REVIEW: Atlantia by Ally Condie a.k.a ‘coz I have a lot of time to waste
AUTHOR: Ally Condie
PUBLICATION: Published October 28th 2014 by Dutton Children’s
GENRE: YA > Fantasy | Sci-fi | Dystopia
PAGES: 368pages (kindle edition)
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Can you hear Atlantia breathing?
For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long silenced—she has nothing left to lose.
Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the corrupted system constructed to govern the Divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.
The problem with Atlantia is that it’s so boring I’d rather eat nails than read it again. Or finish it. This is my first from Ally Condie. And probably my last if this is how she writes in all her books.
“He kisses me.. He is good at this. I am good at this. We are good at this”
WELL U KNOW WAT? I AM NOT GOOD WITH ANY OF DIS!
“She’s going to tell me the story, and I’m going to listen. And I am afraid.”
The author needs to be informed that we are not toddlers anymore. She needs to know that. Anyway, I did my best to just ignore the writing even though it is so distracting. I tried to focus more on the plot that is so so so exciting.
HA. I’m so good at sarcasm. Rio’s sister Bay left her to be in the Above. When we say ‘Above’ it means the land. So that left Rio all by herself because her Mother just died and her Father was dead long time ago. But no worries, her Aunt Maire who is equally as boring as her is still Below. (Below is, obviously, the sea)Even though she is reluctant to ask for help, she was desperate to find out why her sister left her alone Below. Good thing she met this boy whose name is so stupid I CANNOT UNDERSATND WHY IS HE NAMED LIKE THIS. His name is True Beck. True Beck also wants to know why his friend went above that’s why he wants to help the boring and incredibly bland Rio.
Also, True Beck knows Rio’s secret.. AND WHAT SECRET IS THAT? Well, I don’t want to spoil you because I’m not mean. And besides, if you decided to read this book, it might be the only thing that keeps you going.
Peoples, ATLANTIA is so boring. There’s no BOOM. No FEELS. Nothing amazing or awesome or good about it. I’m so harsh, I’m sorry. But it’s the truth. The premise is really fascinating. I thought they were mermaids but they’re not and I was actually okay with that. But the execution was so MEH.
The only good thing here is that it’s not a series. YAY! We can save some money.