Thursday, June 14, 2012


Title: Revived

Author: Cat Patrick

Rating: 2 stars

Summary: 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.

Revived:                                    Spoiler Alert

A girl involved in a secret drug test for a drug that brings people back to life and her discovery of cracks within the drug company? Okay, I’ll bite.

This ended up being a realistic fiction book with some science fiction mixed in. The main part of the book is Daisy dealing with her dying friend and her relationship with said friend’s brother. The book pretty much went like this: Nothing happens, discovery of Audrey’s cancer, secret revelation about drug, crushing on Matt, searching for information on drug secrets, Audrey has some difficulties, secret revelation, Matt and Daisy’s weird relationship, relationship troubles, Audrey’s death, secret revelation, try to fix relationship, secret revelation, happy ending. I hated Matt. After Daisy made the stupid decision to tell him about Revive, he demanded that she give some of the medicine to Audrey, even though Daisy told him it didn’t work on cancer patients and it would mean huge trouble for Daisy. When she finally breaks down and gives Audrey some Revive, it doesn’t work. Matt is angry with Daisy, which pisses me off. Daisy broke every rule and gave Audrey the drug even when she told Matt it wouldn’t work, and he’s angry with Daisy? I was listening to the audiobook, so it didn’t help that I found most of the voices extremely annoying.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Goddess:
    I'm totally impressed that you reviewed a book while abroad. Now that's dedication.
    This looks like a quick read. I might give it a try, but I'll avoid the audio. (Nothing worse than bad actors ruining a perfectly good book, right.)