Monday, April 16, 2012

Indie Author Monday: Hippocampus

Author: Tom Tancin
Age level: YA
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An Island that Shouldn't Exist...
A Life He Didn't Know...
A Destiny That Can't Be Escaped

There was no turning back. We were going to set into motion a revolution that could either save Atlantis or leave it destroyed in the process.

Sixteen-year-old Trey Atlas' known life is a lie. While he was raised in Miami, Trey was actually born in Atlantis. Sent off the legendary island as a baby for his own safety, Trey is the only living heir to the Atlantean throne. Whether he likes it or not, Trey has to go back to his birthplace and accept his role as the Ruling Prince and lead the revolution to defeat the Knights of the Abyss. Otherwise, thousands of innocent lives and his true family legacy could be lost forever.

What I thought: There were a number of things that I liked about this book. This first was that it is written from a male's perspective. This might seem an odd thing to like, but the majority of books that I read are from the female perspective. And honestly I think everyone likes to read a book that they can relate to the characters in some way, and not only girl's read:) This really seems like a book that a teenage boy would love, full of action, adventure and a damsel in distress. Kudos to Tom Tancin for writing a book that hits on a reading population that may be getting overlooked in the current YA trends. Love triangles are cool and all, but maybe not so much from a young teen boys perspective;)

It was also refreshing to read a book about Atlantis, the world that author creates is unique. I enjoyed the main character Trey, he is a hero, who really doesn't start off wanting to be a hero. He's just a teen boy, interested in swimming and girls! But when he is introduced to his real background everything changes. Will he step up to the challenge? Read the book and find out!

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1 comment:

  1. I have always been fascinated by Atlantis. I am curious about this book and think reading from a different POV will be fun.



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