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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986037320
Publisher: Pants On Fire Press
Publication date: 06/27/2013
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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.

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Resilient 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Resilient is a fast pace and on your seat thriller that keeps you guessing what happens next to the very end.  I fell in love with Livia and Adam's characters.  I enjoyed watching them falling in love and their bond growing stronger and stronger every day.  It was nice to know what both Livia and Adam were thinking and feeling. I loved having both their points of view.   Livia and Adam have so much in common.  They are both afraid of showing the other their true self because they are afraid of being rejected. Each day, Livia and Adam's abilities develop more and more.  They realize they are both being watched and followed.  When Livia and Adam find out who they truly are, they realize they are in danger and so are their families.  Livia and Adam have to make the ultimate sacrifice but will they make it before its too late? I really enjoyed this book.  I loved Patricia's writing and her characters.  I found the story so fascinating and interesting and couldn't put the book down.  Patricia gives life to all of her characters.  She writes with so much emotion.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next
jcsbookhaven More than 1 year ago
But she doesn't empathize with him... I couldn't pass up signing on for this blog tour since I really enjoy reading about people with supernatural powers. It must stem from my love of all things X-Men. The Good I enjoyed the supernatural powers the kids had and diving into them all as they developed. The story is told in dual POVs with Livia and Adam narrating. Each of these characters have powers that they don't understand and that no one else in their families do so it bonded them together (without them even knowing it at first.) There is the catalyst of some people being after them so an air of mystery and danger follows them through the pages. There were quite a few times that I didn't know who to trust and I love that. There were also a few things in this book that I haven't read about often before including horses and adopted kids. The change of pace to me was nice as was learning tidbits about things I haven't read up on a lot previously. The story-line is really great. I am looking forward to the following installment so I can see where all this leads. The Bad The characters have a bit of immaturity that annoyed me at times. I'm hoping that this aspect turns into character growth throughout the story-line. Resilient was mainly learning about the characters, their powers, who to trust, and what the story really is. The ending is a major cliff-hanger and I was disappointed that more didn't happen in this story. All that went on in this book set up the next installment very well, but I feel like with the way it was written and the ending that the second one will actually be better because of it. I was lucky to get to read an epilogue and the first chapter of the next book so I really appreciated that. The Romance Adam and Livia make a cute couple. They fit together rather well and since I got to read each of their thoughts, I know they both truly care about each other a lot. They have a very YA love, but it's a nice little romance to read. Conclusion Overall the powers and story-line are very interesting and I want to know more about Adam and Livia and where their story goes from here. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book since there is so much going on at the end of this one. Recommended for readers of YA Paranormal that don't mind the cons that I've listed. Originally given 3 1/2 stars at JC's Book Haven
linemattos21 More than 1 year ago
This book was a recommendation from a great friend. I had the opportunity to receive a copy from the author and I’m very thankful for the chance to read and enjoy this book. This book is very easy to read, the language is simple and the book is very easygoing, not wasting too much time in unnecessary details but at the same time taking the time to give us explanation enough to understand what is going on. There were some parts that were a little rush but the book is so enjoyable that it didn’t bother me , it’s the kind of book that when you reach the end you think “oh , it’s done already? Noooo” , it’s a fast read and good enough so you don’t really bother if something is missing here or there. Possible spoilers alert : I liked that Livia didn’t jump already into Adam arms like every girl is used to do and the mystery between what is happening around them helped to keep me cheering up and wishing for them to be together. I like that the author introduced the mean girl from school enough to show us that every school has a mean girl but she didn’t waste too many time on her , like I said before, showing us a little bit of everything but not wasting time with unnecessary details. I liked to see that Kyle is a loyal friend and not one more of these friends like most of books that didn’t care about anything but stay with the girl he