Resilient: Review (w/ Giveaway!)

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 explainable 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.
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I liked Resilient. I really enjoyed the alternating point of views. It was nice to see Livia's and Adam's thoughts through the whole book.

Livia thought she was different. Actually, she knew she was different. She could empathize with people. She could run fast. She also had a photographic memory. (How awesome would that be?!?!) Then, she found out that she heals super fast. Trying to keep all of her secrets from Adam, and Adam trying to keep his from Livia, just caused problems. They did eventually find out that they're both alike and that they were in danger.

The "Agency" in which created them are trying to get them back. The story really gets exciting when they go on the run. They find out there are more kids like them and they're sent to strengthen their talents. Of course, something goes amiss and my heart broke! B-R-O-K-E! 

Then, it was the end of book and I have to wait for the sequel. Oh, Patricia, you are so evil! :P

I will definitely be looking for the sequel to this story so I can continue on with the fabulous world that was created. I love stories like this! Secrets, powers, and bad agencies on the hunt. Woooo! Up my alley!

A review copy was provided. All thoughts are my own and I have not been persuaded in any way.
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.

Author Sites:

Kindle Paperwhite (US)
Signed Resilient paperback (INT)


  1. Thanks so much for the review and giveaway!!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop for this one!

  3. Thanks for the review and giveaway. I love the cover of this one and the summary sounds just fab. I can't wait to read it!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. This looks great, hope I'll have the chance to read it! Thanks! :)

  5. Thanks for the review and giveaway! I just love this cover. The use of color makes it pop! I wonder what the symbolism of the rose is? I love a good paranormal romance and this one sounds like it will be up my alley.

  6. That is a stunning cover. Thank you for the helpful review.