Sunday, April 8, 2012

Revived by Cat Patrick review...

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Title- Revived.
Author- Cat Patrick.
Publish Date- April 2012.
Publisher- Hardie Grant Egmont.


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. 
Three stars.


Thank you to Hardie Grant Egmont for this review copy!


  1. Oh, that sounds really interesting, I'll have to check it out! :)

    Following from FF - sorry it's taken me a while to get round to you! It's my first week joining in, I hope you might have time to visit my FF post.

  2. awesome! sounds cool. I liked forgotten as well.
    and once again, the cover looks fab!




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