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Alessia in Atlantis: The Jellyfish Jailbreak

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3.5 rounded up to 4.

Twelve-year-old Alessia has just returned to start her second school year in the Lost City of Atlantis, when the underwater nation is gripped by some ominous news.
A prisoner responsible for one of the worst attacks in Atlantis history has escaped, and Alessia suspects her fugitive, evil mother is involved. With the help of her schoolfriends, Alessia will have to interrogate some pretty reluctant merfolk, break into the underwater world's most secure prison, and master her newly-found mind-control power to find and stop her mother before the escaped convict finishes what he had started.
But the more Alessia uses her power, the more she realises that this power comes with a sinister cost...

I really enjoyed this book for the first one I read in the series (although I feel it probably would have been better if I had read the first book beforehand).

Laine has created a mystical and magical world for Alessia in ‘Atlantis’ and it was fun to read about all the different buildings and characters that Alessia and her friends encountered. Filled with fun, excitement the story was filled with the right amount of tension with adventure. However, underneath it all it had an important message about power and loyalty and acceptance of people who are different to you. Overall this was a great read and I will definitely be going back to check out the other books in the series.

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Action filled middle grade with a great many issues that get raised and brought to the attention of the readers. I loved it.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Nathalie Laine for providing an E-Arc in exchange for my honest review!

Okay, the reason that it took me a lot of time to review this is because I was trying to read the first book before. Thank God it was available on Scribd, since I live in a third world country and finding a physical copies of a certain book titles is a nightmare!

I truly enjoy this and the first book of Alessia's journey! The friendship was adorable and heartwarming! The world-building is amazing! I'm truly immersed in this book!

I would definitely recommend this book!

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Alessia is back for another school year in Atlantis in the midst of some unrest. She needs to keep it a secret that she's not originally from the ocean because of the growing distrust. Alessia suspects her mother of all the suspicious things happening, including when a prisoner responsible for attacks on Atlantis escapes from prison. Attempting to hide her secret and make things right, Alessia continues her studies, tries to find out answers, breaks into prison, and tries to master her growing mind control powers.

One of the more interesting aspects of the books is Alessia's struggling to learn to control her new power. It's rare to see a book for this age level for a character is asking the kind of moral questions Alessia does. Is it okay to control people if it's for the greater good? Is it okay if she's a good person overall? Alessia struggles with these questions, and the people around her don't hesitate to call her out when they don't like her behavior.

The story was sometimes hard to follow with the large number of twists and turns, and it tries to tackle a lot of issues without really being able to get its arms around the concepts (such as discrimination and stereotypes).

In the end, what someone thinks of this book is really about the audience. For a young reader who like mermaids and will enjoy the underwater aspects, this book is likely going to be a great read. It's not the kind of book that will appeal to a lot of people outside the target audience.

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Alessia in Atlantis: The Jellyfish Jailbreak is a fast-paced, suspenseful middle-grade novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The story follows Alessia, a young girl who has just returned to Atlantis after a year on the surface. She is determined to prove herself to her friends and family, but she soon finds herself caught up in a dangerous adventure.

Alessia has the power to control the minds of others, but she must use her powers carefully, as they can be dangerous. She must also learn to trust her friends and family, as they are the ones who will help her to save Atlantis.

The book is full of action, adventure, and suspense. Readers will be rooting for Alessia and her friends as they try to save Atlantis. The book is also full of humor and heart, making it a great read for all ages.

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***1/2 - Twelve year old Alessia Cogner spent the summer with her stepdad George in Scotland. She is now back in the underwater city of Atlantis. Alessia’s estranged mother is alive. She is the rebel leader for the New Current army. Last year her mother tried to steal her mind control powers and incapacitate her.

Alessia is starting her second year at the Octopus Garden school in Atlantis. Alessia lives with her guardian Wimmi. Her stepfather thinks she is attending boarding school in Scotland.

Alessia and her friends’ adventures continue in this second installment. Landfarers have been captured and sent to jail. Landfarers are people who are descendants of Atlantide people who lived their lives above the sea in overland which they called Selva. Selvans are completely unaware of the undersea world known as Nethuns.

