Blog Tour: Review: Resilient

Sep •  18 •  2013

I received this book for free from Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour:  Review: ResilientResilient by Patricia Vanasse
Published by Pants on Fire Press on 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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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.


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I been meaning to read another paranormal book since I have not had the chance before. I felt that this book was the perfect opportunity for that and thank you for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour because the book was worth every second.

We follow the girl Lilia around and we go with her as she moves to New York and she leaves everything behind and, with most everyone who moves, it is hard for her at first. Lilia is a special girl with certain abilities that she is not sure what to do with them. Who would be, especially if you are not sure what you are capable of doing. We are introduced to another character as well, Adam, who appears to be there for one thing but as the book moves along, we are able to see that he is there for something more.

The relationship between both Lilia and Adam is one that makes the reader feel happy. HOWEVER!!!! There are some cases or situations that makes the reader be on their toes and feel worried for them but that is in every book but interesting enough we as readers are still tense in what could happen.

The ending is was a killer since it leaves you off at a cliffhanger but of course every author wants to pull you in and want more. This author did that for me and I am excited to see where the story goes. I feel with this being a debut novel it brought what it needed to bring to becoming a rising series and I am excited to see what comes next.

I give it 4 bites!




About Patricia Vanasse:

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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, LawSchool, 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.

Author Sites:

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  1. Jenny
    Sep 18, 2013

    Glad you enjoyed this one Chayse! The ending sounds tricky with the cliffhanger and all, but hopefully book 2 won’t be too long in coming and you can find out what happens:)

  2. Rebecca Roth
    Sep 18, 2013

    Thanks for the post and giveaway!!

  3. Candace
    Sep 18, 2013

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one Chayse! Thanks so much for giving it a shot and hosting a tour stop!

  4. Sierra A McBride
    Sep 18, 2013

    This series sounds great. Can’t wait to read it and I hope the Cliffhanger doesn’t kill me ! Lol
    : )

    Thanks for hosting and for the chance to win.

  5. A Rambling Reader
    Sep 18, 2013

    Sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it! Thanks!!

  6. Bessamy
    Sep 19, 2013

    This sounds like it is going to make for an awesome series! The cover is not only attractive but it draws the reader to the book! The storyline is intriguing. This has been a fun tour so far!

  7. This seems like a great paranormal read. I love the cover. Don’t you just hate cliffhangers?!