The pieces of Roya's life don't fit together anymore. Nothing makes sense. Joseph could be to blame for the fall of the Lucidites' society. Zhuang is back and more powerful than ever. Chase, a gorgeous psychopath, is demanding her love and commitment. And the institute is swarming with lies, betrayals, and conflicts. Roya knows she needs to focus and reconnect with Joseph if she is to survive, but how can she find clarity when everything around her is unraveling? The final chapter in The Lucidites series will take up residence in the listener's bones. All secrets will be revealed. All villains will be confronted. And the greatest obstacles will be that of the heart. Revived delivers, giving audiences what they want most from the last in a fast-paced, thrilling series.
©2014 Sarah Noffke (P)2015 Sarah Noffke
The last book in the Lucidite series is an amazing story. So much happens in this book I really don't know where to start, except to say that you should read it (read books one and two in the trilogy first though or it won't have the same impact). The story has some great twists and turns; it shocks you, has you laughing and then crying (yes, once again Sarah's descriptive writing managed to reduce me to tears). The authors captivating writing and the great narration takes you on an action packed emotional roller coaster that's thought provoking, full of surprises, poignant and funny. Roya's turmoil, sorrow, fears and hopes come through loud and clear in both the writing and the narration. You can still see the defiant teenager in her, but more and more as the book progresses her maturity, love and strength shows through. Joseph is a complex character, humorous, warm but also conflicted, with an underlying want and insecurity that colours his actions. I loved their humorous interactions, loyalty and sibling like squabbles. Where George and Aiden, (Roya's two love interests) are concerned, I alternately wanted to hug them and give them a good shake, both were infuriating but appealing. Ren, as in all the previous books, is totally intriguing, a little more of his life is revealed in this book and it definitely makes you want to read his story; I just love his abrasive character. Chase, the psychopathic mind controlling voyager that wants Roya as his love slave, is one creepy, scary dude. It's impossible to go through all of the characters, but it says something about the authors writing when you find that you are so invested in the various people that you want to rave about all of them. At various points my heart broke for many of the characters in this story but in the end the author managed to glue it back together and make it whole again. The storyline itself was fascinating, the author wove a complex tale that drew you in and led you on an exciting, touching journey that had a satisfying and complete end. I can not wait to read or listen to her other books. I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Finally we see everything wrapped up , the series ending, but not without some badness along the way. I didnt expect to see some of the characters that didn't make it. It is a great series.
I loved this audiobook.The narrators voice is quite pleasant to listen to.She gives each character a distinctive voice.The book continues with Roya's struggles with a love triangle and the responsibilities of her destiny in the Lucidites. She is fighting against Chase and his attempts to control her,and the threat of Zhuangs return.Sarah Nofke has created well developed characters and wonderful world building.This series is one of the best i've read this year and I highly recommend The Lucidites series.I received a copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Librarian with chronic migraines which cuts into reading a LOT so I listen and it is awesome for me keeps me in the blogging/reviewing game.
This is the final chapter in Roya's story and everything is crazy. Zheung is back, Chase is still the same old psychopath he has always been, and now we add Alouette to the mix, oh boy, this is one crazy action packed finale. There is so much happening your head will be spinning trying to keep up, really this is one not to be missed.
This is one awesome book. Sarah Noffke kept my emotions on a roller coaster throughout the whole book as well as my rear on the edge of the seat. Elizabeth Klett as the narrator of the audiobook version was so good, she is the Lucidites, she made the series and it was great to have her as the narrator all the way through the series. She was absolutely great, and I can't wait to find more books narrated by her.
This book/series was awesome and now I can't wait to move on to another by Sarah Noffke. Thank you so much for the enjoyment you gave me Sarah and Elizabeth!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
I love audio...for me it is the only way to go!
When Roya goes and visits Trey in the true beginning of it all.
She was good...she really grew on me...I couldn't imagine this story being told by anyone else!
I think these books would translate to the big screen well, if they didn't ruin them with rewrites! lol
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
It feels like forever ago now, that I listened to book 1...and discovered my angsty little Roya...It took me a bit to bond with this character...but I am so glad I stuck with her, because I now love her and Joseph...and all the other dreamers so much....this book was my fave of the series...it was powerful, and Roya was strong...and it had a beautiful happy ending..This society of dream travelers really protect the human race, they are kind of like super heroes...Roya finally takes out Zhuang...and also another big baddie...but practically traumatizes herself irreversibly in the process...she has guts and I am so glad she finally accepted Trey and got her HEA!!! I really enjoyed this series...and highly recommend!!
