A review by takarakei
The Atlas Paradox, by Olivie Blake

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


You gotta go into this knowing it is really about the characters and their interpersonal relationships. I enjoyed this a lot while I was reading it, but after finishing it and thinking about it more, there are definitely a lot of questions and potential plot holes I am not sure about (I say potential because there is a third book yet to come out and it is possible that they could be answered).

This second book in the series is a lot more science fiction leaning than the first. Although they do a fairly good job of explaining some of the physics concepts, as someone without a scientific background, it did feel a bit above my head at parts. I chose to just again, focus on the relationships and personalities. There's some character development - a few characters def go more towards the morally gray side. Still at the end you don't really know who can be trusted.
Spoiler HOWEVER I WAS SCREAMING during Belen's whole chapter and also GIDEON AND NICO AHHHHH! <3

I do look forward to the conclusion of this series, and I'll def be re-reading the first two books before that comes.

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