Terminated (Revivalist #3)
by Rachel Caine
What is it about:
Already addicted to the pharmaceutical drug that keeps her body from decomposing, Bryn has to stop a secretive group of rich and powerful investors from eliminating the existing Returné addicts altogether. To ensure their plan to launch a new, military-grade strain of nanotech, the investors’ undead assassin—who just happens to be the ex-wife of Bryn’s lover Patrick—is on the hunt for anyone that stands in their way.
And while Bryn’s allies aren’t about to go down without a fight, the secret she’s been keeping threatens to put those closest to her in even more danger. Poised to become a monster that her own side—and her own lover—will have to trap and kill, Bryn needs to find the cure to have any hope of preserving the lives of her friends, and her own dwindling humanity...
What did I think of it:
This is a great conclusion to a cool series.
As you know, I'm usually not fond of thinking zombies, but Caine makes them believable and really cool.
I love how Caine shows how constantly getting seriously injured, if not killed, is hard on Bryn, even though her condition makes her recover time and time again. It makes this story even more believable and gritty. I cheered Bryn on, and feared for what she might become.
The story is intense and full of action. Escaping their enemies, and finding a cure seems like a hopeless undertaking, especially when it becomes clear that even Bryn's allies might be untrustworthy.
The one thing that I had my grumbles about, is the romance, but I haven't been a fan of Bryn's love interest from the start, so that was to be expected. Luckily it's only a small part of the story, and there were enough other characters that I could root for besides Bryn and Patrick.
All in all this is a great read, and this series will be reread for sure. I'll also continue to read books by Caine, starting with her newest book Ink and Bone.
Why should you read it:
It's a cool and intense Urban Fantasy read.