In a very promising start to an eight-volume series, Europa: Awakenings by author P.R. Garcia will treat lovers of science fiction to a great new read in the genre. Follow the story of Europa, a nineteen-year-old girl who has been raised as a human. What she doesn't know is that she is actually a princess from the ancient world, from the city of Atlantis. She is one of the Oonocks, who were forced to sink their beautiful golden city in order to save it. Her parents, the king and queen, had to place her on Earth as a human in order to ensure her survival. When Europa's human mother is murdered by one who thought she was Europa, and Europa finds a secret room with documents that show that neither she nor her human parents were who she thought, this amazing story of adventure and discovery really begins.
Wow! That's what I thought when I finished reading this fantastic new book! Author P.R. Garcia has done an amazing job in creating a storyline for the history of Atlantis that I've never heard before, as well as characters that her readers will truly relate with, connect to, and care about. If those aren't hallmarks of a great author, I don't know what are. Europa: Awakenings is both exciting and creative, and simply a great work of science fiction. I highly recommend this book, and am looking forward to reading more in what promises to be an excellent new series by the very promising author, P.R. Garcia, as soon as I can!
This book has completely changed my opinion about independently published authors. A week ago I received an email from the author stating that I might be interested in this book. I do not know the author and I assume that she had gotten my name from my Amazon Profile. She was running a three day special on the Kindle version for free. I was very skeptical at first, simply because I have downloaded several books by indie authors in the past and could not even finish them. But the introduction to the book sounded very interesting so I figured since it was free, I had nothing to lose. Worse case I wouldn’t be able to finish the book.
From the first page to the end, I loved this book! It is one of the best books that I’ve read in several years. I made the mistake of starting this book late at night. I really thought it would be one of those books that would put me to sleep. I was so wrong!
The plot is very well developed and her description of the characters brings the story to life. It’s exciting, original and fast paced. The author definitely has a very good imagination and the ability to articulate. Her writing style reminds me of my all-time favorite author, Anne McCaffrey.
It’s a true Science Fiction without too much technical details. It has some romance but no sexual content that would make me not recommend for teen-agers. It does have a few typos (grammatical errors) but not enough to distract you from the book. It is the first volume of a series and does not end in a cliff hanger. However, you will want to read the next one. I’ve already downloaded the second one, Europa: Quanundocii. I think this book will mainly appeal to women, young adults and old ladies like me.
5 stars. Europa, the namesake heroine of P.R. Garcia's Europa: Awakenings (Volume 1), is in many ways a typical teenager. She has several close female friends, is beginning a relationship with a young man, and is planning to go to college soon. But in other ways she's anything but typical. She lives on a secluded estate, is surrounded by a security team, and has been told that she's the last in a line of monarchs of a country that no longer exists. She's basically happy, but her idyllic existence comes to an end when first her mother is killed in an accident involving a deer with strange, red glowing eyes, and second, when someone starts shooting at the house, injuring one of her friends. After her mother's fatal
accident, Europa starts rummaging in her mother's room and finds an orb that glows and gives her mysterious visions. At the same time, her new boyfriend finds that his father has been researching reports of shapeshifters that appeared in the area centuries ago. Soon they put two and two together to discover the truth -- that Europa's ancestors are not just
from another country, but from another world and that they indeed have shape-shifting powers. They are also in mortal danger from an old enemy who has returned from exile and has vowed to wipe out the family.
Europa by P.R. Garcia is an excellent adventure science-fiction novel, full of both action and character development. It's not "geared to the lowest common denominator" -- instead, it has many literate references to history and astronomy and attempts to teach the reader what he or she doesn't know. Readers can easily empathize with Europa and her doesn't know. Readers can easily empathize with Europa and her
boyfriend, Terrance, as they find themselves in the middle of a dangerous situation that neither of them asked for or fully understands. The book also has some humorous segments - Europa's mother, Queen Medaron, pronounces coffee one of the greatest human inventions. Because its two main characters are young people, it will appeal both to teens and adults as well.
The 8th book "The Shadows of Apathy" is released.