(The Atlanteans, #2)
by Kevin Emerson
Released |May 21st 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books|
Edition |Hardback, 480 pages|
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BEWARE THE GODS AND THEIR HORRORS. Owen and Lilly have escaped Camp Eden, but the next step on their journey to find Atlantis and protect it from Paul and Project Elysium involves crossing the perilous wastelands of a wrecked planet. And unlike in EdenWest, where bloody truths were kept hidden beneath the surface, out here the horrors live bright beneath the poisonous sun.
With treachery at every turn, Owen has no choice but to bring his wounded clan to the dark shores of Desenna, a city built from the ashes of EdenSouth. Desenna's blood-soaked walls may hold the key to Owen's journey in the form of the third Atlantean as well as a deeper understanding of the true purpose of the Three, but there are also secrets lurking in the shadows, waiting to be unleashed, and once they rise, there may be no escape.
Filled with action, mind-bending twists, and powerful scenes of emotional and physical sacrifice, THE DARK SHORE takes readers on a journey to a question so great, even the gods have trouble answering it: What would you be willing to do, to save humanity from itself?
The Dark Shore was a really great edition to the Atlanteans series! I find this series really unique in its own way. The whole idea of the skulls is really interesting to read about. And the world building is pretty awesome. From the domes, to the sun, to the cryos, the gills, and the 'prophecy' really makes the story that much better! There was a lot going on in this book, some good and some bad, but I must say that I definitely enjoyed the installment and can't wait for the next.
In the beginning, I was a little confused on all that was going on because its been awhile since I've read The Lost Code, but I'm glad for the recap that comes a long every once in awhile. A lot happened in the beginning of the book. It was great! But at times, it was a bit of information overload. And I also like that we get a change of scenery :) I like the camp in book one, but to actually get to see what was outside the domes was a plus for me.
Owen was awesome in this book. We get to see him be his usual brave self, but we also got to see a lot of emotions from him that he doesn't usually show. I'm curious to see why Paul thinks he's the one that so special to his final plan. Leech was awesome! He really grew on me in this installment. He wasn't really the same guy he was in book one and I was so sad at the way things ended for him. Lily on the other hand fell off to me. She was too weird and too moody. It sort of annoyed me in a way, especially with how she pushed Owen away. And then there was Seven, who was really entertaining. I really don't understand why things ended like that with her either...
I loved how this installment started off with a bang, but at times within the story the pacing would slow down a little bit to much for me. And the romance wasn't all that great. I felt things could have been a bit better, the ending was kind of sweet but for the majority of the book I really wasn't feeling it.
Overall, it was a pretty good installment. There were some SHOCKING reveals that blew my mind! I was so not expecting that at all :D I can't wait to check out the next installment! I receive a copy for review from the author/publisher. All thoughts are my honest opinion :)