Sunday, August 9, 2015

REVIEW FOR - AWAKENED - BY PATRICIA VANASSE - RESILIENT SERIES BOOK 2

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DESCRIPTION:

Under the control of The Agency, a secret, governmental organization that created genetically engineered teens who posses a combination of extraordinary abilities, Adam is serving the purpose for which he was created while his girlfriend, Livia fights to save him. 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 an organization, whose intentions are unclear. Now 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.

Livia’s desire for vengeance lead her and Daniel on 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 be able to save the deep connection they once shared.
 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I was so excited when the author contacted me to review this book.  I loved the first one so much, so I was super excited to see what happens next.

Let me start with what I LOVED about this book :)!

When Adam is captured by The Agency they erase his memories of Livia and they train him to be a soldier.   When they are out on a mission he sees Livia and cannot understand the feelings that come up when he sees her.  He realizes that Livia is the girl he keeps seeing in his dreams.  Livia can see his struggle when they meet eyes, but cannot convince him to come with her.

Livia and Daniel get together in Alaska and decide it's time to locate the other kids like them.  Livia only agrees when Daniel tells her that he will help her save her love Adam.

There is so much going on in this book.  Run ins with The Agency.  Meeting new characters with abilities.  Which is my favorite part :).  Trying to bring The Agency down.  There is a plan to clone the kids with abilities, and some people from the inside are also trying to stop it.  

This book is exciting, and has lots of escapes going on.  It's great.  It was hard to put down, and was fast moving the whole time.  Someone was always watching.  It was a bit creepy how The Agency seemed to always know where the "enhanced" kids were.

Now....I am sooo sad to say this because I really do love this book.  BUT, I think there might be a love triangle coming.  I hate love triangles more than anything.  It is the only reason why I am not giving this a 5 star.  I am excited to see what the next book brings, but I am not excited about the triangle I am going to have to go through.  They just frustrate me soooooooo bad.  

Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  In my opinion it's a pretty clean book.  Nothing I can pin point so I consider that clean :).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Patricia Vanasse
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

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.