Thursday, 2 August 2012

Revived - Book Review

by Cat Patrick

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I very much enjoyed this book.

The idea of a drug that brings people back from the dead is really intriguing and Patrick did a great job in setting up a suspenseful storyline about the drug and how it's used.

I absolutely loved Mason, one of Daisy's guardians and an agent of the organisation behind the Revive experiment. He's a cool and interesting character. I also really liked Audrey, a girl with whom Daisy becomes friends after her latest move. Audrey is the one who makes Daisy start to wonder about Revive and its uses. Through Audrey Daisy also meets Audrey's brother Matt, who was the typical YA heartthrob.

I did get annoyed by some small things. For one I thought that the relationships that develop in this book were going way too fast. You just don't get to be BFFs in just a couple of weeks in my opinion. I also thought Daisy was much too trusting for someone who's been in a secret experiment for most of her life. I felt like kicking some sense into her from time to time.

But those things aside this was an entertaining read and I will check out what else Patrick has written.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable and suspenseful YA read

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M.A.D. said...

I forgot I was wanting to read this one lol

The idea of a drug to bring people back to life sounds like an exciting, yet creepy premise!! Even if this is only speculative fiction, can you imagine what medical innovations might be commonplace in, say, another 100 years?!

Sullivan McPig said...

It's indeed speculative fiction that feels like it could be real somewhere in the future.

Aurian said...

That revival drug is also used in a book I read not so long ago. Two weeks notice is the sequel. Can't remember the name or author at the moment (still early). Is this heroine also kind of a zombie, or still some kind of alive?

Sullivan McPig said...

She's still very much alive.

Sullivan McPig said...

She's still very much alive.