Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review: Revived by Cat Patrick

By: Cat Patrick
Rub. Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Pages: 336
Source: Borrowed
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.
I read Cat Patrick's, Forgotten last year and absolutely loved it, so I was very excited to hear that she was writing another stand alone novel. Revive did not disappoint. It was fast paced and original and had some great characters!

Fifteen year old Daisy has died five times and each time that she dies she is brought back by the experimental drug, revive. After she comes back to life, Daisy and her "pretend parents" (they are really scientists testing the drug), Mason and Cassie, have to move and start completely fresh. Daisy has never been able to make friends until she moves to Omaha, Nebraska and meets siblings, Matt and Audrey. For the first time,  Daisy is experiencing real friendships and crushes and she will do anything to keep the life she has there.

There was nothing that I did not like about Revive. The writing was fantastic and fast paced and I read the book in one sitting. I also thought it was a very interesting and original concept. I loved the mystery and the science surrounding the drug.

My favorite aspect of the book was the characters. From the moment that I met Daisy, I liked her, but I felt bad for her. Being able to see Daisy experience her first friendships was really nice. Her and Matt had a very cute relationship and I enjoyed seeing that grow and prosper. Matt and Audrey were such good people and the perfect duo for Daisy. They both taught her a lot and she taught them. Audrey had so much personality and really lit up every single scene she was in. Matt was very sweet and the way he was dealing with things felt very realistic to me. Lastly, even though Mason wasn't Daisy's real dad, you could tell that taking care of her was more then a job for him. He really did care about her and loved her like a father would.

Overall, Revive was a perfect blend of intrigue, mystery and fun. I would definitely recommend this book. If you haven't read anything from Cat Patrick, you are missing out!   


  1. I loved this book and I was not expecting it to be so sad in parts! I agree with what you said about teaching each other. Daisy's character growth was one of the best parts of the story.

  2. Awesome review! I've heard so many good reviews about this cover. I really need to read it. The cover is beautiful too.
    Janiera @ Books & Beauty

  3. This book has been on my Wish List for a while now. I'm so glad to hear that you (and Kate) enjoyed it! I really love the synopsis and can't wait to give it a read myself :-)

    Great review! <3

  4. I need to get a hold of this one, she is a local author and I need to read her.


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