Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Blog Tour - Resillient by Patricia Vanasse


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.


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.
The Paperback Princesses are thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour for Resilient by Patricia Vanasse.  We asked Patricia if she would enlighten us as to why she writes for a YA audience. 
First, thank you Paperback Princesses for having me on your fantastic blog!  

Why do I write YA?

When someone asks why do I write for teens, it usually comes with a certain connotation that translates to, “Are you stuck in high school? Are you trying to relive the glory days? Or are you scared to write as a grown up?”

It’s none of that. 
My teen years are a part of my life that I can look back and comfortably know all the aspects of. It’s a phase of my life that is fully complete. Another reason I chose to write for teens is because they are living in the moment. They are constantly learning, and every emotion runs on the skin’s surface. Everything is a big deal. I love how one day a teenager says they hate their life, and the next day they’re the happiest person alive. Every little aspect of life matters. They are on the path to discovering who they are, what they want, and what life is all about.  As an adult, today I can look back and know that anything is possible as a teenager. They haven’t lived their whole lives yet, there’s nothing holding them back, and anything can happen. The future is full of possibilities.

I have six cousins whose ages range from fourteen to twenty-one, and they all like to contribute to my stories. They’re my best cheerleaders because of the squeals and jumps when they love something. That’s why I write for YA. 

Author Sites:

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Thank you so much Patricia for joining us today and letting us be part of your blog tour.

For those of you who think you'd like to try Resilient check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below. 
Short Review
I managed to find some time to read Resilient and I am so very glad I did.  I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery and romance and the characters were well fleshed out and believable. The relationship between Livia and Adam seemed real and finding out the reasons for their differences was very intriguing.
I've always thought that having some type of psychic power would be cool, but after reading Resilient I'm not so certain any more.  Poor Livia has such a struggle and I found myself really sympathizing with her and hoping everything would turn out ok.
With intriguing concepts, great characters and a gut wrenching mystery, I definitely recommend this one for those who enjoy paranormal romance.

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  1. Looks like a great read, great tour, and thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. I think writing for YA is easier, all those emotions I felt as a teen are pretty easy to bring back in my memory as they were so strong! It's just not something you ever forget. First love and all that.
    I'm so glad you enjoyed this book!
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  3. Sounds like a great story. Definitely added to the TBR. I think YA would be the genre I could write. Id just take all the emotions and experiences I had as a teen. It's a great period for stories, all the discoveries of life and love start then.