Shades of Atlantis is a tale shrouded in mystery, paranormal activity, and a young love that will not be denied even if it means death. I love how Carol Oates starts the book off with Triona scoffing at the sensationalism of Caleb until she actually meets him. The intriguing tale continuously spins a story full of heart and soul, anguish, forbidden love, destiny, and one girl who finally figures out what she wants to be when she grows up. The way the author showing Caleb bouncing between being a tortured hero and a man who has found the love of his life just added extra dimensions to this already enchanting novel. This book is like comfort food…you crave it beyond the norm, and when you finally have it, you are so satisfied you feel complete.