Overall the story was good, and fast-paced action keeps you at the edge of your seat for most of the book. It’s definitely geared for middle school age but enjoyable for teens and adults, too. The beginning was a little choppy and a bit disconnected but once things got going it started to flow better. The concept of the decedents of Atlantis and the possible reasoning for its downfall is interesting. I also thought the kids growing powers based on their natural talents was more believable as far as magic powers can be.
--Heather Griffin, Callahan Branch Library
Find The Colossus Rises in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.