Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cat Patrick | Revived

I don't regret my decision of starting my sembreak by reading this book. It's an easy read, amazingly fast-paced story that got me engaged from the first up to the last chapter. The plot has unexpected twists, and even though the plot is pretty simple, it has points that give a brief coverage on loss and death.


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 fiv
e 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 .[via Goodreads]

The best thing about this book is the heroine. Daisy is a voice that you could relate to. She grows all throughout the story, and it's amazing how strong yet naive she could be. All her life, she's been living with a fake family, being watched by someone they called "God" (the creator of the drug) and being advised to stay
away from too much attention, bees, and more attention. Who wouldn't get tired of those? So there she went, doing what a normal teenager would do: rant about her life and how she wants to get settled in one place and live a normal life.

Her idea of death is shallow, having died five times and knowing that she could be revived by a drug. Only until she gets to meet a real friend who is going to die soon, but can't be revived. Oh, the irony of life. and a boyfriend who happens to be her friend's brother. And he wants her to steal a vial of the drug.

Weak point: the ending. It's a stand-alone novel alright, they'll provide enough answers to questions that may develop as you go along the story. It's just that the ending is not... ending enough. I am not satisfied with how quick she laid all those epilogue-ish things. There's something lacking, but it's not something that you'll think has a book two in the making, either. Okay, I don't make sense.

Just read. It's cool.


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