This is a solid paranormal romance series, the world building is great, there are plenty of diverse characters to keep your interest beyond the couple of the moment. I had a slight problem with the heroine's "touch psychic" ability. It's tough to portray that ability without a significant amount of explanation, which wasn't included here. She wore gloves (most of the time), but you end up wondering about casual touches from everything (What about the sheets - do the psychic images wash away? Does it only work when she touches with her hands? Etc.). That was a little distracting for me, but all in all this is a fine addition to the series. I will continue to read.
It was unfortunate that I didn't receive the 2nd book of this series until a month later, so I had to skip to Book 3, "Atlantis Unleashed", featuring the snarky, tortured Justice and the I-can-touch-things-with-my-hands-and-see-visions-that-can-probably-kill-me-but-I-can-touch-things-with-the-rest-of-my-body-and-not-see-anything Keely.
Other than that unexplained gift in the plot, and that there needs to be more information for a new reader in case the books are read out of order...
I really enjoyed this book. I'm all for strong female and tortured male characters. The characters were interesting, the storyline kept my attention, and there were moments that were poignant.
I'm grateful that the sex scenes didn't start until later on. There was one line that completely caught me off-guard and made me laugh so hard I about choked, you'll know what I mean when you get to the words "hot cream". :-X
I give this book 4 stars. I can't wait to read the next in the series - Book 4, "Atlantis Unmasked".
I love the Warriors of Poseidon. Book 1 is still my favorite so far, but 2 & 3 were still good. After reading the short blurb for book 4, I can't wait to start reading that one next! The characters are easy to get attached to and I'm excited to see each one's story.
Good addition to the Warriors of Poseidon series. Leaves enough in the air that you cannot wait for the next installment.
This book was a good book. I liked the concept and it was different. Although I don't think this was the first book in the series. The only thing that I did not like is that the author did not make it an easy read for a first time reader if the books were to be read out of order. Things were happening that did not have any explanation. I'll read the first one, but this was a good book from a New to me author, and it won't be my last. I also liked that the sex scene did not happen until way over half the book and the alpha male was not to overbearing and the heroine was not whiny and clingy, she was smart. Nice for a change.
This is another awesome book by Alyssa Day. I enjoyed it as much as I did the others!!
I really like this series and this book, but this read felt a little rushed. I felt that Day could have expanded a little more without a reader losing interest. In fact, I felt that there were a lot of areas that could have been explained more and more developed. However, I really enjoyed the story and will keep reading the series. Also, I was distracted by the gloves aspect of the story as well. I was constantly wondering if it was just her hands that were sensitive, or if it was her whole body. Anyhow, good book.
Finally~! I know that Day has had some trouble getting the next book in the series out, which explains why two books are coming out back to back. I feel that this was a nice addition to the series but it all seemed a bit trite. I am all for the tortured soul but the flow just seemed a bit too predictable. I'm not worthy to be loved, but no one else can have you etc. Don't get me wrong I can enjoy a tortured soul any day of the week but it just seems like she wrote this book prior to reading the tortured hero's of J.R Ward and Gena Showalter. However, I appreciate her own spin on the Vampire genre and look forward to starting the next book.
I absolutely love this series. Justice is the perfect tortured hero and the blue hair, yummy. Justice is a half-breed and after being tortured by Anubisa the vampire goddess, his two souls have fractured apart. When Keely McDermott enters Atlantis, both halves of Justice immediately fall in love. Keely is pychometric (meaning she gets visions when she touches objects) and has been having visions for years of a blue-haired hottie. She's half in love with Justice before she ever meets him which is a good thing as the actual meeting was very traumatic. Of course, they have a mission to accomplish. In order to save Atlantis, they must find the Star of Artemis (one of the gems from Poseidon's trident). The adventure is great and the trials and tribulations are to be expected but Justice and Keely have many obstacles to overcome mainly his dual personality.
I can't wait to read more of this series especially Alexios' story.
I didn't think I would like this one simply because of the whole Sybil thing Justice has going on but I have to say Keely rocked this story. She was funny and sweet with just the right amount of heartbreak in her background to make you sympathetic.
I was a little sad it didn't have as many cameos of the other warriors but it was still a very fun read.
Definitely read these books in order.
Love this series. Great read that will keep you on your toes!
Alyssa Day has brought to life a story of Atlantis which is amazingly detailed and enjoyable. It is well set up, exciting, has plenty of action and heartfelt moments, and when you read the book you are right there with the characters. This series is my favorite of any Atlantis books.
I so enjoyed enjoyed Antlanian Justice's story. It explains his personal struggles. His soul mate archaeologist Keeley McDermott is perfectly suited to tame this damaged warrior.
I was happy to see how well Conlan and Ven accepted the fact that Justice is their half brother and welcomed him to the family.
My favorite of the series so far.
Great read! Strong but tortured warriors, spunky and determined human mates, crackling personal chemistry and lots of page-turning action - quintessential Alyssa Day.
The latest entry in the Warriors of Poseidon series resolves the cliff hanger ending of Atlantis Awakening where the half-breed warrior Justice volunteered to become the prisoner of the evil vampire goddess Anubisa. Between tormented captivity and the breaking of his gaes Justice's mind has shattered, allowing the non-human portion of his mind off the tight leash he has kept on it. But he has seen the vision of his destined mate and struggles to reach her...
Archaeologist Keely McDermott has a curse, she can 'read' objects to the point she experiences the most emotionally charged event associated with it. She wears a small wooden fish she found because her vision showed her the scene of it's long ago carving by a blue-haired man she continues to dream of. She is invited to Atlantis and thinks the person extending the offer is nuts until he forces an object into her hand and she experiences and 8000 year old vision that takes place in Atlantis. What archaeologist could resist?
The bond between Justice and Keely allows Justice to find his way through the void although his mind is still divided between his Atlantean and Nereid halves. His brothers are thrilled at his return until he grabs Keely and vanishes. Locked up in a sealed cave with a man who claims she belongs to him and who talks to himself - although she only hears half the conversation - was not now Keely expected her visit to Atlantis to start...
AD has planted lots of 'teasers' for future books along the way. Book 6 is due out this July and is already on pre-order!
Warriors of Poseidon
1. Atlantis Rising (2007)
2. Wild Hearts in Atlantis (2007) (in Wild Thing)
3. Atlantis Awakening (2007)
4. Shifter's Lady (2008) (in Shifter)
5. Atlantis Unleashed (2009)
6. Atlantis Unmasked (2009)