likes. He chose stay away from Livia in respect for Adam. I loved the interaction between Brianna and Livia. Brianna is very easy to talk, funny and friendly. I like that Livia values her family although she doesn’t stop looking for answers she never put in doubt her love for her family. She is strong and not the kind of girl who waits for people do things for her. I was enjoying seeing Adam acting like a jerk on the beginning when in reality he is nothing more than a sweetheart. His caring for Livia is very clear and it’s very easy to wish this couple to be together forever, but at the same time it’s good to remember that they don’t live in a bubble only thinking about themselves, they care and still spend time with their family and friends. The book develops in a good pace, keeping the mystery and leaving you wondering what is going to happen next but at the same time giving you explanations enough to make sense. The characters are introduced on the right time so you have time to get used to know them. The plot is interesting and entertaining and well distributed along the book. You have chance to see the doubts, the fun, the love, the worries, the run, the mystery, sacrifices, suspicious, a little bit of everything along the book. The end. I was expecting that but at the same time I was hopeful I could be wrong. I think it’s a good end, the cliffhanger was necessary to give room for a good story for the next book. For me the end was very emotional, I could get inside of the characters and feel their emotions and confusion. Thanks to my friend now I have the opportunity to share with all of you my opinion about this great book. Can’t wait to read the next one. ;)
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Quick and fun. Did I enjoy this book: Resilient is a cross between Twilight and X-men, but with fewer mutants and less angst. Well, maybe just a little less angst. There were a few things that irked me (I’m not sure an aversion to the elements really jives with genetic engineering, for example), but mostly I enjoyed it. Livia and Adam are easy to like, and though I found myself wishing for a bit more polish in the text, I nonetheless spent most of the weekend reading this book. I want to know what happens next! Would I recommend it: Sure. It’s a quick read, and it’s fun. I might get tired of reading about teenagers with special powers falling in love someday, but today is not that day. Will I read it again: I’d love to read the next book in the series! As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
I really loved Resilient! Patricia Vanasse made Livie's abilities seem so fresh and original. Livie is am empath and can feel everyone's emotions just by being relatively near them, which would be utterly exhausting. There were times Livie wasn't sure if the emotions she felt were hers or someone else's, which happens when she's around many people at once. Not only is she empathic, but every few years near her birthday, she develops new abilities. After the horseback riding incident, she discovers she has five abilities.  Livie is very down to earth and relatable. I connected with her character right away, and Patricia Vanasee did an excellent job conveying how exhausted having Livie's main ability makes her. I felt exhausted for her! It's understandable that Livie would feel like a freak and just want to be normal, but I didn't want her to feel that way. She's such a good person - there isn't anything she wouldn't do for those she loves.  I guessed correctly that Adam would grate on Livie's nerves from the beginning. He came across as snarky and arrogant, but as the story progresses, he shows different sides of his personality causing me to really like him. He's my book boyfriend now! I thought their interactions were entertaining and comical. He has surprising secrets but won't reveal them to anyone except his best friend, Kyle. I wanted Adam and Livie to confide in each other so they could not feel so alone and freakish. Every time they were about to tell each other, something caused them to continue keeping their secrets for good reason.  Resilient has everything - action, romance, danger, excitement, and suspense - and will keep you engrossed until the very end. I was on the edge of my seat and had to find out what the secrets were that Livie's family were keeping from her and if the people after Livie and Adam would eventually catch up to them. I was riveted and chose finishing this book over sleep, and I'd gladly do it again! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour. 
LeslieN More than 1 year ago
Engaging and fun! Patricia Vanasse deftly weaves in elements of Livia and Adam's supernatural abilities, mixed with an air of mystery and hint of danger that make this book hard to put down.  The old adage don't judge a book by it's cover certainly holds true for this one.  The cover, while beautiful,  seems an odd choice for this book.  The picture brings to mind Sleeping Beauty (fantasy), but the story is more  like X-men (paranormal). With a cliff-hanger ending, Resilient is basically a set up for a second book, but for readers who don't mind that,  it is sure to be a delight. Note: I received this book as Library Thing Early Reviewer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago