Monday, September 2, 2013

Blog Tour, Book Review and Tour Wide Giveaway: Resilient by Patricia Vanasse

Title: Resilient
Author: Patricia Vanasse
Series: Book One
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: 2013

Book Description:
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.

About the Author:
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. Her weakness- an obsessive relationship with caffeine.


My Thoughts and Review:
I have a feeling that Ms. Vanasse is going to be one author we are all going to love and want to watch as her name and her work grows. I truly am blown away but her writing and can't even believe this is her debut novel. The whole book was so well done, so well thought out and executed that I am sad it is over. I want more and I wasn't ready to say goodbye to Livia and Adam.

This story was completely engaging and had me enthralled from the very first page. It has been awhile since I have been this excited about something in the YA genre. It is rare that you come across something that isn't just a poor initiation or copy cat of those books or series we have all come to love and know. For whatever reason it really is hard finding something unique in the YA fantasy department and Vanasse has managed to create something that I think will appeal not only to those that love YA but to those that love fantasy and the paranormal as well. I am not a huge fantasy fan but this was right up my alley and appealed to me on so many levels. I loved Livia and Adam, their strong personalities, their abilities, their relationship, their families, I really enjoyed it all.  

This may be a new series from a new, unheard of author, but it won't stay that way. I have a feeling people will be talking about this book, this series and the author a lot over the next few months as word gets around about her and more and more people give this one a try. I can see so many people falling in love with the writing and the characters and whole concept behind who Adam and Livia are. I know I am a fan and I can't wait to read more so much so that I am not even going to tell you any more about what this book holds, I am simple going to tell you to pick it up and experience it for yourself, I don't think you will be disappointed and I can only see this series getting better and better as it goes. The ending was a little bit of a cliffhanger though but in a good way. It left me wanting more and anxious for the next book to be out. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or the tour host. I was not compensated for this review.*

Tour Wide Giveaway:

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  1. I'm part of this tour too! I have read the book and I agree with you. I really liked the whole idea especially with the paranormal aspect. All that mystery and everything it made me turn pages. It took me some time to connect with Livia and Adam but later I loved the development of their relationship. My heard still aches for Adam - what did they do to my boy??
    Great review!

  2. Oooh, this book looks really cool! Love your review. :)

  3. YES! I'm so excited to see this review! I'm SO glad you loved this one and your review is just wonderful, thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

  4. I want to meet Livia and Adam, I love discovering a new author and it sounds like her debut novel blew you away.

  5. You have me totally convinced! I agree that it's difficult to find something unique in the YA fantasy genre, so I'm definitely curious about this book now. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Lovely review as always! :)

  6. I love finding books like this. At first I thought this sounded like a couple of books I've come across, so I'm glad to hear it's so good. Because really, a good author can make all the difference. ;)

  7. looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  8. Sounds like an amazing book! It was already on my TBR list, but now I'll definitely have to make sure to check it out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  9. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed Resilient. Thanks for being part of the tour! ;)

  10. I really wanted to do this tour, but I just didn't have time. I will be reading the book eventually though and I am glad you enjoyed it. Great review.

  11. Ooh I love finding new talented authors who write original, well-written stories. So glad to hear Ms. Vanesse is one to watch! I wanted to do this tour but I knew August/September would be crazy for me with my move. Now that I'm all moved in I can go nuts and read a ton of books, including this one. Awesome review!

  12. The cover looks really cool, that is a really twisty stem on that flower.

  13. I agree, it does have a very pretty cover!

  14. Book looks awesome would love to read soon.

  15. It was a great read, especially if you like fantasy. Thanks for stopping by Joe, I appreciate it!!

  16. Sounds great! Thanks for the blog stop and giveaway! Can't wait to read!!

  17. Your blog is very clean looking and attractive.
    Thanks for participating in the give away