My rating: 5 of 5 stars (4.5 rounded up to a 5)
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake is the first book of a trilogy on a multi-POV paranormal/fantasy. The eBook version is 383 pages. I was surprised to know that this was Blake’s debut novel! This version, put out by Tor Books, has been revised and edited for additional content.
Every ten years, The Alexandrian Society (think: the caretakers of the Library of Alexandria) select the six most talented magicians to be considered for initiation. Atlas Blakely is the current caretaker. The six chosen individuals have one year to qualify for their initiation while they learn about time and space, luck and thought, and life and death. Only five will be initiated. One will be eliminated.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The characters are quite diverse, as they are selected across the whole globe. I also appreciated the casual queerness sprinkled throughout the book.
I mentioned before that this book was multi-POV, and head’s up that there are some character perspectives who aren’t really likeable for various reasons.
I received an eARC from NetGalley; all opinions contained herein are my own.
Tropes in this book include: dark academia, secret societies, magic
CW: violence, explorations of trauma
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