The Atlas Six on a white cloth and blue marble background. 4 skeins of orange yarn flank the book on each corner

76. The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Our winter podcast hibernation is over, and we’re back with fortnightly episodes starting with a discussion of The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake, an adult fantasy novel about six magical adults who join a secret(ish) society. Again this is a book for adults, but it could be an ok fit for a mature teen as the story does deal with some pretty heavy topics at times.

We chose this book because it was making the rounds on social media, and we wanted to see for ourselves what all this hype was about. 

Notes for this ep are short and sweet. Did you read The Atlas Six? Let us know what you think!

  • Recommend if you like… [read-alikes mostly, but also other media, film, tv, etc.] 
    • grad school but wish there were higher stakes – like an academic hunger games
    • Umbrella academy (misfit crew with powers, stopping the apocalypse vibes— mostly thought of this after the end twist was revealed)

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