ARC Review: THE ATLAS PARADOX by OLIVIE BLAKE

Rating: 3/5 stars

Category: Adult, fantasy, romance, academia

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Publication date: 25 October 2022

Pages: 432

Source: Netgalley

Trigger: none

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog. I know I’ve been away for a while. I stated a new job in September and got promoted to team leader last month so work has really been kicking my ass. Which means I have had very little to time read. Also, I have a major project cooking which I will announce next year, so please have patience with my inconsistency right now.

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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SYNOPSIS

Six magicians. Two rivalries. One researcher. And a man who can walk through dreams. All must pick a side: do they wish to preserve the world—or destroy it? In this electric sequel to the viral sensation, The Atlas Six, the society of Alexandrians is revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way. But the cost of knowledge is steep, and as the price of power demands each character choose a side, which alliances will hold and which will see their enmity deepen?”

Review

Libby Rhodes is still missing and the rest of her initiates do not know what happened to her or where she is. Some believe she is dead, while others believe Tristan’s conviction that the body they saw was not her’s. They must all carry on and deal with the fact that the person they chose to die – Callum – is very much alive and in their midst. Now the six have become five, the five have to pick an academic topic to research and defend. From murder to normal days, until another weird peculiarity of the society presents itself.

The beginning was more like a personal battle that each of the five characters had to go through. And throughout the story, they find out more about themselves and what they want from life and the society. For some, the society is not really what they envisioned it would be and for others, they don’t believe in the ideals but see nothing better in the outside world to occupy their time. When the Bible said ‘an idle mind is the devil’s workshop’, it was very accurate. Aside from Nico, who went into the house with an intention, the rest of the initiates lost their way in one sense or another. Nico never lost his way because he had a clear objective; the other initiates were moor less when faced with the reality of their decision. I gave 3 out of 5 stars because while it was a great page turner that depicted some of the worst of society when privilege is mixed in, it was more a philosophical read about what some people believe is the origin of the world and humanity’ s reason for existing.

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2 Timothy 2:19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil”.

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