FREE BOOK Review: Atlantis Riptide (Lost Daughters of Atlantis #1) by Allie Burton

Book Blurb

When a girl runs away from the circus…

For all her sixteen years, Pearl Poseidon has been a fish out of water. A freak on display for her adoptive parents’ profit. Running away from her horrible life, she craves one thing—anonymity. But when she saves a small boy from drowning she exposes herself and her mutant abilities to Chase, a budding investigative reporter.

Now, he has questions. And so do the police.

Once Pearl discovers her secret identity, she learns she’s part of a larger war between battling Atlanteans. A battle that will decide who rules the oceans. A battle raging between evil and her true family. Will she find a way to use her powers in time to save a kingdom she never knew existed?

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Pearl of the Sea of Poseidon is hiding from her past.  Her abilities have to be kept secret.  The threat of discovery is real when she is forced to save a young boy from drowning. 
Chase is a manager at the Boardwalk. He jumps in to help and shows an interest in Pearl.  She panics but is lonely.  She accepts his offer to dinner, then flees to the ocean.  Her abilities are stronger in the ocean.  Breathing underwater, super speed, and super strength are helpful when she gets caught in a whirlpool.
Chase, again, comes to her aid.  She is confused.  Her fear of discovery is driving her but she is drawn to him.  She wants to trust him.  She wants to tell him what she can really do.  She also finds out she isn’t the only one who can do what she does.  There is a whole race of people who are on the verge of war.  Finn has been keeping an eye on her and eventually takes her to the base housing the Free Atlantians.  He tells her the story of the lost princesses.
Pearl is shocked and confused.  She is also happy she is not alone anymore.  Unfortunately she is drawn into this new world and accidentally brings Chase along with her.  Both sides suspect her of being a spy but the truth of who she really is shocks her even more.  Life is never going to be the same.
This is the first book in a YA series called the Lost Daughters of Atlantis.  The idea behind the stories are very unique.  I like the idea of lost daughters placed in a pod waiting.  I want to know what happened to Pearl before.  Why were they hidden?  I hope to learn the story in one of the future books.  Her childhood sounded horrible and the reader understands her not trusting anyone.  You see how torn she is between staying hidden and being lonely.  Then when she shares herself and Chase doesn’t react like she hopes she assumes the worst.  Not at all surprising.
I was surprised she was surrounded by more people from Atlantis than she thought.  The minor characters came out of the woodwork.  There were definitely some twists and turns.  Overall I liked Pearl and Chase both as characters.  Their reactions and thoughts were realistic in the situation presented by the author.

This story does a good job of setting up for the next book by hinting at what is coming.  I can’t wait to read what Finn is up to and how Pearl’s life changes from here.  I give it a 4 out of 5.

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