Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Sci-fi / Drama
Release: May 8th 2012
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As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life. A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger—and more sinister—than she ever imagined.
An Attractive Story with a Great Sci-fi Touch
When I read Cat Patrick's first novel Forgotten, I was very impressed of the bizarre, yet highly captivating concept of a girl forgetting her past but always remembering her future. This time, Patrick's second novel, Revived, once again surprised me with an attractive new concept that grabbed immediately my attention from the moment I turned to the first page.
Daisy is not the typical teenage girl. She has died five times, and every time, she has been brought back to life by a program called Revive. After her fifth death, Daisy and her "parents" (they are actually people from the Revive program) move to Omaha to start a new life (after Daisy's last death). Here, Daisy makes a new friend (Audrey), and then falls in love with her new friend's gorgeous brother (Matt) with whom she share the truth about her past and, also, about the Revive program.
I enjoyed Revived and I loved the sci-fi touch Cat Patrick incorporated into the story. It somehow makes the story more believable. The fact that Patrick discards every paranormal element and provides scientific explanation really made me want to jump into the pages to learn more about the Revive program. Yes, I wish I would have learned more about this topic, about its organization and their objectives, the bad guys, the other revived people, etc. In other words, I would have love to have more background history about the Revive concept in the story-line. But maybe we will have that on a sequel? hopefully! I also liked the characters but I didn't fell in love with any of them. Daisy, Audrey and Matt were definitely a lovely trio but I wish I could have felt more for them. I think that if Cat Patrick writes a sequel for Revive (which definitely has the potential for) I will probably get to know more about these characters and therefore, sympathize with them and get to love them more.
Revived is a good switch to a genre that it is not very common among YA books and, as well as Patrick's first novel Forgotten, Revived will surprise you with a nice touch of Sci-fi, romance, friendship, life and death.
❤Big Thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada for providing me an arc of Revive for review!❤
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