liked to carouse with women. When he seduced a Senator’s daughter (back in Rome) and got her pregnant he tried to do the right thing but was spurned by the woman. After her reputation was ruined she killed herself and apparently Poseidon blamed Brennan for the death. The curse was to only be broken by Brennan’s one true mate but he was doomed to forget her when they were out of sight of each other. Tiernan is obviously Brennan’s mate since he starts to feel when he is around her but this poses a problem for them when it comes to the getting into the lab. Luckily Brennan’s money talks – and since the scientist wants it he’ll do what needs to be done…including enthralling Brennan and Tiernan.

This is book 7 in the Warrior’s of Poseidon series and a book I really liked. I thought it was a great premise to have Brennan forgetting his mate whenever he wasn’t with her – not something you see in books too often. He was a strong character and I felt for him and his lack of emotion. He seemed to handle the resurgence of emotion well – even though he went a little crazy at first.

For Tiernan’s part – I thought she was a strong character as well. She seemed to deal well with Brennan and his emotion and I felt was a good match for him in temperament and personality.even though she seemed to not be able to make up her mind at times about whether she should leave him or not.

I only had a couple of niggles with the book. There were times in the story that Brennan talked about stuff that he shouldn’t have known and it was a little off putting. I kept having to go back in the story to see if I had missed where info had been shared with him but it was never there. For example: Tiernan’s ability to Truth Tell, as he called it. She hadn’t told him anything about it but yet when he was talking to High Prince Conlan Brennan told him flat out that she was a Truth Teller. How did he know that? IDK. For Tiernan it was the fact that at first she kept saying that she was going to leave Brennan since he would forget her anyway and then she could go about her business of getting the story – but the next scene she’s all in with staying with him. We never saw when she actually made that decision and I felt like I was left out of the loop somewhere.

But for the most part I really liked the book. It had action, adventure, mad scientists, warriors gone wild and shape-shifters What more could a girl ask for?

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

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