Atlantia

Atlantia

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
ISBN: 9780141352930
0141352930
9780525426448
0525426442
Branch Call Number: YF CONDI-A
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 24 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 03, 2017

After reading "Matched", Ally Condie's "Atlantia" was next on my reading list. Atlantia's dystopian setting is very interesting, and I enjoyed the fact that the plot was original but still familiar...and very unique! This is a light, gradual read that, while moving slightly slowly, interested me and kept me satisfied as a bookworm. I wasn't a fan of the fact that the two twins happened to fall in love with guys in pairs (the whole double-date boys come in pairs thing), however, the romance didn't dominate the whole plot, and added this nice flavour to this charming, beachy read that was quite captivating and enjoyable with an unlikely protagonist, conspiracy unfolding, and a touch of romance. Perfect. 4/5 stars.
- @theapprenticebookworm of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

From the author who brought you the Matched trilogy, Atlantia is another book written by Ally Condie. Rio has waited her entire life to live on the surface. It has been said that the surface is harsh and has bad air. But when Rio’s sister leaves Rio below and goes above, she is forced to stay below underwater. This was a good book to read. I liked Rio because she wants to go on land and she uncovers some secrets about the government below. There are also Sirens in the book that will soon be revealed. Since the surface is polluted, there is an underwater world for humans to live in. With oxygen given because there's a bubble enclosing the city. I liked this book and the characters as well. 4.5/5 stars.
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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guantina
Jul 17, 2016

In my opinion, I liked this book much better than the Matched trilogy. There was so much more depth to it and I loved how Ally Condie came up with the idea of an underwater city. Sometimes the story felt a bit "draggy" and it lacked action but overall I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone looking for a nice dystopian read.

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livieb17
Jul 04, 2015

I really wasn't looking forward to reading this. I had recently read the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie, which I had really not enjoyed. Nevertheless, I decided to give this one a try. 30 Pages in, I was hooked, and I couldn't stop reading. The romance was super slow but it was perfect. I loved Ally Condie's look at an underwater City.
I could totally relate to Rio missing her sister, as I am a twin. Condie portrayed this well. All in all I would say her world building was way better in Atlantia than the whole Matched trilogy. So goood.

k_t Jul 02, 2015

A really interesting look at an underwater city, after our planet has been over polluted. I thought the world building was really interesting and the supernatural elements - Sirens! - were great. Definitely recommended to fans of dystopian and supernatural romance!

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Faith1119
Jun 27, 2015

Best book ever!...a must read!

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libraryeee
Apr 21, 2015

I love that the heroine's main drive and inspiration is the love of her female family members, rather than love of some guy (although there is a bit of that thrown in too).

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Ilinalta
Feb 18, 2015

Atlantia seemed interesting. I started it thinking that it would be about mermaids and sirens. I was right about sirens. There seem to be a slight implication that they could be different take on mermaids but I didn't see it if that was the case.

The premise was lovely. I liked the description and the world Condie tried to build. She did an amazing job getting the reader to imagine the scene that she was seeing, however, her writing came off very bland. I thought I would care about the main character, but I really didn't. She made all the other side characters more interesting than Rio. The lore in Atlantic was intriguing, I wanted to know more. However, Condie took the old info dump route.

Condie's ability may have improved since Matched, however I still don't care for any of the characters she creates. I won't be continuing with the series.

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