Author: Patricia Vanasse
Series: Book One
Genre: YA Fantasy
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.*
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