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by Carol Oates

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Carol Oates
Omnific Publishing (November 9, 2010)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Carol Oates has never been one to remain still for long. Series: The Shades Series (Book 1). Paperback: 308 pages. Publisher: Omnific Publishing (November 9, 2010).

Carol Oates has never been one to remain still for long. After her parents' mad dash to the hospital through the empty city streets of Dublin, Ireland, Carol made her debut into the world in the early hours of Christmas morning. Since then her pace has not slowed down in the least.

Shades of Atlantis book. I love how Carol Oates starts the book off with Triona scoffing at the sensationalism of Caleb until she actually meets him. The intriguing tale continuously spins a story full of heart and soul, anguish, forbidden love, destiny, and one girl who finally figures out what she wants to be when she grows up. The way the author showing Caleb bouncing between being a Shades of Atlantis is a tale shrouded in mystery, paranormal activity, and a young love that will not be denied even if it means death.

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By (author) Carol Oates. Other books in this series. 25% off. Shades of Atlantis. Free delivery worldwide. Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Carol's love of writing about anything not entirely "human" emerged, and the premise for her debut novel, Shades of Atlantis, was born.

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Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine in Camden, or anywhere else. Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town. More books from this author: Carol Oates.

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Series: by, Narrated by. .Books related to Shades of Atlantis. Sweet Escape (Sweet Series #2). When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew.

Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn't quite fit Camden, or anywhere else. Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town. While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous...and deadly. When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It's there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her - secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well. Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.
  • This is a 3.5 for me after looking at the books I have given four stars to. The storyline is really good and different. It was really brilliant that the author gives the reader the short two page preface where it tells of a baby girl born in a cave with a battle raging outside with the sounds of swords clanging. The baby is handed to a waiting man by the midwife who is the mother's sister. The midwife hands him a leather bound packet and they say their good-byes, obviously caring deeply for each other. When asked where he will take the baby, he answers, "I only know who waits to take her from me, not of her journey's end."

    This preface is important to the reading of the book, because the book begins in present time and is told in the first person by Triona, a high school senior who works at a restaurant part time. Triona has barely met the third of the brothers, Caleb, who own the restaurant. She is very attracted to him and her best friend Amanda teases her about it. I personally in books am not real fond of the "instant attraction" and the idea of being deeply in love before the couple even knows each other, and this was a drawback to me for this book. From this point for far too many pages, it pretty much goes on to a great deal of sensual kissing and losing themselves in each other (no real sex and it is not graphic - I would consider the book YA). I have read some other books that IMO make the mistake of having too many scenes like this and too often using the same phrases over and over - a bit too much of thundering heartbeats and such. There is of course a mystery about Caleb, and while Triona is troubled about the secrets he obviously is keeping from her, the reader is trying to decide just what Caleb really is. I won't do a spoiler on that because I jumped from one idea to another and I think that was a fun part of the book - the mystery of what is really going on.

    The last third or so of the book was the best part, but somehow it never really drew me in like I had hoped it would. The premise of what Caleb and his family really are and the tie to the preface (which I went back and read probably a dozen times to get clues) are really the most interesting part of the book. For me it just took too long to get there. There are some other good characters in the book although I thought they were a little vague (except Amanda) even Triona's brother, Ben didn't really come to life for me until close to the end. Good story but probably would have been better with a lot less pages. It's 307 pages but another negative for me - small print.

  • Purchased: 3½ stars/5 stars

    I have always maintained that a good set of characters can carry a mediocre plot right on through to the end. I honestly never imagined that I would come across a book with just the opposite scenario. I did however find this to be true with Carol Oates Shades of Atlantis.

    From the beginning I knew I was in for something pretty sweet - the title alone had me hooked as I love all things related to the Atlantis legend. (Lynsay Sands anyone??) I was right; the plot for Shades is really good and hands down the novel's greatest aspect. There is lots of action, drama, and some very, very intense romance. To be completely fair, the combination of action, drama, and romance is sort of like a perfect storm and really keeps the reader moving through the book at near lightning speed from beginning to end. The super quick summary includes:
    1) Triona and Caleb are crazy, scary in love after only a few days of knowing
    one another; this part of the story gets really intense
    2) Caleb and his family are something other than human; it takes Oates
    quite a while to get to the explanation of what the "other" actually is but the dragging out of the big reveal worked quite nicely
    3) There's a nasty little prophecy floating around that Triona may be the
    beginning of the end for Caleb and his kind
    4) As you may of guessed from #3 above there is a group of super-bad guys that will do whatever it takes to prevent Triona from fulfilling the prophecy - nastiness ensues!

    Here's the downside for me: I am a strong character lover and Shades just really didn't deliver for me in this respect. Here's the skinny on the characters for me:
    1) Triona: if ever there was a case of someone needing to be told "suck it up buttercup", Triona is that girl; at some point, I just got used to the fact that no matter what the situation, big or small, Triona was going to break down into tears
    2) Caleb: although delightfully lickable in terms of his looks, as my grandmother used to say "pretty is as pretty does". Caleb, while well-intentioned, is really kind of an idiot! Caleb's trouble all begins when he tries thinking for everyone else and determines that everyone, especially Triona is better off not knowing everything about the über-dangerous situation they are all in. Add to this the fact that Caleb totally wimps out and runs away at a critical moment and you have a recipe for a wreck!! All of Caleb's credibility and likability pretty much goes out the window after all the mistakes.
    3) The characters that were pretty awesome for me are Triona's brother Ben, her BFF Amanda, and the super-awesome, lie detector Eila. For me, none of these characters were present enough. Each of these characters were the by far the strongest, most straight-forward and forthright in the novel and I really, really wish there would have been a lot more of all them in this story. Ben is strong, courageous, and loyal; Amanda is faithful, kind, and brutally honest and; Eila is beautiful, strong, and compassionate all while being a super-human lie detector. It's a pretty sweet super-power '

    The bottom line: I really am torn over this book as it had such a great plot but characters that sadly fell short for me. The plot in this novel is strong enough to carry the weaker characters and I think the book will actually play well with readers who are fans of super-intense, love at first sight romance reads. This is a YA novel but I would be remiss if I recommended it to the younger end of the YA reader spectrum as the romance is certainly not sexually explicit but it is quite intense.

  • This book was gifted to me from the publisher and what a gift it was! This story is captivating! The more I read the deeper into it I became . It is the story of True love, Romance, Guts and Glory. It sucks you away to a world of Mythical Gods and immortal beings so deep that before you know it time has flew by!

    Triona is a heroin by her won right. She is a character that is not sure of who or what she is. but when the time comes shes willing to accept the truth with pride and almost a relief. Her romance with Caleb is a whirlwind romance that is well worth the time invested in the pages of this story. I felt her heart break but I also felt her butterflies and tingles when Caleb came around. It is a love that was meant to be even though Caleb finds himself questioning weather or not he is right for her more than once. I found myself rooting them on!

    The secondary characters are well defined and capable of adding dimension to the story. Both families of Triona and Caleb made me feel like I was part of their families. And that i was there too.

    The story is well written and well executed. It is written with style.The storyline is well thought out. I was drawn inro this world from the start and found myself involved in the story in almost a movie kind of way. I could see it playing out as I read. It is well worth the time to read and I cant wait to read anything else from the author.

    My score-5 Stars