Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Lost Code (The Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson: Review

Author: Kevin Emerson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 22, 2012
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer “the way things used to be,” back before the oceans rose, the sun became a daily enemy, and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm.

But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems.

No one will know this better than 15-year-old Owen Parker. A strange underwater vision, even stranger wounds on Owen’s neck, and a cryptic warning from the enchanting lifeguard Lilly hint at a mystery that will take Owen deep beneath Lake Eden and even deeper into the past. What he discovers could give him the chance to save the tattered planet. But first, Owen will have to escape Camp Eden alive…
I'm not quite sure about this book. On one hand, the mythology was fantastic, but on the other, I found the writing style rather bland. Let's just go with 4 stars and call it even.

The mythology in this book was absolutely fascinating. The Atlantean mythology combined with the sci-fi aspects of the dome were great. There's also some dystopian thrown in there too, with the world being ravaged outside and the government controlling that small worlds under the domes where the kids go to camp. All of this made for a very interesting book.

THE LOST CODE'S downfall though was the writing. It felt really bland sometimes, and made parts of the book very boring. But other than that, I really enjoyed this book! I would highly recommend reading it!

CONTENT: Kissing, no swearing I can recall, and lots of violence, none of it gory. 

1 comment:

  1. Huh, good to know! I am generally quite tempted by Atlantis type worlds but if the writing isn't there, I probably won't get through it at the moment!