Title: Atancia (The Durand Duology, #1)
Author: Wren Figueiro
Published Date: August 6, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
After watching a young boy die, college freshman Atancia Clark begins to have panic attacks. Her heart flutters, her breath catches and she can’t control her emotions the way she always has. She wants to be strong, but lately she just hasn’t been living up to her own expectations. When she meets Ben Althaus, her breath starts catching for entirely different reasons. He helps Atancia discover the cause for her odd emotional reactions and the history she thought was lost when her mother left her. Atancia has power beyond that of an average girl, and Ben is by no means ordinary. He wants to help her hone her talents, but her focus is threatened by life-altering events. Add Ben’s entrancing brother, Matthew, to the mix, and Atancia’s lack of clarity could lead her down a destructive path.
Atancia is a paranormal romance novel for young adults. It is the first book of The Durand Duology.
Wren Figueiro’s debut novel Atancia is a great young adult paranormal romance and hit this one out of the park. I love this story and Wren wrote with such detail and full range of emotions that had you turning page after page until the end. I have to say one thing, that ending is one heck of a cliff hanger. You find yourself surprised at what comes next as you turn the pages, you are drawn into this book from the beginning and you can picture what is happening as it happens. This book has it all mystery, suspense, love, grief, friendship, coming of age, self discovery, sorrow, twist and turns, and many unknowns.
This book for me was not only a romance, but a self discovery and a mystery of finding out who you are and where you belong. I enjoyed every minute of this book and cannot wait for the next book in this series. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good YA paranormal romance or a suspense filled mystery.
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