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, and 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.
I bought this book because I needed something new—and thought the cover was intriguing. Who/What is she looking at?
Daisy (our narrator) is a girl who has died 5 times and been revived using a serum. She is in protective custody of a “fake parents” who are a part of a large organization that is measuring the effects on the control group for 30 years. Every time she dies---she moves and assumes a new name. At the beginning of the book Daisy is a lone wolf flippant about these deaths---and as the book progresses we get to watch Daisy bloom into an great friend who more than understands death.
I really don’t want to spoil---so, let me just say that I very much enjoyed the characters, the plot-----loved it SO much. But, almost equally so, I am disappointed by the end. It feels rushed. And, while I almost loathe to say this (since there are so many trilogies out there) this one I felt like could justify one, easily. The depth of her characters could be explored A LOT more. Also, I have questions that linger and haunt. I have theories that I will never know if I am correct about. AND, perhaps most importantly, what is going to happen with/to Daisy and Matt in the long haul?
As an author isn’t that a great problem to have though? I WANT MORE!!! PLEASE?!?
Tara Sands did well. I didn't really notice her---and I mean that in the best way possible. She facilitated the book in a way that didn't distract. I am finding more and more that is important to me.
All in all---I find myself split. I loved the characters------but man, since this is a stand alone I really wanted to finish the book on a high with all my questions answered. And, I really didn't get that.
Is it too late to reconsider a sequel?? I'd definitely read it.
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I read the audiobook, or had it read to me! Awesome narrator!! Tara Sands really makes the book sing!
Great concept. The end could have had more of a punch but enjoyable none the less!
Daisy was a really great character and I loved her story. All the intrigue was very well done.
I liked Matt until he did something I found offensive and showed his true nature. In the end I though Daisy could do better!
Really well written story with engaging characters and terrifically paced action.