Monday, 1 February 2016

Release Day: Gyre by Jessica Gunn

It's release day for GYRE by Jessica Gunn, the first book in the Atlas Link Series! Jessica Gunn's debut novel is a new adult fantasy from Curiosity Quills Press.
vortex in a column of water

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Synopsis: Chelsea didn’t try to teleport. All she wanted was to play the Battle of the Bands show. But after accidentally teleporting onto classified Navy vessel SeaSatellite5, all she’s rocking is the boat. Once it’s sorted out that Chelsea’s not a threat, SeaSat5’s top scientist offers Chelsea a position on the crew as an archaeology intern. Dr. Saint studies people with powers, believing them to be descendants of Atlantean refugees, except Chelsea’s powers are beyond anything on previous record. While great for everyone else onboard, the miracle of Chelsea is Trevor’s worst nightmare. The same girl who’d given him a brief lifeline to sanity three months ago literally fell from the sky, under a mile of ocean, and onto the very station where he’s employed. Making matters worse, Trevor’s family are Lemurians, Atlantis’s enemy, and Chelsea’s presence is unpredicted—a wrench in an already unstable situation. But Trevor wants no part of his family’s war. The only thing he wants is Chelsea, Atlantean or not. Days into Chelsea’s sudden appearance, SeaSatellite5 uncovers Atlantean ruins and a massive artifact cache, placing its entire, hundred-man crew in the crosshairs of an ancient war. There are those who want the Atlantean relics inside the ruins destroyed, and only Trevor knows the treasures for what they really are: Link Pieces, tools used by the ancient civilizations for their time-travel war. With lies and shifting alliances abound, Chelsea and Trevor will have to think fast in order to save the station. If they don’t, the Lemurians will seize the artifacts and Atlantis will be destroyed forever.

About the Author:
Jessica Gunn Jessica Gunn is a New Adult author and avid science-fiction and fantasy fan. Her favorite stories are those that transport the reader to other, more exciting worlds. When not working or writing, she can be found binge-watching Firefly and Stargate, or feeding her fascination of the ancient world’s many mysteries. Jessica also holds a degree in Anthropology. To catch up with Jessica, follow her on Twitter (@JessGunnAuthor) or on her website, Author Links: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads |Website | Blog | Pinterest

My review

I was lucky enough to read an earlier version of this book, and I can honestly say I've never read anything quite like it - and I mean that in the best way possible! GYRE has a really unique premise I haven't read before, featuring Atlantis folklore, superpowers, time travel, action and romance.

The POV alternates between Chelsea, an archaeology student with no idea she's descended from ancient Atlanteans until she teleports herself onto a top-secret vessel where scientists study people with powers like hers, and Trevor, who works aboard the submarine while secretly trying to stop his family destroying Atlantis.

The romance between the lead characters is sweet and develops naturally without taking over the plot, which is refreshing in New Adult. The plot is an exciting page-turner with high stakes and some great twists. If, like me, you're on the lookout for SFF in the New Adult category, GYRE is a must read!

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Emma! Thank you so much for helping out with GYRE's release day :D