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Gyre by Jessica Gunn

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New Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: February 1, 2016
Pages and Format: 288 pages; mobi
Links: Author WebsiteGood ReadsTwitterFacebook





My Rating:

3.75 Stars

3 Stars


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.”

I received this book from the publisher Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review. 

I had some trouble with this book at first. It took me about 60 pages to finally draw me in. Normally, teleportation and mythology draws me in immediately. It was well worth the wait because it turned out to be a good book, despite the high and low pace of the book.

I actually enjoyed the male to female protagonist POV in this book. It gave both characters a bit more depth, although I did find Trevor to be annoying in his affections and I felt Chelsea didn’t find her voice or affection for Trevor until near the end of the book. So a lot of the affection parts were one sided. It made the insta-love a bit gag worthy.

I think that Chelsea’s reactions to suddenly teleporting to Trevor on SeaSat5, after Trevor rescues her, were well justified. She didn’t accept her abilities too quickly. Even when she developed more abilities, she was rightfully freaked out about these abilities.
Trevor made some serious errors in this book and he struggled to admit that he was in the wrong. Chelsea was a far better character for she was able to admit her faults, strengths and weaknesses.

I was unaware of Lemuria being a lost land like Atlantis. That was quite an interesting tidbit for me. I hope that in the next novel, Lemuria is touched on more.

There was some confusion about who Trevor worked for, who the bad guys were and who the good guys were. It became a bit of a jumble at the end.

Despite the issues in the book, it was a good book and a new take on adding mythology and mythological creatures and abilities. I recommend it if you’re looking for a new tale involving Atlantis, Lemuria and supernatural abilities, this might be it for you.

Where to Buy:

Amazon CAN | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble IndieBound Book Depository

About the Author: 

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.


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