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.
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.
I really enjoyed the book! I was surprised by how much I liked it. The first book was fairly good, I loved the storyline but the only thing that I was kinda complaining about it was the kinda instalove. I LOVED Adam and Livia together but I thought at first that they were just taking their relationship a bit too fast. I wanted to start as friends and then slowly progress to their real relationship. but we didn’t get that in the first book. Now in my opinion I loveddd the second book a lot better than the first one. We get introduced to all these amazing characters that you just fall in love with.
Now throughout the entire book I fell in love with Marcus. You want to know why? Is it just me or does Marcus seem a lot like Leo from the Heroes of Olympus series?!?!? Leo is one of my favorite characters from that series and Marcus was practically his twin! I had mixed feelings for Daniel. I absolutely did not like the love triangle going on with him, Adam, and Livia. I loved Adam and Livia together and Daniel was just getting in the way! And then that thing in the end of the second book happened…yes that thing. That stupid freaking love square! I just. I just. I just. *cries* Sometimes love squares can be so harsh! Now I just realized this when I finished the book..There are many many books that the main male character is named Adam. For example the Shatter Me Series…The Delirium Series…and I disliked all of those Adam’s. But Resilient Adam..he might actually be added to my fictional boyfriend list.
Livia! We still haven’t discussed Livia! I really don’t know her that well. I feel like between these two characters she hasn’t really developed that much. She is still that strong suited girl we seen in the beginning of the first book except she is more open and well confident. She has not been added to my favorite female leads but I do love her. She is unique in her own way plus she can kick some ass.
All in all..I loved this book! I loved the storyline, the characters, the plot..everything! I would rate the first two books combined a 4 out of 5 stars on my regular scale. And if you think that you should give this book a try…you’re not wrong! Read it! it might just surprise you 🙂
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.
Giveaway: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.
This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.