The first in a new series about warriors from atlantis and their fight with evil vamps. Not a great read. The heroine was TSTL. Won't be following this series.
1st I've read by this author and I guess this is a new series for her. All I can say is so far so great. I love these books that mix in the world of Atlantis and of course the gorgeous warriors. This is Prince Conlon's and Riley's story. He was held & torchered by an evil vampire goddess for 7 yrs and survived. She is an empath who can feel his emotions, the 1st in a very long time to do so. When they meet it is an instant attraction that only gets stronger. They must retrieve Poseidan's tridant from the bad guys. Along the way we meet Conlon's 7 who include his brother Ven and best friend and Priest Alaric. We also meet Riley's sister Quinn. This is just the beginning and I am looking forward to more of this story. Happy reading.
Atlanteans, vampires, wereshifters, empaths, and somewhere in there...humans!
This is my first Alyssa Day read after a year of Gena Showalter, Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Kerrelyn Sparks and Lynsay Sands, and...I LIKED IT.
Here is my honest opinion/keypoints:
1. The writing style might be a bit more simplistic than most are used to, almost like a young adult novel at times, but it's a good read.
2. A lot of characters are introduced rather quickly, which might cause some confusion. There were several pages I had to re-read at the beginning to remember who-was-who, but afterwards the read went smoothly.
3. It was almost as if this were the 2nd book of this series. It's as if there was a part missing somewhere. I have an expansive imagination which helped "fill-in" some pieces. It makes me wonder though, if Ms. Day was maybe rushed to write this and get it out quickly?
4. I enjoyed the fact that it wasn't filled with sex scenes. I'm more about the plot and action in paranormals than I am the whole sex factor. The bedroom scenes it did have were sexy, tender and fun. Just my cup of tea!
5. I cried - TWICE - reading this book. There is a part with 2 of the warriors and Riley that caused me to tear up to the point I was snotting. It takes some good writing to get that reaction out of me, but then...I've cried at Mastercard commercials, don't say you haven't! :D
All in all, I will continue to read this series. I want to know why Quinn (Riley's sister) is "broken" and how exactly did Alaric (Atlantean Priest) "touch" her when she was being healed. Just a few paragraphs about the other Atlantean warriors like Alexios, Bastien, etc., and I wanted to read more!
I hope this review is of some help. Thank you for reading it. Have a great day! :)
This was just an awful book! I got more than 3/4 of the way through and had to stop torturing myself. I'm really glad it didn't cost me anything other than a credit but am kicking myself because I wasted one on the second in the series. After this disastrous start, I took the 3rd off my wish list.
The story really had potential but fell flat to the author's unoriginal and poor writing skills. It read like a bad, cheezy Harlequin novel with characters that used a lot more "grown up" words (swearing). I found it ironic that the main character made the comment of how she felt like she was trapped in a B-Movie... well, a B-Book would be a better explanation. The dialogue was corny and repetitive and the romance cliched and better suited to a late-night movie on Cinemax.
There were also too many conflicting concepts in the story, such as first saying that the Atlanteans had a problem with modern language yet as you read on, they seemed to have no problem with slang and insults. It sometimes reminded me of an old Arnold or Stalone movie (and in a bad way!).
The author falls flat on her face if she's trying to keep up with others in this genre and I wouldn't recommend this one to anyone.
Good Story...couldn't put it down