Book Reviews of Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1)

Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1)
Atlantis Rising - Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1
Author: Alyssa Day
ISBN-13: 9780739480656
ISBN-10: 0739480650
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 43 ratings
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
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.
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Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 5
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! :)
reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fairly predictable in the classic made for each other pattern, but a fun read. Not to be a spoiler, but a surprise awaits in book 2.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good Story...couldn't put it down
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely loved this book! After reading JR Ward and Lara Adrian, I didn't think I would love anything but Vampires but the Atlanteans were a great change up. It was very comparable to the others. This book kept me intrigued the whole way through. I am now on book 3 and plan on reading the whole series!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed everything about this book. The mythology woven in the story was nice. Good v Bad. Win the girl/mate. Things long thought lost being found again. Oh yeah, the love story was good too.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting book. Nice to see Poseidon getting the action instead of Zeus!
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Helpful Score: 1
The first of a promising series of stories about strong men who live in Atlantis and protect humanity... from a Vampire Senator??
Not many parts for women, Day seems to prefer to develop the male characters.
This first book didn't really paint a good picture for me of the how's and why's. But I am looking forward to reading the other stories in this series, I think Alyssa Day has written four more so far.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the first book I'd read by Alyssa Day, and I had to go out and get the rest of the series. Good writing, good plot, and great sexy love scenes. I highly recommend this whole series!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had a good original story line, and I liked all the alpha guys! Loved some of the secondary characters. Ven is hilarious. I'll be reading the second book just for him! But I wish it had more substance to it. I think it could have been 'fleshed out' a little more, more emotions, more descriptions, more than just the bare necessities to get the story across.
reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good first book by this author. Mixes Atlantean warriors with vampires and werewolves, but comes off OK. Lots of characters involved who will probably feature in later books. Not on the top of my list, but good enough to watch for the sequel.
reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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 in the series, 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.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book and normally it would be happily parked on my keeper shelves but I'm trying not to become a book hoarder:LOL:
I'm looking forward to the next in the series (ISBN 0425217965)
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Interesting idea. There could've been more between the two main characters. But I did enjoy the little there was. I am looking forward to reading about the other warriors.
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Not my usual read but different enough to keep me reading. Should be a good series.
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A great paranormal romance..Kinda like something Christine Feehan would write..EXCELLENT!!!
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Conlan high Prince of Atlantis is looking for Posedion's stolen trident. When he steps from the water he sees a woman about to be attacked by three men. He comes to her aid and is stricken by the urge to protect her forever. The instant attraction Riley feels for Conlan scares and excites her.
Beautiful world and character development. It feels as if Atlantis and the larger than life warriors are real.
Good story, likeable characters and believable romance.
Looking forward to book 2.
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Great start to the series. Full of legend, sex, romance and big sexy warriors full of attitude.
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This is my first full length novel by Day and I enjoyed it. I thought it was fun. Her writing and the bickering between the warriors could be better but overall it was a pretty good read.

I loved the fact that Riley was not a kicked butt kind of girl. She was brave and fought if she really needed to although with lots of hysterical crying and babbling.

There was a lot of humor and some touching moments. The sex scenes are playful rather than dark.

Can't wait to read more from this author.
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Loved this story. Romance, adventure and kicking butt!
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this was a great surprise reading. started a bit slow but really turned out to be a great read. can't wait to read the next book!
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Pretty good. It had really good secondary characters, and a good story. I did think some of the elements of the story weren't explored fully, but perhaps later in the series that will happen.
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This is a incredible storyline, with innovative plot. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure, romance, and intrigue.
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Great! 1st story in the series.
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Wow! I couldn't put it down!
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Wonderful...loved it...Great action, love and heart racing adult .....
Vampires are bad in this book. The names mean alot in this book so I can see how the names and their meaning play out in other books.
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Great book. First of a series I will like to read.
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The warriors of Atlantis are hot and each with such unique personalities. The romance was mui Caliente!! I can't wait to see the next installment of this series
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Great read. Hard to put down. I'm looking forward to the next one.
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Just found out about this series the other day, so I went and purchased the book... Abolutely LOVE this series so far. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
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Excellent start to a new series ~ they kind of remind me of JR Ward's series, sexy warriors out to save the world!
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Couldn't get into this one. A little too out there for me.
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Great beginning.
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great beach book...
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I got this thinking after reading the back that it would be a good book. I hate to say I was in chapter 4 or 5 and I still couldn't get into this. It seems to be a book in the middle of a series but it's not but with the jumping around, it started out with Colan coming back home to Atlantis after 7 years of torture then getting right to healing, I think there was a big jump about why he was captured for 7 years and his 'friends' knew he was alive but waiting until he showed up saying they were getting ready to go look for him, doesn't add up to me.
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Riley Dawson is more than a dedicated Virginia Beach social worker. She's blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years. Being an empath may explain her wistful connection to the rolling waves of the ocean, the santuary it provides and the sexual urges that seem to emanate from fathoms below.

Conlan, the high prince of atlantis, has surfaced on a mission to retrieve Poseidon's Trident. Yet something else has possessed Conlan: the intimate emotions and desires of a human. Irresistibly drawn to the uncanny beauty, Conlan soon shares more than his mind. but in the midst of a battle to reclaim Poseidon's power, how long can a forbidden love last between two different souls from different worlds?
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Really powerful story for the the first in a series. It makes for a fast and exciting read. I look forward to reading the other books and getting to know the other players better. Ms. Day leave plenty of room for speculation regarding the story line for other charaters that are introduced in this book.
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good books can't wait to get the next one
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Interesting concept. Good writing and more of a "romance" than other books I've read with a sci-fi/paranormal element. I'd call it "sci-fi lite". Mix of men from Atlantis, vampires, warewolves...you name it. And humans with paranormal powers. Looking forward to the next one.
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love it!wish i kept it-but wanted to share with youPBS readers!
glenna