July 29, 2012

Book Review: Revived

RevivedTitle: Revived.
Author: Cat Patrick.
Format: Hardback.
Pages: 352.
Series: No.
Source: Hachette Book Group.
Publisher: Little Brown.
Published Date: 5/1/2012.
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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."

First and Last Line:

"I'm flattened and thrashing on the sun-warmed track next to the football field, lying on what looks like asphalt but what I realize now that I'm down here is actually fake spongy stuff."
"But also, I'll move on."


The cover of Revived looks mysterious, enticing, and it makes you want to pick up the book and see what it's all about. I really like the shade of green, and the way it turns to black towards the bottom of the cover, in a tissue paper like texture.

My Thoughts:

Not once, not twice, but actually five is the number of times Daisy "Appleby" has died. The first was in a car crash, along with twenty other kids and one adult on a school bus, and the last was having an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

Revive is a drug, when given to someone right after passing away, it brings them back to life. But Revive doesn't always work, for instance on people who haven't been healthy before they died, like cancer, for example. The person has to die suddenly in order for the drug to take affect. This drug is what brought Daisy and a few others from the bus crash back to life.

This drug could save hundreds of people, reviving them, giving them a second, third, or even fourth chance to live their lives to the fullest. But not yet, anyways, because no one, expect the FBI (who is running the program), the testers, and the test subjects are the only ones who even know it exists! Well, for now...

If Revive were to ever be exposed on a whim, it could start a riot! People would be willing to do anything to save their loved one, and bring them back.

Every time Daisy dies, her two adoptive guardians (who are testers in the Revive program) pack up, move, and change their last name, so no one would ever expect anything. After her last death (the bee sting), Daisy moves to a new town, where she meets her new (and first best friend, who isn't also a test subject), and her brother Matt.

Daisy becomes to close to the both of them, Audrey as her best friend, and Matt as someone special (a.k.a her boyfriend). When she finds out that Audrey isn't as healthy as she seems, Daisy tries to do, what months ago seemed unbelievable, dangerous and impossible!

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this book. It was unique and brought up a lot of emotion.


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