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Author: Patricia Vanesse
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Paranormal
Details: 318 pages, released Sept 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Pants on Fire Press
Source: received for book tour
Blog Tour With: Candace's Book Blog
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.
URGH! This book is driving me crazy. I think I'm still trapped in Livia's world, watching her learning to improve her skills and feeling sorry for Adam. I read this book only for four days, I could read it for a day but I had to go somewhere else, for real. First of all, I want to talk about the book cover. It's not sweet, it's not girly, but it's inviting. I do judge book from its cover. I feel relieved because the story is extreamly great! I didn't buy the meaning of the cover at first, until I finished the book and now I know what it means.
The story is almost similar to I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, just almost. I don't need to compare it because there are lot of different things. The story is written from two point of views, Livia's and Adam's. Livia has a lot of 'strange' abilities that you can not explain in science. She develops a new ability each year. The most annoying ability is she feels what others' feeling, except Adam's. So at this point, you can see the connection of Livia-Adam is built like Bella-Edward on Twilight saga. But do not worry! I found Livia and Adam's relationship is not irritating. Their love is strong somehow. Adam is probably the cutest guy in high school. He always has eyes starring at him wherever he goes.
'Life is getting harder everyday' and so is Livia and Adam's. Livia's uncle is keeping a big secret for a very long time. A fake sister suddenly shows up and haunts her. Livia puts Adam in danger. A man warns them to seperate. Daniel, the lost son, makes the story more alive. He is they key. If you only willing to read a book with a happy ending, I don't recommend this book for you. But if you like fantasy, and adventure, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! The ending is hanging. I'm curious and obviously can't wait for the next book :)
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 travelling, cooking, and is an avid reader. Her strength- believes that everything is possible.
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