Book Review: Resilient by Patricia Vanasse

Title: Resilient

Author: Patricia Vanasse

Series: Reslient series

Publisher: Pants on Fire Press

Release Date: August 24, 2013


Book Summary:

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.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series. I read it in two days, and for me that is fast. This book sucked me in with its great storyline and descriptions. Lots of action, suspense, intrigue and romance. Being the first book in this series, it was more about character build-up along with providing the glimpses into the mystery and intrigue. I got hooked on this book and I’m looking forward to reading the next in this series.

I’d recommend for readers that enjoy their heroes/heroines with super abilities, action, romance and more! Suitable for young adults and older.


Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: Some Violence

Source: I received an ARC copy from Early Reviewer program for an honest review.

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