Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Publication Date: May 8th 2012
Page Count: 336 pages
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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, 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.
"When someone dies, things like how you look don't matter anymore. In fact nothing does."
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Relate-able and truly unique! I LOVED IT!
I shall warn you all straight away that this review will contain a large amount of happy thoughts. Right now I can't express how much I love Cat Patrick. Somehow her writing always makes me go WOW!
The beginning was WOW.
The middle was WOW.
And the ending was WOW.
I also have to say Cat Patrick is like the queen of last lines, whether it is at the end of a chapter or at the end of the entire book, they always manage to tear my heart out ever so slightly each and every time. There was not a moment in the whole book where I was bored, it's the type of book that keeps you on your feet and keeps your mind swirling with infinite ideas and guesses. The concept of REVIVED was exciting and interesting. The whole idea about having a special drug to revive humans.
One thing that REVIVED does amazingly and note the word AMAZINGLY is how Cat Patrick weaves reality into a rather unusual life. The main character Daisy lives an abnormal life especially as she practically lives a double life, keeping secrets from most people and the fact she can be revived using a drug that is confidential and basically classified. But, somehow Daisy manages to be a relate-able character. She runs a blog with her friend (which deserves a hurrah because that's awesome), she's the normal teenage girl who loves to read and works hard.
REVIVED also knows how to mess with your emotions, either by making you totally happy or giving you a terrible urge to cry streams of tears. Some of the other character's like Matt, Audrey and Mason were truly love able. They all had their quirks, they all have reasons to seem ever so real.
The book was beautifully written with a clear voice and unique plot. It was paced well throughout and kept you hooked. It sure made me shed a few tears and gave me something that was believe-able. It looks at death and losing loved ones and handles it in a sensitive and truthful manner. REVIVED is the kind of book you remember after reading and you do so for a long time after.
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