Author- Cat Patrick.
Publish Date- April 2012.
Publisher- Hardie Grant Egmont.
When Daisy died, aged 4, she was an orphan. The bus she, 19 other children and one adult were on swerved off the road and a team of top secret scientists decided it was time to try out their new medicine on the dead. She was one of the children who were successfully Revived.
Since then she's died four more times. Each time she has been Revived and the two scientists on the Revive team have packed up their house and moved to another state, started a new life.
But when they move to a new town Daisy suddenly realises that she no longer wants to move. She's made a best friend and has quite possibly started to fall in love.
But dark secrets have started to peak through the seams of the life Daisy's been living and suddenly the Revive programme and it's director all looks a lot more deathly.
Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont for this review copy!
What I thought:
When I won a copy of Forgotten late last year I immediately became swept up in the story of London Lane- Cat Patrick became an instant favourite author and one of the few authors who can capture me with the first few words of a book.
The exact same thing happened with Revived- I was immediately captivated by Daisy's story and was again amazed at all the unforseen twists and turns that Cat Patrick writes, all of which seem to come effortlessly and definitely surprisingly.
I did not like it as much as Forgotten, I found that the characters were slightly less connectable for me in Revived, but I was none the less an immediate fan of Daisy.
Throughout the book I had a strange feeling that one of the main characters had a dark side and was left with an unanswered question on that part, because though he seemed like he was going to do something really bad, he never did.
This book has a soft, lingering romance, slightly similar but also very different to that of Luke and London in Forgotten and I can't say that I liked the love interest as much as the one from Forgotten, he seemed to have secrets... but if I were to stop comparing between what is one of my all time favourite books (which I inevitably do) I find a book that it completely original and very readable.
The cover of the US one definitely seems more dystopian and I came to Revived with a very different thought about how it would be, I would only call this very subtly dystopian, not really dystpoian at all... I think the Australian cover goes better with the storyline, but I do prefer the US one overall.