Girls*Heart* Books: Hippocampus by Tom Tancin: Review

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hippocampus by Tom Tancin: Review

An Island that Shouldn't Exist...
A Life He Didn't Know...
A Destiny That Can't Be Escaped

There was no turning back. We were going to set into motion a revolution that could either save Atlantis or leave it destroyed in the process.

Sixteen-year-old Trey Atlas' known life is a lie. While he was raised in Miami, Trey was actually born in Atlantis. Sent off the legendary island as a baby for his own safety, Trey is the only living heir to the Atlantean throne. Whether he likes it or not, Trey has to go back to his birthplace and accept his role as the Ruling Prince and lead the revolution to defeat the Knights of the Abyss. Otherwise, thousands of innocent lives and his true family legacy could be lost forever.

Hippocampus is the first book in The Atlantis Revolution series by Tom Tancin. Most of the action in the story takes place in Atlantis where Trey, our main character is sent to help a sorceress in trouble and embrace his destiny as an Atlantean Royal. 

I truly love the idea behind this book; what can I say it reminds me of the old Indiana Jones movies mixed with Harry Potter and geared towards teens. I think it's a brilliant idea, and while I enjoyed the story here for the most part, I found it to be missing something. The dialogue was a little rough at times but I enjoyed the book overall, even though I found myself wanting to smack Trey occasionally. He was just a tad too vain for my taste. But I have hope that he will grow out of it in the sequel. 

My very favorite part of the book was the sorceress, Aerian. There was a depth and vibrancy to her that the other characters lacked for me. She is by far the most interesting character in the book & I look forward to seeing how things unfold for her. I look forward to reading the next book to see how things progress for Trey & his friends.

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