The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake is a sizzling hot romance that will have you on the edge of your seat from the very first page to the last one.
It’s not often that you come across such an original and sexy concept with some great characters to back it up, but this book does exactly that – and does it well!
The story focuses on six people (you guessed it, The Atlas Six) who are brought together under unfortunate circumstances and discover that they all have one thing in common – they’re all part of an ancient prophecy.
This book is a stand-alone book and not part of a series. That being said, the story could fit into almost any setting, so I can only guess where it is set. I would like to think that it was in Scotland, but there are no references to landmarks or countries in the book (or if there were, I missed them).
For those who haven’t read The Atlas Six, there will be spoilers below, so stop reading now if you don’t want anything ruined for you! The story follows Dr. Rowan Roxie Blackstone through a journey of self-discovery after she finds out about the existence of magic and the people involved with it: wizards, vampires, fairies, etc.
Once she learns about her own magical abilities as well as her family history as witches/warlocks, Roxie travels around Europe fighting dark magic while learning more about herself along the way. She has some help from trusted friends, but mostly uses her newly found abilities alone while trying to cope with her new life situation.
There are six main characters in The Atlas Six: Brian, Brandy, Daphne, Evelyn, Kaitlin and Zane. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses that play out throughout the book.
I have to admit that some of the relationships seem forced, but then again, I’m pretty picky when it comes to relationships. Not every one will be like me though, so don’t let it deter you from reading.
I really enjoyed the character development and found myself liking (or disliking) many of them as the story unfolded. There were times when some characters seemed a little too good to be true or unrealistic, but then again, there’s always someone better than you at something in every walk of life.
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My Thoughts on the Book
I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Atlas Six. At first, I thought it was going to be a science fiction novel with an apocalyptic setting—and I kind of liked that about it.
However, there are a few twists and turns that really blew me away. It does remind me of the books I used to read when I was young (think Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska).
It isn’t like anything else out there; in fact, I couldn’t put it down! If you like coming-of-age novels with some twists and turns thrown in, then you might enjoy reading The Atlas Six. Keep your mind open and prepare for an experience unlike any other!
What I Liked Most About the Book
While I wasn’t as keen on all of the science fiction elements, which are quite popular with today’s readers, I liked how independent and strong-willed Genevieve came across. She doesn’t let her new powers get to her head, and she uses them to become more in tune with who she is and how she wants to spend her life.
Her character journey is fun to follow! There are some unexpected turns that keep you guessing at what will happen next and help make up for any shortcomings caused by your inability to connect with certain characters.
Overall, a well-written piece that I would recommend if you enjoy contemporary fiction or books that combine scifi/fantasy elements.
What Could Have Been Better in the Book
While The Atlas Six is a gripping read, there are times when I felt that Olivie Blake could have done better in terms of story development.
For example, she used short chapters which sometimes failed to create a sense of continuity in the storyline; you would find yourself wondering where a certain character was and what he or she was doing at that point in time. Also, I found some flaws in her descriptions.
While I understand that it is somewhat unreasonable to expect an author to be able to describe characters perfectly, it would have been better if she had paid more attention to facial features and physical appearances instead of focusing so much on clothing details and external appearances.
In conclusion, I would have to say that I enjoyed reading The Atlas Six. It’s a good mystery/thriller with engaging characters and a plot that kept me hooked from beginning to end.
And although it is definitely not a book for everyone, fans of James Patterson or Kathy Reichs will probably enjoy it as well. If you’re looking for an entertaining page-turner, then I highly recommend you read The Atlas Six.
You can visit Olivie Blake’s website to learn more about his books, including The Atlas Six.