Best Book I've Read In Several Years! By Debbie Aikin on February 13, 2016
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.
EUROPA Awakenings - Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
Europa Waters knows that she is the daughter of royal parents whose homeland has been destroyed by a devastating war. What she doesn’t know is that this war took place thousands of years ago on another planet. Europa: Awakenings is Volume One of an extensive series by P.R. Garcia about the race of Oonocks and their fight to preserve their existence. Awakenings begins with the conception of Europa who must be born as a human in order to survive. Threatened by her father’s brother, whom everyone assumes is dead, Europa’s comfortable life is turned upside down right after she celebrates her 20th birthday. Her mother, the Queen of the Oonocks, is murdered and Europa, her new boyfriend Terrance, and the people who have guarded Europa for over 20 years flee for the sanctuary of Saint’s Isle to avert disaster. The past has come back to haunt them as JeffRa, the uncle who had promised to wipe out the race of Oonocks, commits this crime and then pursues Europa and her escorts. Will Europa be safe or will the past she has never known anything about catch up to her and fulfill its horrible promise?
At 490 pages, Europa: Awakenings by P.R. Garcia is an epic novel that grabs your attention on page one and doesn’t let go. In a truly masterful style, Garcia has created a world and characters that are incredibly rich and deep so that you feel you are living the story right alongside them. Fantastic descriptions of places, sea life, and the technology of the Oonocks as well as various historical and scientific references offer something for every interest as the story progresses. Full of emotion, this something for every interest as the story progresses. Full of emotion, this book examines the depths of hate, love, deetermination, and devotion through the thoughts and actions of the characters. Europa: Awakenings is an exceptional story and the saga continues through numerous subsequent volumes that I can only hope will be as excellent as the first.
EUROPA Awakenings - Reviewed By Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite
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!
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THE DREAM OF ATLANTIS
5.0 out of 5 stars The Conclussion of PRINCE EJ's trilogy
By W.T.Hoffman TOP 500 REVIEWER/VINE VOICE on August 25, 2016
DREAM OF ATLANTIS concludes the third trilogy of the Europa series. This trilogy is known as Prince EJ's story, since it more or less follows his quest to save the world from ecological Armageddon. There's a lot going on here, since the book not only brings to conclusion the themes of the Prince EJ trilogy (The Ancient Anew, the last of the Terrian threat, the strange half Oonock twins, various love stories and plans to save the planet) but this book also brings several themes from all the Europa series to a startling conclusion. Without spoiling anything, I can perhaps suggest that ancient family riffs are mended, and long lost friends reunited from afar. What makes this an exciting read for me, is Garcia's ability to weave together archeological curiosities like the Costa Rican Spheres, or Manu Picchu, with Atlantis, and cutting edge research in Global Warming. Some books you need a dictionary to read. Garcia's books require researching Wikipedia to get up to speed with what she's describing. The overall tone of the book is a bit dark, but at the same time, the overarching themes of family, forgiveness and social responsibility balances the shadow side of capitalistic gain at the expense of earth's ability to sustain human life. A couple other highlights of the book include an assassination of a major character, the Oonocks true nature finally getting outed to the world, and the return of......oh, no, I'm not going to tell you who or what returns. But just wait until you find out. Wow, is all I can say. I'm sure if you're read the other PRINCE EJ books, you'll read this one too. If you haven't read Blue Planet (Europa book 7), and Apathy (Europa book 8), then don't even dream of starting here. You need to read those books first, doofus. These Europa books are an interesting mash up of fantasy romance, scifi adventure, and family epic. So download the book, grab a cup of coffee, get a blueberry muffin, and start reading.
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EUROPA Awakenings - Reviewed by Raanan Geberer for Readers' Favorite
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book. By Karen Berzins on June 15, 2016
I love this series. This book is well written and quite enjoyable. Great characters and awesome story line. I really liked the plot twist in this one from the last one. Looking forward to reading the next one.
9-14-2006 Another 5 star review on EUROPA Awakenings. You can read the entire review, plus my author interview, at the link below the review.
Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy
Are you one of those who wonders about Atlantis? Do you fantasize that it’s a thriving city hidden somewhere beneath the ocean? P. R. Garcia’s Europa: Awakenings, the first book in her epic series, gives you a fantastical world with beings from another world. The Oonocks. They hide in their city at the bottom of the sea, but also hide on dry land.
A young woman, Europa, heir to the throne of a lost country, has no idea she’s actually from another planet. Kept in the dark about her real origins, she’s raised as human to protect her and all of her kind from an ancient enemy, JeffRa.
Now, the enemy that led to their flight from their world to our ocean’s depths has found them, and will not stop until he kills them all.
There are so many characters you come to know, human and other. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Jeanip. I know. You’re thinking, shouldn’t it be Europa? Let me explain. Jeanip has something he must overcome from his past. This keeps him focused. And he’s been tasked with protecting Europa at all costs. He’s so loyal and fierce in his duties and larger than life. I’d be glad to have him as a protector and a friend.
The romance between Europa and Terrance is so sweet. He falls head over heels for her and she for him. Neither knows she’s not of this world. When Terrance finds out, he doesn’t hesitate to put himself between her and danger. I loved how, even though he couldn’t swim, he braved the seas to save her.
Being a lover of the ocean and all it’s inhabitants, this story was a must read for me. Adding in water beings from another planet fascinated me even more. Trying to visualize these beings in my mind, I drew from movies such as The Abyss and Europa Report. Such stunningly beautiful and mystical creatures filled me head.
Danger and action fill the pages. You hardly have to time catch your breath as the characters face insurmountable odds to combat those who would destroy them.
This is one of those books I went into with high expectations. And I got everything I could have hoped for and more. I’m now driven to read more. Find out what happens to beloved characters and where the author takes me next.