Monday, September 2, 2013

CBB Book Promotions Presents Resilient by Patricia Vanasse Blog Tour Stop


Resilient 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. 


My Review

5 of 5 Resilient

Resilient is an amazing debut from Patricia Vanasse. When I first saw the book cover I knew I was going to read this book but it is the opening line "I’ve been awake for the past hour, laying here on my bed and thinking my way through this last morning in New York City. I am glad we are moving, but, deep inside, I feel an enormous guilt. My parents say that the decision to move has nothing to do with me." With this I started reading and could not put this book down.

Resilient is a story about a girl Livia who does not feel like she fits in anywhere because she has a special ability that affects her everyday life. See she can feel every ones emotions around her and it gets tiring for her. She tries to block out all those emotions coming at her but she can't. All she wants is a normal life. So her family decides to move to a small island away from New York. The island is in the Northwest so she is thinking maybe just maybe she will be able to have some semblance of normal. 

As she is enjoying her new place on the island Livia goes horse back riding when she suddenly falls and breaks her leg. But to her surprise her leg heals fast and she has no idea why or how it did that. As dawning comes to her Livia realizes she has a new ability and she is not sure what to do with it.

Then Livia meets Adam and things change for the both of them. For starters Livia can't read Adams emotions and that scares her because she can feel everyone else. Adam has abilities to that he keeps secret and he is intrigued by Livia and her abilities. Soon Adam wants to get to know Livia better but she pushes him away. Adam knows together is where they should be but how does he convince Livia that that is how it is supposed to be. Can Adam convince Livia they should be together?

Music Playlist:
The scientist- Coldplay

Kiss Me Slowly- Parachute

Just a kiss- Lady Antebellum 

Secrets- OneRepublic

Look after you- The Fray

Trouble- Coldplay 

We found Love- Rihanna feat Calvin Harris

Young Blood- The Naked And Famous

Fix you- Coldplay

Home- Phillip Phillips

Somewhere only we know- Keane

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. 

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Giveaway:
Kindle Paperwhite (US)
Signed Resilient paperback (INT)

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5 comments:

Candace said...

Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop Tee! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one!

Tissa said...

Thank you for your heartwarming review! I'm glad you enjoy getting to know Livia and Adam! ;)

tori whitaker said...

Great review. thanks for the giveaway

Rebecca Roth said...

Thanks for the post and giveaway!!

A Rambling Reader said...

Thanks for the blog post, review, and giveaway! Sounds like a great read!!