Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Resilient (Patricia Vanasse)

Livia has never felt like she fits in. As normal as it sounds, Livia is anything but ordinary. She can feel every emotion of every single person around her, and it’s maddening. In pursuit of some psychic quiet, she moves with her family from New York City to Whidbey Island in the lush and sleepy Pacific Northwest. But when a horseback riding accident in her new home gives her a broken leg that heals in a day, she finds that another unexplainable ability has manifested, and her life isn’t about to get any easier.
Adam has no problem fitting in and making friends. In fact, he’s the top of the school, the boy everyone knows and loves. However, people only see what he allows them to. No one knows what Adam is truly capable of. After witnessing Livia’s accident, Adam sees something intriguing in her quick recovery, something that gives him hope that he’s not alone.Adam is the only one whose emotions Livia can’t read. Afraid of not knowing what goes on behind his dark eyes, Livia decides to keep him at a distance. Yet the more she tries to ignore him, the more alluring he becomes, and while their personal quests for identity will inevitably bring them closer together, it is the confirmation of what they really are that threatens to tear them apart.
Resilient, told in alternating point of views, is a gripping story of survival and romance, in which two teenagers face the consequences of being anything but normal.

Patricia Vanasse was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now she lives on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two adorable children, and two crazy dogs. She has been trough Culinary Arts, Psychology, Law School, and now has finally found her passion in creative writing. She also loves traveling, cooking, and is an avid reader. Her strength- believes that everything is possible.

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Resilient is filled with mystery, suspence, and a little bit of romance as well. I really enjoyed reading this book. The book begins with a young doctor meeting a lady in the parking lot and she warns him that "they" have taken one of her kids and that his is next. She then urges him to get his kid to safety to protect her.

"She was in danger, the one he swore to protect with his life."

Then we meet Livia, an extraordinary young girl who can feel every emotion around her. This "gift" causes her so much pain and strife. She is continually trying to control her ability. Livia and her family live in New York but her father has decided to move them to another town to start over.

Livia starts her new school and immediately meets Adam. She is drawn to him but not sure why. Adam has a secret that no one knows and he lives daily trying to protect it. Livia has an accident and Adam is the one who finds her. He then discovers her secret and tries to get her to talk about it.

Adam and Livia then begin a journey together that is full of twists and turns and answers alot of questions for Livia but also leaves alot of questions unanswered...The last couple of chapters of this book is wild. It was not what I expected and now I am really looking forward to reading the sequel to see where this book is going!!


  1. Looking forward to reading Resilient! This super couple sounds like they are going to be awesome! I cannot wait to see how wild this book gets! Thanks for the review!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  3. can't wait to read...
    thx u for hosting this giveaway :)

  4. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway :) Good luck to all & Happy Reading! :)

  5. sounds fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing ;)

  6. sounds great! thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Great Post !
    Can't wait to read this one.

  8. Thanks for introducing me to a new YA author!