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The Atlas Paradox, by Olivie Blake

39 reviews

dododenise's review against another edition

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challenging inspiring mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Oh my god?!?
I enjoyed reading the first book more but holy shit I still loved this one so much.  
I mostly was less convinced by all the philosophising this time. That was the part that really got me into the first book. But now I got into the character dynamics and the chaos of it all. I also actually like some of the characters now and considering they're all designed to be assholes that's an accomplishment. And I was rewarded in my favourite shipping!! I didn't dare to hope for it because so many characters are set up to potentially have some romantic and/or sexual relationship. 
Honestly, their relationship dynamics were all over the place and I was here for it.

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nadiaherondale's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

Although I didn't love it as much as the first one there is no other way to say it that this world building, the dark academia and the characters of this book are enchanting, trapping. It's a book you just can't put down. 
During the first one I was so obsessed with Nico and Libby's cosmic dance of soulmatism (and I still am, after all I picked The Atlas Six up expecting a whole academic rivals to lovers slow burn) that I obviously put the other characters in the background. The Atlas Paradox helped remedy that, and honestly, I loved it. I loved exploring Parisa, Reina, Tristan and Callum more deeply, their motives and the independant research, and even others like Dalton, Atlas and Ezra (although fuck him).
Honestly I can't wait for the third one to see how every plot point (and there are a lot, Olivie Blake tends to go on tangents) is resolved

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jgeter's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

While I raced through this book, it wasn’t nearly as fast-paced as the first book. This book expanded upon each of the character’s personalities, motivations, and associated trauma but somehow just missed the spark that kept me racing through the first book

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icieri's review against another edition

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mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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kimtazo's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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taryn_g's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25


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sydapel's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

Look, I'm not here to be a hater. Olive Blake clearly has talent and I'm happy to continue reading her books. But this was a slog to get through. The first half was alright, once I got used to Blake's writing style (reads very like fanfic, which makes sense), but when you get to the second half and barely anything has actually happened?? While I'm not going to pretend I don't love the aesthetic and the character dynamics she employs, the lack of on page action and stagnant characters (only two of them actually get to do something in this book) is really really frustrating. She also has so many different plot threads going that I used to think she knows how to tie up, but I'm not so sure anymore. Here's hoping for a robust editor in the future.

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lozziereads's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective relaxing sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

to the untrained eye, i am sitting in my bed with this book shut next to me after finishing it, but if you look really closely, i am actually rioting and screaming at a pitch unavailable to human ears (positive) . please finish this trilogy olivie blake my life… depends on it.

like i have some other things to say but i’m going mad rn so i’m going to keep them inside for right now.

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lokes's review

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adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75


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maurareads13's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Second installment of the Atlas Six series. I enjoyed it just as much as the first. The characters are still deeply flawed, the academia is still dark, and as the book progressed, unlikely alliances were revealed between the six “students”. The ultimate, and possibly nefarious, plans and motivations of the leader(s) of the Alexandrian Society are slowly being revealed. I’m looking forward to the third book, releasing next year!

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