Rise (The Elysium Chronicles 0.6) by J.A. Souders ~ Review by Fallon

4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Timothy has lived his entire life in darkness, under the oppressive rule of Mother in the underwater city of Elysium. As part of the Underground, a rebel group opposing Mother’s dictatorship, he has one role: get close to the Daughter of the People, Miss Evelyn, in order to obtain enough information to take her and Mother down.

He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with Evie.

He wasn’t supposed to care.

And now he has a choice: risk everything – his life, his mission, his people - to protect her…or sacrifice her for the justice of all.

RISE is a chilling prequel to RENEGADE, an Elysium Chronicles short story.

Fallon's Review:

In Rise we get the back story of Timothy who lives in Elysium. Not everything is as it seems and some have to fake a smile while starting a rebellion in the shadows. Mother will cut them down before they begin if she even suspects anyone questioning her leadership. Timothy's task is to court Evelyn and get close to her and earn her trust. Hoping to learn anything he can to benefit the rebellion. Only problem is Evelyn starts to become more then a job to him. 

This was a fast paced interesting prequel and I was happy to get a glimpse of Mother. I liked this read and it was entertaining from beginning to end. I did however feel it was almost too short to feel the emotions behind Timothy and Evelyn. I am excited for more short stories ahead. This was still a great read into something that sparks a change underwater in Elysium. I am giving this 4 out of 5 Stars.


  1. I've been wanting to read this series. Thanks for your thoughts!

  2. It is an awesome series! I can not wait for book 3!

  3. like the part about what to expect in the prequel and backstory


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