Landfarers are being blamed for the current conspiracy being spread by the emperor’s council. Alessia and her friends need to find the Jellyfish Jail so they can question one of her mother’s former followers. They need the location of her mother’s secret hideout. They will find her mother and make her confess to the crimes so that the Landfarers will be released.

Alessia and her friends have grown close. They still have some trust issues but they are willing to work it out. Their friendships will be tested. Will they become better friends or will they turn on each other?

Alessia is learning to control her powers. She is also learning that her mind control powers are not everything. Kindness and doing what is best for everyone is what is important. Not using her power is what she must do to stay true to herself. But can Alessia succeed in not using her power? Can Alessia and Vulcor overcome the corruption of their powers before they lose themselves?

This is the second book in the Alessia in Atlantis series. The character interactions and friendships are endearing. The author’s imagination and colorful descriptions entice you to keep reading. There are twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The book is fast paced with many things happening. It can be confusing at times. This is a book that middle school children will enjoy reading. I look forward to the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley and I am voluntarily leaving a review. Reviews also left with Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

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The underwater adventure continues with twelve-year-old Alessia and her friends attempting to stop her mother’s wicked plan. This time with a Selva who almost destroyed the Lost City of Atlantis!

The story begins a few weeks after the events in the first book and Alessia is slightly older and more knowledgeable about the Lost City of Atlantis. Alessia returns back to Atlantis after a short summer vacation with her stepfather George, after receiving a message from her mother. Taking in the news of an escaped prisoner, Alessia starts thinking this is her mother’s doing.

Alessia is more confident when she returns and her friendship with her close group of friends has become stronger, similarly with Vulcor. She also wants to do right with her empath powers and not become an all-powerful dictator. I enjoyed the friendships in this story more because there was a level of trust and understanding that was strong and could be felt through the pages.

I haven’t read many water or underwater books although it’s my favorite element. I liked the idea of Drifts in this world and how it was used to view past memories, flashbacks and announcements. I found it very creative and inventive including the use of crabs as police and jellyfish as security.

I felt her mother was a bit too strong for a villain although it may be because she has many years of experience and is older. Alessia and Vulcor, although young, have superpowers and I feel this book being the second in the series doesn’t do them much justice. Alessia’s mother is always one step ahead of Alessia and her friends and I feel like all the events leading up to the ending just falls flat when it’s still not enough for the biggest super villain in Atlantis.

Overall, this was an engaging read that is adventurous and filled with friendship, emotions and danger. It’s filled with character growth, inspiring thoughts and creative elements. Definitely a fun and enjoyable read for all ages!

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NetGalley ARC Educator 550974

This is a series you can get every member in the family to read. This is the second book of the series that just made it all better. There are many important themes and lessons in the book so be sure to ask your little ones about them. I can't wait to read more of Alessia's tales.

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Thank you NetGalley and Nathalie Laine, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles for accepting my request to read and review Alessia in Atlantis: The Jellyfish Jailbreak: Alessia in Atlantis Series: Book Two.

Author: Nathalie Laine
Published: 12/06/22
Genre: Middle Grade | Sci Fi & Fantasy | Teens & YA

Please note, this story shows the author's creative imagination which is vastly different than mine. I was drawn to the cover, and once again I am not sure where my head was -- I've surpassed the intended target group to the point where I can comfortably say, I've put in my time preparing for future generations. (I like adult books.). There is not one area in the genre classification that I seek, quite the contrary.

NetGalley requires a star rating, and I'm going 3. I would allow my child to read this series (after I read each book), and I would be prepared for questions, knowing where they came from. Example: Why do Mom's leave? Who will take care of me if you leave? This is a heavy topic that could come up. On a lighter note, encouraging art and use of imagination can be done. Likewise, stressing fiction versus nonfiction in the lie department could be addressed in a relaxed manner.

Obviously, I'm having trouble reviewing the Sci Fi/Fantasy, but not the uses of the clever and creative storytelling.

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Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Alessia in Atlantis: The Jellyfish Jailbreak. I've voluntarily read and reviewed this copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

After enjoying Alessia in Atlantis: The Forbidden Vial, I was very excited to read the second book in this series. And I have to say that I enjoyed The Jellyfish Jailbreak even more than the previous book. The stakes were higher, the characters felt like that had more dept, relationships between characters were tested and we learned even more about this interesting and compelling world of Atlantis.

