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YA Book Review- Revived

12 Apr, 2012 by in revived 2 comments

by Cat Patrick
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Expected Publication Date: May 8th 2012
Book Source: publisher
5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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

Crystal’s Review: I just finished this book and I am not even sure how to start this review. My mind is still spinning from everything that happened in the book. I can say this, I loved this book! After reading the description I was immediately intrigued. Revived did not disappoint. The story was well paced and exciting right from the start. However there is much more to this book than just a super secret government program. The connections between the main characters in this book felt strong and real to me. I felt in-sync with Daisy as she began to really understand death from a different perspective. It is hard to describe how engrossed I was in this book without giving away important plot points. I guess the best way to put it is I felt like I was going through the book with the main character. I felt excited when she felt excited and sad when she was sad. As she begins to unravel the answers to her questions I found myself continuously shocked. During one of the last chapters when a big twist is reviled I literally sat here with my mouth open. This book kept me interested until the end, I was intrigued by the government program, swept away by the romance and touched by the friendship that develops in the book. You definitely do not want to miss this book! Pre-order Revived now or rush to your local book store when it comes out.

Content: One scene of underage drinking, brief sexual situation.


Cat Patrick is an author of books for teens. Her debut novel, FORGOTTEN (available now), is about a girl who can remember the future instead of the past, and was praised by NYT bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, as a “mindbending,” one-sitting read. The book is being translated into 21 languages and Paramount bought the movie rights, with True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld attached to star as the main character, London Lane.

Patrick’s second (unrelated) novel, REVIVED, is about a girl who’s part of a secret government program to test a drug that brings people back from the dead. REVIVED will be available in the US May 2012, and in the UK and Australia Summer 2012.

Patrick lives near Seattle with her husband and twin 3-year-olds, and is afraid of zombies, planes, and zombies on planes.

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