Michikit Sunday, March 30, 2014
What if everything you think you know . . . is wrong?My Review:
Cora is your average college freshman. Battling the evils of boring classes and noisy dorms, her greatest concern is how to attract the attention of the drool-worthy, party-god next door.
That is, until Kaden comes barging into her life, insisting everything she knows is false. The family and friends she grew up with don’t exist. Her entire past a carefully-crafted fabrication, created to replace the truth.
Her name isn’t Cora, it’s Cameron. And she isn’t from New York. She hails from Atlantis. Yeah, that Atlantis. Oh yeah, and she’s psychic.
Except, tall, dark, and out-of-his-ever-loving-mind doesn’t come alone. Trouble follows, thrusting Cameron back into a world she can’t remember and a life she must reclaim if they’re going to make it out alive.
I had the chance to read Fight or Flight and Sink or Swim by Jamie Canosa and I immediately fell in love with the author’s style. That’s why when I heard about Resisting Atlantis, a fantasy novel written by her, I was beyond excited.
The one thing that I always liked and appreciated in her stories was the character development. The relationship between Cam and Kaden seemed to flow at a natural peace and was not always the central point of the story unless it was relevant to the action. I liked Cam’s attitude and the fact that she was a strong female character even when she was in the middle of rediscovering herself. Once in a while in the back of her head kicks common sense and when it doesn’t is because she is too preoccupied to save someone’s life.
Also I liked Kaden, maybe more than I liked Cam. He is sweet when Cam is involved and brave when in a battle. Not to mention that he is determined when he has a cause to fight for.
I always had a soft spot for action scenes in both books and movies. And besides the brilliant characters I got to read, Resisting Atlantis also had some awesomely written action scenes. I found myself breathless more than once in the middle of a fighting scene, unsure of where the characters will end up next…of if they survive.
So yes, the way the author combined the not so rushed love story with the mystery and action scenes are a plus… at least for me. It was fun to discover along the characters how Cam disappeared and why or why was Kaden the main target of Zanark.
I always appreciate a villain with true motivation. Artemis for example was not evil just because it was cool, but because he felt betrayed. I actually liked him from the beginning. I honestly don’t know why, but I think that the fact that he was left to die, abandoned by his colleagues and finally by his best friend made me feel sorry for him. Yes, they did it to save their own lives, but he was still left alone to die.
I usually try to play small scenarios with possible endings while reading a book and see if I get anywhere close. But no, this ending I did not expect, it was not at all predictable and made me want more.
Thank you, Jamie for yet another wonderful story. I cannot wait for the second one in the series.
Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA/NA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Upstate NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird, and the rabbit.
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