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Revived Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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* "There is not a dull moment in this novel... it is an entertaining and suspenseful book that readers interested in a little romance with their science fiction will enjoy."―VOYA
"Forgotten is a mind-bending experience that I devoured in one sitting. Cat Patrick's exciting and impressive debut still haunts me."―Jay Asher, New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why
"Cat Patrick's Revived is a thrilling story of life, death, and love -- and how friendship can change your view on all of them."―Suzanne Young, author of A Need So Beautiful
"What a page-turner! With its suspense, romance, and life-and-death drama, Revived kept me up half the night."―April Henry, New York Times Bestselling author of The Night She Disappeared
"A well-done exploration of a teen's growing understanding of death... Good entertainment with some unexpected depth."―Kirkus
"A fast-paced page-turner..."―Booklist
"The first person narration is effective... Offer this to sci-fi buffs who are seeking a quick read, or romance fans who don't mind science experiments mixed in with their love stories."―The Horn Book
"Fluid and observant prose. Daisy evolves [into] a young woman with budding emotions, attachments, and a deeper understanding of what it means to live and die."―PW
"Those interested in the emotional dynamics of a life restarted... will find this an absorbing read."―BCCB
About the Author
Cat Patrick lives in the Seattle area with her husband and twin daughters. When asked about how she came up with the idea for Revived, Cat explained that she has a love for "high school strange."
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Daisy lives a very unique life. She's in the Revive test program so in many ways her life isn't really her own. She lives with Mason, a psychologist with the Revive program who also serves as her guardian and father figure, and Cassie, an agent with the program who's a total workaholic and pretends to be both married to Mason and Daisy's mother. They're nice enough people (especially Mason) but Daisy is definitely more independent since she's been raised this way. Additionally her life is pretty transient. They can't stay very long in one place - mostly due the fact that Daisy has some sort of accident and has to be brought back to life with another dose of Revive. When that happens, they have to pick up and move somewhere else because obviously she can't go back to school after dying the day before.
All this doesn't seem to affect Daisy much on the surface but when she arrives in Omaha, Nebraska after leaving yet another school/house/town, she decides that things will be different here. She puts herself out there and chooses to engage the people around her. Because of this she meets Audrey, who becomes her best friend and Matt, Audrey's hot brother and Daisy's love interest. I loved this aspect of the story just as much as I did the mystery surrounding the Revive program. Daisy has lived her 15 years with a very "hands off" approach to relationships and then suddenly she experiences both deep friendship and romance. I enjoyed seeing her character come to grips with her feelings of attachment for Audrey and Matt which eventually led to a desire for them to really know her. But that's pretty tough when you're keeping a secret as huge as Revive.
The mystery slowly unravels in the background of Daisy's burgeoning friendship with Audrey and relationship with Matt. Something isn't quite right with the program. Daisy is uncovering disturbing information and doesn't know whom she can trust with it. In another twist, Daisy decides to share the Revive program with Matt which is strictly against the rules. This action brings up a whole other set of problems. The morality of the drug is also touched on and this added even more layers to the already engrossing story.
I can't tell you much more about the plot. You'll want to experience it for yourself. The last 40 - 50 pages of the book are edge of your seat action as the mystery begins to be solved. I literally couldn't put the book down!
Daisy's character shows an uncanny strength and resilience. She's lived through a lot in her 15 years with dying 5 times, being revived and subsequently moved to a new town. But her decision to reach out to Audrey and Matt, although I believe it was the right one, isn't without consequences. How she deals with the fall out is part of what makes me love her character so much. Cat Patrick is such a masterful writer. I really felt for Daisy and my heart was breaking along with hers while I read!
The supporting characters, including Audrey, Matt, Mason, Cassie and Megan, are all superbly written. Mason was a stand-out character for me. His affection for Daisy is evident early on and it's clear that although he's doing his job as a psychologist for the program, he truly cares for Daisy and tries to be the "father-figure" in her life. I like that he wasn't a push over. There were rules that he enforced. He didn't just let Daisy do anything she wanted. As a parent myself, it's nice to see parental figures in novels actually being parental figures instead of just letting the kids figure out everything on their own.
Even though I just read the book last week, I know I'll want to reread it again soon. It's just such a great book! To say that I enjoyed it immensely is a huge understatement. Do yourself a favor and go to your nearest bookstore and get "Revived" now. You won't regret it!
Originally I read the blurb and wasn't too sure about it but when I started reading it the book just got better and better!
The last half of the book was full of suspense I would read for hours and just be so absorbed. The book was a real page turner towards the end! I loved the twists and turns that happen and how everything at the beginning of the book has its place in the plots at the end.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves suspense!
Cat Patrick is an awesome author and all her books are great suspense and page turners but this one would have to be my favourite! This book is definitely worth the read! If you enjoy this look into her other books they've all got awesome plots!
You never know what is going to happen next, and the characters personality are spot on. I would recommend this book to someone 12 and older.
This book was a complete masterpiece!
Cat Patrick did a great job on this book.
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The book was well written, I couldn't put it down. I read it in 1 1/2 days. Cant wait to read more from her. I enjoyed it the whole way through.
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