Atlantia by Ally Condie
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Can you hear Atlantia breathing?
For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—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 complex 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.
My Thoughts: I wasn't sure what to think when I started Atlantia, but I ended up liking it quite a bit.
We are introduced to Rio who has a sister named Bay. A twin sister. Both girls live Below. All Rio has ever wanted was to go above and change her living style. I loved the below and the above. I liked hearing about the difference and the different jobs people did. It was interesting.
Things also weren't what they seemed. The above is said to be polluted so people live below to be more safe.
I liked all the inner struggles of Rio. Right from the beginning, we see things from her point of view and we understand her. Things are explained so well and I felt like I was right there with Rio dealing with everything. When Bay makes a crazy decision, Rio spends most of the book wondering why. She has to find out! She must find out! Things must change! And Fast.
I also liked the addition of the boy. The love story. He made things interesting and I liked him from the get go.
I won’t go too much into this one but I really enjoyed it, and I thought it had a great storyline, and great characters.
Overall: Very cute and neat story! I really enjoyed this one! I’d definitely recommend it!
Cover: I like the shell and the colors!
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