Revelations by J.A. Souders [Book Review]

Title: Revelations
Series:  The Elysium Chronicles , #2
Author: J.A. Souders
Published: November 5, 2013

Six weeks after her arrival on the Surface, Evelyn Winters is no closer to unlocking the memories lost in her subconscious than she was when she first came. Isolated in a strange new society, Evie has only Gavin Hunter to remind her of who she once was.

But even with a clean slate, it’s easy to see that Evie doesn’t fit in on the Surface. And as her differences make her feel more and more alone, she can’t help but yearn for that place she doesn’t remember: the isolated city hidden in the depths of the ocean. Elysium. Home.

But she can’t exactly tell Gavin what she’s feeling. Not when he’s the one who helped her escape Elysium in the first place, and has the scars to prove it. Though the doctors say otherwise, Gavin believes that Evie just needs time. And if her memories don’t come back, well, maybe she’s better off not remembering her past.

But the decision may be out of their hands when Evie’s ever-elusive memories begin to collide with reality. People and images from her past appear in the most unlikely places, haunting her, provoking her…and making her seem not only strange but dangerous.

Evie and Gavin can’t wait around for her memories to return. They’ll have to journey across the Outlands of the Surface to find help, and in the end, their search may just lead them back to the place it all started… 

This book was every bit a page turner. Crafted in a very twisted and terrifying way, the story will easily hooked its reader on everything the "Surface" has to offer. A bird that can lift a deer and Nanobombs, dispersing nanobots-- so small that they're invinsible to the human eye-- that when breathed by humans, the body calcifies at an accelerated rate virtually turning humans into stone statues. Those are some of the things the readers will look forward to when reading this book.

In here, we are introduced to a new character–Asher. I kind of like him since the start of the book, I just have this feeling that he won't be some kind of protagonist in the end. At first, I thought there might be a love triangle brewing with the 3 characters. But REST ASSURED. There’s no love triangle here–instead we get a brother like figure who would do anything for Evie–like a brother would do for her younger sister.

Revelations totally lived up to its title. With all the revelations of Evie's true identity and how Elysium started. You will be screaming to have the third installment of this series. Not to mention the cliffhanger ending.


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