Friday, March 28, 2014

Resisting Atlantis (Atlantis #1) by Jamie Canosa ~ Book Review ~ Excerpt ~

Resisting Atlantis (Atlantis #1)
by Jamie Canosa 

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What if everything you think you know . . . is wrong?

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. 

Crazy, right?

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.

This was a very interesting book. I was hooked really quickly. I even started reading without really knowing what its about. I had read the blurb awhile back and forgot what it was about, just knew it was something I would like. And I did, I loved it.
The writing was top notch, I have been a fan of Jamie Canosa for awhile, have read several of her books, and really loved them all.

I didn’t like Cora/Cameron at first, but she did grow on me as the story progressed. Most my issues were some of her shallow ways of thinking, but there was a good reason for that.

Kaden is awesome, him I loved right away. His story and back-story was great, and I just really felt for him. He is hot too, that doesn’t hurt, lol.

The whole Atlantis thing was a new one for me to read about. Not anything like I thought it would be, but loved it.

Overall a great story, and do want to read book 2 asap, as I need to know where this goes.

5 out of 5 stars for me.

Cover rating 3 out of 5 stars-

 (this is new for me to do, but covers are so important to me, it’s usually the deciding factor to stop and take a look to see if the book is something I may  like.)

So, if I wasn’t asked to read this book for a review, and knew nothing of the author or book. On the cover alone, No, I would not stop and take a look. It just isn’t eye catching to me. It’s not professionally done by the looks of it. I loved Jamies cover for Sink or Swim, that was really well done and professional, even Fight or Flight was nice. The others not so much, but not horrible either. This one I guess is the same as the others that I didn’t mention.

I suggest spending the money for covers over all else. As to me, it’s the First Impression, and first impressions matter, a lot. Just my 2 cents.

In saying that, Please Do take a 2nd look even if you also do not feel the cover what you like.  As the Story is so much better than the cover. I know many that are bad, the story is also bad. Not in this case. The Story is Awesome!

I received this book from the author for my honest review.

You can also find this review at Gooadreads and Amazon

About the Author:

Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA 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 Ravena, NY with her wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird and the rabbit.Her debut novel, Dissidence, was published in 2012 along with several novellas, including ‘Temptation’, the first in her Heart and Soul mini-series, and her contemporary NA romance, Fight or Flight.
She currently has several projects in the works. Another (spin-off) contemporary NA romance, Sink or Swim, coming in July, the fourth and final installment of the Heart and Soul series coming in August, and the sequel to Fight or Flight, entitled Now or Never due out this fall.

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(Part of Chapter One for a taste)

Chapter 1
Branches reach for me like gnarly, wooden hands, grabbing at my hair and clothing. Clinging to me. Holding me back. It’s a struggle to break free. Warm blood trickles down my skin as I dive over a bush, but I barely even notice. Mother Nature is hardly my biggest problem.
They’re gaining on me. I may not be able to hear them over the whoosh of my pulse roaring in my ears, but I can feel them, their nearness creeping over my skin like a cold fog.
Feet flying, I stumble through the thick brush and shove off a tree to keep moving. Darkness impedes my speed as much as the undergrowth. Only minute amounts of pale light peek through the dense foliage above. Pinpricks of moonlight illuminate the way forward. I weave through a series of trees and dodge a pricker bush, hoping with a twisted grin that they won’t notice that particular obstacle until it’s too late.
He’s coming. He’s looking for me. My heart speeds up and I run with renewed strength. If I can just make it to him . . .
A shadow shifts beside me and I fake left, dodging right to avoid their grasp. A basic maneuver, but the earlier rain has left the ground slick and, even in my boots, I skid over a patch of wet leaves. I manage to stay upright, but before I can reclaim my teetering balance, a large hand wraps in my hair, yanking me to a sudden stop.
My training immediately takes over. A foot to his instep and I throw my head back, narrowly missing his ugly face. The next thing I know, I’m on my back on the cold, wet ground. All of the air punched from my lungs with the force of my landing, and I’m left blinking up at the dancing light of the stars above me.
The stench of dirt and rotting leaves floods my nose as I’m rolled mercilessly onto my stomach. Though my shoulders plead for mercy as my arms are wrenched behind me and secured, I remain silent, counting the pairs of shiny black boots now surrounding me. There are too many. Too many for him to take on alone. And he would try. For me. He would give himself up to save me. There’s not a doubt in my mind that he would, but I won’t let that happen.
Biting my tongue against the shooting pains in my head, back, and arms, I’m hauled to my feet and shoved forward. The forest comes in and out of focus ahead of me. I stumble once, twice, and then everything goes dark.

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  1. I'm with you on this cover but your review makes me see I would like this one. It's good to know that I have to give Cora/Cameron some time before I can expect to like her. Great review.