So after thinking a lot about the narration in my story, I realized that the reason I feel so drawn to a 1st person narrator is because I've written such a close 3rd, that it really is being told in the 1st person-just without the I's and Me's. And after looking more closely at my original draft of the Book 1 and talking to a friend who thinks that draft 1 is the best thing she's ever read (man I love her!) I think that my own voice, the voice of the narrator has kind of stepped aside and allowed Lilliana to really take over the show.
At this point, I feel that a 3rd person narrator is the right choice, no changes there. But I think that I'm going to try and take a step back so that we are not SO completely inside my main character's head and there is a little more direction in the story. So now I feel like Im a little back to the drawing board.