Beth's Review: EUROPA: Awakenings: Second Edition (Europa Series Book 1) by P.R. Garcia (Author)
Author Request/ Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: December 9, 2013
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Length: 582 pages
Format: ebook , paperback
NOTE: Second edition 2-27-2016. When the Oonocks sank their golden city of Atlantis beneath the ocean, only the words of Plato gave testimony of its existence. Now learn a new thought of who the Atlantians were and why they had to sink their city that eventful night. Find out why 6000 years ago, the a race known as the Oonocks left their beautiful lilac, waters of Jupiter’s ice moon Europa to begin a new life on Earth. Discover the real Atlantians. Europa is a nineteen year old human female who has never heard of the Oonocks. And although she’s heard of the legend of Atlantis, she’s never giving the story much thought. Europa: Awakenings begins with Queen Medaron’s departure to the world above, to the land of air and land. She is with child and no Oonock child has survived past the age of ten for almost a thousand years. So King Enok and Queen Medaron make the difficult decision that their daughter, Europa, will be born on land as a human, never to know the truth of who she is. In utter despair and sorrow, King Enok watches his only love leave, for a life without him. Because of a war-wound he received from JeffRa at the battle of the Third City, he can no longer live in an air-environment ad must remain below, far from his family. Twenty years have passed since Queen Medaron came above, and Europa is fast approaching her twentieth birthday. Her life has been fairly normal, as normal as any royal child’s can be. The secret of who she really is has been kept from her, but she does know that she is of royal birth, the next leader of her people, that her great-great-great grandparents had to flee their country which no longer exists and that their enemy’s descendants may still be hunting them. Therefore, she follows a strict set of security rules. Safe and happy, she lives on an isolated estate along the coast line in northern California. But her safety is an illusion, for their enemy has returned and is stalking the future queen, waiting for his chance to end her life. The day after her birthday, Europa’s perfect word is destroyed when JeffRa assassinates her mother, thinking she was Europa. As she struggles to deal with her mother’s death, Europa’s world is turned upside down when she discovers a secret attic above her mother’s bedroom. There, she finds picture of her parents hundreds of years old, a land deed which states it was her parents, not her great-grandparents, who bought and settled the land four hundred years before and other strange items. But most terrifying of all is her mother’s diary. Inside, Queen Medaron wrote that Europa would be born human and never know who she really was. Europa desperately searches for the answers as to who she is, while her protector, Jeanip, tries to keep alive. It is a journey of many danger as JeffRa chases her, determined to personally end her life. Along the way, Europa will lose almost everyone and everything she loves. In this time of turmoil and danger, she must also find the queen inside her and a way to accept the deaths of so many Oonocks who willingly sacrifice their own lives so that she may live. She must learn and accept the true story of Atlantis and the Oonock race if she is to survive.
Five (Huge) Boundless Stars
Europa is a young woman celebrating her twentieth birthday, and getting ready to go off to college. Her life is good; she and her mother live by the ocean with a private beach, she has her friends, her servants are like family, and to top it off, she has developed a friendship with dolphins she gets to play with all the time! She is royalty, but her land no longer exists, so all the perks with no responsibility.
She’s on the beach with her personal guard and two best friends, playing with her dolphins, enjoying time with friends before she has to go off to college, when a handsome young stranger walks onto their beach looking for help. He has fallen off his bike and hurt himself, and luckily, he didn’t get shot for trespassing, and they help him. This is where everything starts changing.
Her life is turned upside down, she loses her Mom, her home, and so much more happens. Talk about ‘when it rains, it pours!” Europa handles everything as well as to be expected; as she discovers more, her life as she knew, it changes more. She is not what she thought she was; her family, her servants, her dog! Nothing is as it seems.
Europa: Awakenings is extremely intense, has non-stop suspense, mystery, action,
sci-fi, romance, and there’s twists at every turn. I was brought into it so deep; it was a struggle to stop reading and sleep. There are a few errors in the editing, but the story made up for that. I absolutely loved it! This is a HUGE 5 Boundless stars. By the way, I have already gotten book two, Europa: Quanundocii grab it now while it’s free on Kindle unlimited. You WILL want to continue with this series. I know I am!