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Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on June 5th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
In a few days, I’ll officially be the Laurel clan chief—but it comes at a heavy cost. My human family, the McKyes, think I’m dead, and the only family I have left is my surly cousin, Theron. Plus the occasional visit from my dead mother.
Gathering the fifteen clans of Atlantis is more tasking than I thought. Thank fate that Ian has my back, otherwise keeping the peace would be a total disaster.I want to give him my heart, too, but without an official likeness, or spontaneous pairing, it’s only wishful thinking. To make matters worse, someone out there has the formula to createhuman-Atlantian hybrids. For a hefty price.
Certain chiefs are so desperate to increase our population that they refuse to see the price might be more than money; it could cost us our souls. If I can’t change their minds,the descendants of Atlantis could disappear forever.
Atlantis Reborn is the third and final book in the Atlantis Rising series by Gloria Craw and I have to admit, I kind of forgot that there was going to be a third book until I was notified that this was being released. Having read the first two, I dove right in as I wanted to see how things were going to end up for these characters.
This book picks up shortly after the end of book two and Alison is officially the head of the Laurel clan which means she needs to meet with the clan leaders to discuss what happens next for everyone. As the story opens, Alison is essentially saying goodbye to her human family (the McKyes) even though they don’t know it. Since things are changing drastically for her, she needs to cut her ties and it isn’t easy for her. Luckily she has Ian and his family to help her through everything.
When Alison gets to the Arx, she begins to learn so much more about who she is and the Laurel clan. She also learns more about what the other clans are concerned about and what they are willing to do to achieve their goals. The biggest issue the clans face right now are tied to their decreasing population and some have uncovered a way to create Atlantian hybrids and Alison knows firsthand how bad of an idea this is.
What I liked about this series was how much growth Alison’s character goes through and it happened throughout every book. She is adaptable and continuing to learn who she is but also where she can help the Atlantians. She has a different perspective and isn’t afraid to share her thoughts and opinions.
The secondary characters were well done in previous books but it felt like they definitely took a backseat in this book. Ian didn’t really have a role here and in my opinion, was really just there as filler. Theron was there to support Alison but he seemed to be her errand guy. I liked the addition of some of the new characters and it was great to see some old characters back in the mix.
Overall I enjoyed this series. While it wrapped the series up well, I don’t know that this one was my favorite. With that said, I thought Craw did a wonderful job developing both the characters and the story. Having crossed paths with the first book in this series inadvertently, I am glad I was able to read the entire series and explore this world that Craw developed. I will definitely be watching for anything new she writes and if you are looking for something different with a unique story, definitely consider checking this one out.
Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the review copy!