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Review: Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day

Posted March 1, 2010 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Casee‘s review of Atlantis Redeemed (Warriors of Poseidon Book, Book 5) by Alyssa Day.

The fate of Atlantis is on the line-and the future of the world is at stake…

Poseidon’s warriors have learned that the battle to protect humanity produces unexpected enemies-and alliances. But none more unexpected than the bond between a cursed Atlantean warrior and a woman whose sight surpasses any lie.

This is a series that gets more interesting as each book is released. The first book was pretty good, but the world building since then has been phenomenal. In this series, vampires and shapeshifters are known to humans. Vampires have their own house in Congress, fcol. There are human rebel groups that against vampires and their plans for the human race. Helping them are Poisedon’s warriors of Atlantis. The elite few have been given the duty of protecting the world from vampire domination. Only after their job is done will Atlantis rise.

Brennan is one of those warriors, cursed two thousand years ago by Poisedon himself. Brennan hasn’t felt emotions since the day he was cursed. The curse states that he will know no emotion until the day he meets his true mate. When that happens, he will be destined to forget her every time she leaves his sight. Only when she dies will he fully remember her.

Talk about a doozy.

Brennan first sees Tiernan in a previous book. He goes a little bonkers, something that his comrades are shocked to see. All Brennan feels is a possessive urge to protect what he considers his. Two thousand years of emotions blind him to anything but getting Tiernan from himself.

After being spirited back to Atlantis, Brennan and Tiernan are separated. Circumstances force them together when Dr. Litton, the epitome of mad scientist, starts experimenting with mind control. They both go in undercover, Brennan as an elusive billionaire able to fund Dr. Litton’s “project” and Tiernan as a ditsy reporter there for a neuroscience convention. In reality, Brennan is there to find out what he can about Dr. Litton and those associated with him. Tiernan is there to blow the doors wide open on what killed her best friend Susannah.

Not only do Brennan and Tiernan have to worry about sticking to their covers, they also have to be concerned with the fact that Brennan can forget Tiernan anytime she’s out of his sight. When they are captured and separated, it’s not good.

Brennan is one of the more interesting warriors. Being emotionless for two thousand years obviously has something to do with that. I have been looking forward to his story since I read Justice’s book. Tiernan and Brennan were perfect for each other. They helped each other overcome a past that has haunted them both (it has obviously haunted Brennan for a little longer).

The whole vampires in politics thing is really interesting to read about. Alyssa Day really has taken this world to another level since the series first came out. She has a knack for getting your emotions involved. There is no exception in Atlantis Redeemed.

4 out of 5.

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

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Series blahs. . . .

Posted November 14, 2007 by Casee in Discussions | 9 Comments

I have a major case of the series blahs.

I’m reading Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day. It’s a good book. It’s the second in her Atlantis series. I read the first book, Atlantis Rising, in a day. I’ve been reading Atlantis Awakening for three days and I’m not even halfway through yet. When I started thinking about why I was watching Days of Our Lives instead of reading AA, I had an epiphany.

I am invested in way too many different series as it is. Adding another one to the mix isn’t sitting well. Like every series, Alyssa Day has created a character that readers will by dying for, but whose story will be withheld until he “does what he needs to do”. I just don’t know if I can wait for yet another book to come out after years of waiting.

Why do authors feel the need to do this?

In Lara Adrian’s Breed series, she’s releasing Rio’s book next year. This is the guy who, in the first book, found out that his mate betrayed the Breeds and then (if I remember right) she died by his hand. That is one tortured mofo. My point here is, she’s not waiting years to release his book. For whatever reason, she’s accepted that her readers want to read about Rio and has proceeded accordingly.

It seems that Sherrilyn Kenyon has created this fad w/ Ash and other authors are following suit. I am extremely invested in the Dark Hunter series and can not wait to read Ash’s book. Yet I’m hesitant to get that invested in any additional series. Even Tohr of the BDB fame is beginning to turn me off.

So what do you think? Are there too many ongoing series for your taste? Have you not started a book because it was the beginning of a series? What series are you the most invested in?

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