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MANIFESTED




                 
"You are the author of your life. If you don't like how your story goes, write it differently." - That is the essential message of this partly biographical novel.

Fourteen-year-old Lisa is an incorrigible dreamer obsessed with hero from a medieval novel she’s been reading, an honorable guard, Tertius. Eventually, Tertius manifests in Lisa's life and the two melancholic souls begin helping each other with their romantic dilemmas. Lisa finds herself drawn to her roguish classmate and Tertius longs to reunite with the love of his life despite the depressingly written destiny. Besides losing herself in fiction, Lisa also wishes to reconcile with her father, an erratic painter whose crazy mind always finds something out-of-ordinary to focus on. 

Manifested (aka My Melancholic Diary) tells a story about creating your own reality, re-writing what you dislike about your past and start writing a brighter future.Manifested (aka My Melancholic Diary) tells a story about creating your own reality, re-writing what you dislike about your past and start writing a brighter future.

BEHIND THE STORY:


I had been working on this novel for ten years and I can't even remember how many versions I wrote before I finally decided to let it go. It's partly based on my childhood, partly a fantasy inspired by the fictional heroes I admired when I was a teenage girl, dreaming of a knight that would come and rescue me. And just like the main character in the book, I still try to find that knight within me and learn from him. Manifested
 is about becoming the hero of your life and about listening to your heart's calling, no matter how strongly your reason may object to it.


REVIEWS:

“Excellent YA/Teen novel that will spark your interest from the first chapter and keep you hooked until the very end." - A.S.Johnson, author

"It's a beautifully written story that felt dreamlike and was like nothing I’ve read before. Iva Kenaz’s writing style is lyrical and lovely. She builds her characters with clever and often humorous observations.” - E.M. Cooper, author 

"An absolute must-read. I devoured it in just a few sittings, that's how captivating this book is. A+, and I hope to read more from this author." - Deidre Huesmann, author 

"If you have ever, or perhaps still do, spoken to an imaginary character maybe from a book you have read then I am sure you will understand how Tertius becomes a wise advisor in her times of need. This book will certainly challenge the way you view your own reality.” - Jim Murdoch, author


MANIFESTED in available on AMAZON, BARNES&NOBLE and other bookstores.