Series: Lost Daughters of Atlantis #5 (but can be read as a stand-alone)
Publisher: Indie Pub
Publication Date: December 4, 2014
Source: From the Author in exchange for an honest review, this in no way altered my opinion or review of the book.
Shocked by her family’s plans to wed her to a stranger, sixteen-year-old Princess Adria must decide whether to flee the underwater Kingdom of Merta or fight to keep her rightful place. When Kai, the criminal she’d rescued informs her of a plot to kidnap her future sister-in-law, Adria decides to take action to prove her loyalty.
Sparks flew between her and Kai when they met during a hurricane misadventure, but she can’t trust her judgment about him. Especially when Kai won’t help her stop the kidnapping because he’s on his own secret mission. A mission that he refuses to divulge.
In a case of mistaken identity, Adria is kidnapped and whisked away to a mysterious glacial underwater world of ice and evil where she learns that everything isn’t rainbow fish and roses, that there are Atlanteans who suffer and slave, and that being cold isn’t a state of body, but a state of mind.
With Kai as her prison guard, the two teens grow closer, and Adria must choose between loyalty to her kingdom or her dreams.
This was a very fun read. Before reading the novella in this series about Adria and Kai, I wasn't really sure what I was going to get into with this book and I was pleasantly surprised by the novella and its influence in picking up this book almost immediately after reading it. So I recommend picking that up to see if this is going to be something for you.
Atlantis Glacial Tides picks up a little while after Atlantis Twisting Tides and follows Adria again. This time she is home facing the repercussions of her actions on the island and learns that she will be wed off. Instead, she is accidentally kidnapped and forced into slave labor, all the while learning more and more about Kai and his background and why he is helping these vicious people.
The story is very action packed - there is a kidnapping, multiple escape attempts, forced labor, an evil Emperor, and so many guards blocking Adria's way home. All things considered, Adria handles the madness pretty well considering she is in such a crappy situation. I enjoyed the action and the plot development but the ending seemed to happen all of a sudden, all that build up and then to have everything happen in what felt like 5 minutes was a little bit of a disappointment. Regardless, the build-up is very good.
I would say that this book is probably more on the YA side of things than the New Adult side and it was a fun read.