Nathalie Laine crafts a compelling, fun and enjoyable read for anyone who has always wanted to travel to a fantasy underwater world!

I can't wait to see what Alessia and her friends will be up to in the *hopefully* next book!

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Alessia in Atlantis is a fantastic middle grade series with a lot of undersea action. i read buddy this second book with my son and he basicly devoured it in couple hours. We not yet get access to read book one, but the story still easy to follow and understand.

The story is an interesting adventure, with high stakes challenges and loveable characters. I personally love how the author bring depth to Allesia characters and emotional. How she handle her family issue, recognize her talents and learning to using it wisely.

Perfect read for fans Rick Riordan who appreciates mythology, fantasy adventure and action with strong morals story.

Thank you Netgalley and Nathalie Lane for provided my copy. I enjoyed my read and my thoughts are always mine.

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I absolutely loved the first book in this series and The Jellyfish Jailbreak is the perfect sequel in the Alessia in Atlantis series. I enjoyed jumping back into this world. Loved the character development in this sequel. If you liked the first book you definitely should read the sequel. I'm hoping there will be more in this series.

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After a brief but enjoyable summer with her stepfather George, Alessia is more than ready to rejoin her friends beneath the sea at her secret school: the Octopus’ Garden. At the end of the previous school year, Alessia learned that her mother faked her own death; now, she is out to get Alessia and prevent her from returning to her underwater home. Fortunately, Alessia has a plethora of good friends, special mental superpowers, and a healthy dose of luck on her side, which not only gets her back to her guardian but also aids in protecting others from the dastardly deeds of her estranged mother. In addition to saving the world, however, Alessia must also attend school, and this is the first year of the challenging Ten Tackles tests. Will she be able to balance everything in order to succeed in school and protect her new home?

This second in the Alessia in Atlantis series begins mere weeks after the first book ends, as summer vacation is coming to a close. Alessia is slightly older now, and feelings she began experiencing in the first book are becoming more pronounced. Her friendship with her friend Vulcor is deepening, and she spends much of the narrative determining how and when is appropriate to make use of her strengthening powers. Much like in Spider-Man, “with great power comes great responsibility,” and Alessia learns the hard way just how true that is. Luckily, she has good friends who are not afraid to tell her when she crosses the line and who help her find her way back to the right side.

The overall story arc in this book is an improvement over the first one, especially as sufficient time is spent in developing critical plot points to enhance the investment readers have throughout the book. Fans of Harry Potter will appreciate the similar design and delivery of this series, especially as Alessia is inadvertently placed in the middle of problems she alone can remedy. It is a lot to ask of a twelve-year-old to protect an entire community, but Alessia bravely rises to the challenge. Filled with important interpersonal lessons, this story is a good balance between adventurous moments and many of the familiar experiences of adolescence. This is an action-centered and engaging story for confident middle grade readers.

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I loved the first book (The Forbidden Vial) and I loved even more The Jellyfish Jailbreak. The character development is particularly strong in the second book. It is full of adventures, friendships, mysteries, surprising twists, magical creatures. The reader is transported in this underwater world which is cleverly described. I strongly recommend this book.

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Quirky and entertaining but also didn't hold my interest for any length of time as an adult reader. It wasn't poorly written, but I am on the fence about recommending it or purchasing it as gifts.

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A wonderful follow-on to Volume 1 of the Atlantis series by this new author. There is still the rapid pace action that middle schoolers will love, but also thoughtfully introduced moral issues that should trigger, “What would I do?” thinking among the young readers. Loved this. Highly recommend.

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this was a strong sequel in the Alessia in Atlantis, I had enjoyed the previous book. Nathalie Laine has a great knack for writing a good young adult novel. This was a great adventure with an interesting take on Atlantis. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and get back to their world. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Laine and more from this universe. Overall this was a great fun ride.

"Her mind raced to find the best strategy as her assailant kept jostling her ahead, marching her blindly through the school. She’d mind-controlled seaweed-constrictor before. She could loosen the bag, but the attacker would still be there. Could she mind-control the two at once?"

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