Friday, 17 July 2015

Double Review + Giveaway: Resilient and Awakened by Patricia Vanasse

Welcome to my tour stop for Awakened by Patricia Vanasse!  The tour runs July 13-24 with reviews only. This is the second book in the series. Stop by the tour page for more information.

About the Book:

In an attempt to protect their families, Livia and Adam set out in a search for answers that would change their lives forever. While on the run, Livia and Adam crossed paths with Daniel, who had been searching for them and the five other genetically enhanced teens Daniel knew existed. But getting out from under The Agency’s radar has not been easy. After being ambushed by the leader of The Agency that created them—a desperate attempt to claim what they lost just over a decade earlier—Livia was forced to leave an injured Adam behind, barely escaping to safety with Daniel. Now under the control of The Agency, Adam is serving the purpose for which he was created. Manipulated to forget his love for Livia and his past, he lives a life crafted by fake memories that enslave him to a life of following the orders of The Agency. Adam battles with vivid “dreams” of a life he does not remember and the strong connection he feels to the girl with familiar blue eyes.The desire for vengeance propels Livia and Daniel into a dangerous race to disrupt the destructive string of events that The Agency initiated seventeen years earlier. As they travel across parts of North America in search of other teens who are just like them, Livia will face an ethical battle over genetics, loyalty, and love. The race is on, and it is up to Livia to destroy The Agency and rescue Adam, but even if she succeeds at saving him, there are no guarantees she’ll able to save the deep connection they once shared.
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Livia's family moves from New York to Whidbey Island of the Pacific Northwest.  Livia has certain powers, which only her parents and her uncle knew about.  Extreme temperatures has no effect on her.  She can the emotions of people around her.  And now, she is able to heal fast as well.  Livia keeps to herself to avoid getting caught in the emotions of others.  That's when she meets Adam.  Livia can't feel Adam's emotions.  That's something new and she wants to know more about him.  But Adam also has some secrets, which even his parents don't know about.  And there are people after this duo and both Adam and Livia need answers.

Kids with powers, running away from their family, chased by government agencies, trying to find similar kids - I know you can think of at least one book now as you are reading this, but the plot is not what made me sit with this book all's the writing and the way the author presented it to the readers.  When the storyline is not unique, you should have more trust in yourself to make the book a success.  Well done, Patricia.

I loved both Livia and Adam.  They both fought their battles in life with more mature way.  They both had such a beautiful family that cares for them in their own way and when things spiral downwards, I missed those characters.

It has a cliffhanger ending, but I am not concerned much, as I also had the second book with me for review. :)

4.5 STARS!


While Resilient is all about love and adventure, Awakened is all about survival.  So, it has a more serious pace.  I am not telling you the story, because those of you who haven't read Resilient will consider them spoilers.  But, just let me say that this novel is so full of adventure and a twist in the ending.

I loved Resilient more though, for obvious reasons.  I missed the fun part of the book.  But, I guess you can't be joking or kissing around, when your life is in danger. :)

The author has introduced more new characters and interesting powers to keep you wanting to turn pages even in the middle of the night.  And we know a lot about how and why these kids were 'created' and the history behind 'The Agency'.  And there is planning, escape, surviving and rescue operations under place.  As before, the writing was good and flows beautifully.  The characters were well thought out to make the story interesting and the readers engaging.

The ending leads to better expectations of the next book and I can't wait to read them.


tissa authorAbout the Author:

Patricia Vanasse was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now she lives on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. She has been through 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.

Website | Facebook | Twitter @PatriciaVanasse | Goodreads


One (1) $50 Amazon Gift (INT), Two (2) signed copies of Resilient (US), One (1) e-arc of Against All Odds (INT)
Ends July 28th
Prizing is provided by the author and hosts are not responsible in any way.

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. How many book planned? Helpful reviews thank you.

  2. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  3. Thanks for the review! I would love to read Awakened!

  4. Sounds like a good read! Would love to read this!

  5. this looks and sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds like a great read!

  7. Sounds awesome, thanks for the chance!

  8. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.



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