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Revived is the third and final book in the Lucidites Series, and it closes with a bang! In the end of book 2, Joseph and Roya find out that Trey, the head of the institute is their father. If you have been following along with me in this series, you damn well know how Roya reacted to that news! Man was she pissed!! The news was basically forced out of Trey when he learned that Joseph had helped awaken Zhuang thinking he was his father. What a way to end one book, and start another, right! With this new development of Zhuang's return, and Chase still hunting Roya, AND George and Aiden fighting for Roya's love what is a girl to do? I for one was glued like white on rice to find out!
Good Lord where do I begin?! Ok Joseph it is...The story of how Zhuang returns is kept on the down low from everyone because no one wants to have Joseph get stoned by his peers. I also had a WTF moment when a secret I didn't know was a secret that existed was revealed about Joseph! This book is full of secrets revealed that will blow your mind! Joseph is very open to Trey and tries to build a relationship with him, and he starts news reporting with Roya. I had forgotten how funny Joseph is! He tells Roya like it is, and it's just hilarious how it comes out. I was laughing out loud at Roya's expense quite a bit. Moving on to Roya, she's in love with Aiden, but Aiden can't have an open relationship with her because it will jeopardize his job, but he loves her as well. This is the back and forth dance they keep doing through out all three books. In between the “we are broken up” moments, Roya grows closer each time with George, the empath that is in love with her. That whole thing is messed up. I mean I know she does have feelings for George but we all know, including Roya that Aiden is THE ONE! Now with Trey, Roya is in constant battle with him. He comes off cold and uncaring, that is what upsets her the most about him. He never tells them the whole story about things, and he dictates things to her, and she does not like that AT ALL! Roya has no desire to build a father/daughter relationship with Trey EVER! Chase is still following her in her dreams, even with other people dream walking with her. Chase is determined to have Roya but she doesn't know why, but Trey does... Then there is the whole WTF moment with Ren! As the story unfolds about Roya's mother, Trey sends the twins to Ren where he blows them away with his part of the story. WOW, but it still doesn't explain why he's such a nasty ginger to everyone! These are the highlights that I enjoyed that I could share with you, now onto the ones I can't! LOL!
The showdown with Zhuang is pretty epic. He does some seriously messed up stuff while trying to find the twins and kill them. Chase on the other hand is trying to make Roya his, and not in a good way! Battle stations ready cause we're going in! This moment in the story was a lock yourself in a quiet room, with a do not disturb or die sign on it, and don't even think of leaving til this is over once and for all! Holy spit fire! Merry Christmas! One last thing, the epilogue, HALLELJUIA FOR THE EPILOGUE!!! I have never been so happy in my life for an epilogue in a book!! I can't say I'm happy the Trilogy is over, but I am happy for the way it has ended, and my tears felt fully justified. The Lucidites Trilogy is at the top of my Christmas gift giving list, and a must read, re-read, and forever keep on the shelf kinda set! Don't just one click this set of books, have a marathon of clicks and share the greatness!
Elizabeth Klett reprises her role as the voice of Roya Stark. Well, I should say the story teller of... Elizabeth is such a wonderful narrator. She is such a perfect fit for Roya, and does a hilarious snarky Joseph, and sarcastic nasty Ren, that make this whole audible experience so great. If you think you don't like audio books, then just listen to the sample Audible.com provides for this book and then tell me you don't like audio books! I feel like I have developed a bond with Roya through Elizabeth's amazing narration. The sound quality is very professional, and the spot-on reactions, emotions, and expressions Elizabeth delivers for each character was so life like it was scary. Elizabeth scores a 5 Star Rating from me for an outstanding performance!
This book should be listed under teenage romance novels instead of science fiction. Unfortunately it is very hard to enjoy any story in which one cannot relate on any level with the protagonist. The main character is an annoying whiner who's "whoa is me" attitude throughout the three book series wears a reader down beyond the point of any enjoyment.
Pass on this book and this series for your own sake.
Great conclusion to the trilogy. Narrator did an excellent job. Bad guys motivation revealed, hopes for the future derailed, and the painful process of growing up and realizing no decision is as easy as black and white. This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com
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