29 September, 2014

book review

Revived by Cat Patrick

My Copy: Unabridged Audiobook
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Listening Library
Source: Library

It started with a bus crash.
Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.

Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, and a new identity. The only constant in Daisy’s life is constant change.

Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she’s ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that’s much larger—and more sinister—than she ever imagined.

From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick’s Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

 

My Review

What you’re in for: Death. Revival drug. Romance. First kisses. Sadness. Surprises. Friendship. Changes.

What is Revive? Revive is a drug that can revive people from death and make them live again. It is a secret. Hardly anybody knows about it. It only works on sudden deaths, not if someone has a disease. The person’s body has to be healthy before death in order for the drug to work. It can also only be used on the first group of kids it was ever used on. So, these kids can keep dying and coming back to life, but no new people are to be saved with the drug.

My Thoughts:
I listened to the audio book version of this novel. The voice narrator (Tara Sands) did a good job with it. The book as a whole was decent. I was able to easily get into it and follow the story. It’s a simple, easy read.
The story was interesting and pretty unique, I think. I wonder how the author came up with the revive drug idea (I wonder if she is a gamer – you know how you can revive yourself in video games with a drug? I wonder of that’s where the idea sprung from).
The characters were pretty mediocre, as was the writing. There were also quite a few things left unexplained. But, overall, it was an okay book. Nothing to rave about, but nothing really to complain about either.
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2.5/5 rating from Novel Heartbeat

 

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