Thursday, September 26, 2013

Resilient Book Review

I have a really wonderful YA Fantasy book to share with you called Resilient written by 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. 
I really loved this book! If you like YA Fantasy books, then this one will be one of your favorites also. It is told by each teen and how they feel about themselves and each other. They also will dissect what is missing from each other's family and the truth will hurt both of them for very different reasons.

Neither knows the other has abilities so Livia keeps throwing up roadblocks until Adam finally figures out the truth but by then, the enemy has located them along with some friends who help them escape. Unfortunately, they both have to leave their families behind in order to protect them.

The ending is heartbreaking and I didn't expect it. But, the good news is there is a sequel coming and we should get more answers in that one, I hope. But, whatever the future holds, it looks like Adam and Livia along with their friend Daniel have a long way to go to be free from the very people who created them and want them back.

Can't wait to read the next one!

Happy Reading!
About Patricia Vanasse:

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.


A Rambling Reader said...

Thanks for the blog post and giveaway!! :)

Candace said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and giving the book a try!

Sierra McBride said...

Great review ! : )
Love your blog template too.

Bessamy said...

I hope it isn't too heartbreaking. Well there is a sequel coming so hopefully everything will end good. Thanks for the review! Thanks for the fun tour!

Megan Parsons said...

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Tissa said...

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting!

Literary Mafia said...

Congrats to Patricia Vanasse on the release of Resilient. I really like the cover.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Fingers crossed to win.