Monday, January 23, 2012

Revived by Cat Patrick

Genre:  YA Paranormal Contemporary
Expected publication date:  May 8, 2012

Description (taken from Cat Patrick's website):
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.

This wasn't what I expected.  Let me first mention this: the paranormal aspect (Revive) isn't super huge in this book.  I mean yes it's what the book's about, but this book reminded me more of a contemporary than a paranormal.  If there wasn't revive, I would totally classify this book as contemporary.  So, it wasn't what I was expecting...

But I really enjoyed it!  It's a typical girl meets boy (after coming back from dying of course).  I would have to say the interactions between Matt and Daisy feel so life-like and that's why I loved the romance in this book.  There's a twist in the story, and I absolutely loved Daisy's reactions to her life.  They felt so real.

Would I recommend this book to you?  Absolutely.  Although, I would not recommend it as a paranormal read, I'd recommend it as a contemporary read.  Cat Patrick was spot on with her story.

Challenges:  Young Adult Reading Challenge


  1. THis book sounds great. Thanks Amanda for posting about it. I haven't even seen this book yet, so it's helpful!

  2. I would like to give it a try. Gathering Storm was like this for me. The paranormal portion was not what I had expected, but it was a good read. Great review.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews


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