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The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
This was one of the first (or the first?) book I received once I subscribed to the Fairyloot Adult book only service. While I generally don’t like to read reviews of books that I’ll likely read down the road, I did skim read a few reviews for this book for a general impression. Overall the reactions seemed very average/muted, which is why, among other reasons, I put off reading this book. However, Fairyloot announced there will be a special edition for its sequel, which goes on sale at the end of September. I decided this was the impetus I needed to read it. If I end up enjoying it, I may spring for the conclusion to this series.
At the time of writing this post, I’m 100 pages in and am enjoying it so far. The writing is not what I was expecting in that I mean it’s less colloquial and more academic, but without being dry. I find this fits the setting perfectly, that is, dark academia and secret societies and all that. It’s actually a nice change and makes me slow down and savor the writing. Though I haven’t yet read BABEL by R.F. Kuang, THE ATLAS SIX makes me wonder if lovers of BABEL would also enjoy this book.
About the Book
Author: Olivie Blake
Series: The Atlas, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: March 01, 2022
Print Length: 384
Each decade, only the six most uniquely talented magicians are selected to earn a place in the Alexandrian Society, the foremost secret society in the world. The chosen will secure a life of power and prestige beyond their wildest dreams.
But at what cost?
Each of the six newest recruits has their reasons for accepting the Society’s elusive invitation. Even if it means growing closer than they could have imagined to their most dangerous enemies– or risking unforgivable betrayal from their most trusted allies– they will fight tooth and nail for the right to join the ranks of the Alexandrians.
Even if it means they won’t all survive the year.