Revived

Paperback | April 9, 2013

byCat Patrick

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It started with a bus crash.
Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.
Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, a new identity. The only constant in Daisy's life is constant change.
Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she's ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that's much larger--and more sinister--than she ever imagined.
From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick'sRevivedis a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

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It started with a bus crash.Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each deat...

Cat Patrick lives in the Seattle area with her husband and twin daughters. When asked about how she came up with the idea for Revived, Cat explained that she has a love for "high school strange."

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316094633

ISBN - 13:9780316094634

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Rather slow in the beginning, and there wasn’t as much plot development in the middle of the book, so pacing sure was slow. Then all of a sudden, the ending came and finally some development appeared. I just wished there was more focus on the mystery of the entire operation. I was thinking it was this huge conspiracy, and evil was amiss with the leaders and all the agents, but I’m guessing my imagination ran away with me. It didn’t matter if this book caught my eye when perusing GoodReads for new titles. It didn’t matter that it had a cover that was so gorgeous and a colour so bright that I had to pick it up when it came out. Nope the premise of this story was exactly my cup of tea. Action, suspense, intrigue, all rolled into one book! Then to my surprise, I enjoyed Daisy explaining what the Revive program was about and thinking of all these repercussions. Is she adopted? Who are her real parents? Won’t people ever find out about her? How would it affect her emotionally? I had a lot of questions. I really wanted to give this book a perfect rating, but the lack of action in the middle parts just dropped the rating down one star. As for the characters, holy Toledo! Teenage hormones abound! Daisy sure lives to fantasize about Matt! I mean read this quote: “I think of the fact that he has the nicest boy feet I’ve ever seen…not that I’ve seen a lot of them.”—Daisy (64) My face resembled a web of confusion. What did his feet have to with anything? (Maybe I’m just being bitter because in my opinion, feet are not pretty to look at.) I love the friendship that Daisy starts with Audrey. Finally Daisy gets to develop a relationship with a person and not run away again. It felt real, and all the little things they did were exact, shopping trips included. I did manage to enjoy the “father/daughter” relationship between Daisy and Mason, and having him as her guardian made her life so much easier. Cat Patrick sure knows how to develop great relationships! Lastly, I was glad this was a stand-alone book and it ended just right. I do wish my questions were answered. Maybe I’ll imagine they were resolved in my head.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible. Worst Book I've Read In A Long Time. I'm so upset and done with this book. DNF @ 75% I had bad low expectations for this book. Somewhere in my guts I had a feeling that this book would be absolutely horrible, and I knew it, but I decided to go along with it and forget about my instincts because I enjoyed all of Cat Patrick's other books. b> Revived, on the other hand, what utterly horrible. First of all- this idea. Daisy Applebee (what an ordinary cheesy name) has died five times and has been brought back to life five times at the age of fifteen. And each death changes her as a whole new person. When she meets Matt and Audrey, she finds that she may be able to have an ordinary life someday. What a cheesy mystery/science-fiction story. Goodness gracious, don't even call it a pure science-fiction story because it just doesn't have the right to be one. This book was just a cheesy mystery story with an absolute of NOTHING happening in between. Next the plot. There are moments in books when you are so amazed and proud of the first chapter that you literally feel like the book is sucking you in. Here, I could run a marathon in between (which I never in a million years would want to) and I'd still wouldn't want to go back and read this boring book because nothing IS HAPPENING. Oh yeah, she meets a guy and a girl who "supposedly can change her life and help her from dying again." Wow, now where's the action? This was an absolute snoozefest, but I had a feeling that it would get better- but it didn't. So I left this at 75%, felt like I was skimming the book because nothing was happening, but I knew that I should've never even picked this book up from the beginning. Don't even get me started on the characters. Daisy was just such a whiny, selfish brat who thought that she should deserve special attention just because she has been brought back to life five times. That is something remarkable, but I felt that she just made too much of a big deal about it, and acted like such a brat around average people. This girl says hi to her at school, and she frowns and basically gives her a death stare back, when the freakin' girl didn't even do ANYTHING. Daisy was seriously messed up, and I'm not even kidding. She's so hateable, and it seems like the author wants YOU to hate her. Girl, you're stressing out because of your "problem," just deal with it. So don't even bother to pick this book. It's so unpleasing and I felt like I was reading a book that didn't even have a point. Aha, the dumb irrelevant romance? The "amazing" characters? Nope, I'm sorry.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could put the book down until I was done. Shocking ending
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After Revived is a hard-hitting read that will challenge readers intellectually, by taking a difficult question and putting names and identities to people in a certain situation to help bring it to life. I'm one of those people that is often guilty of thinking that I have all the answers - I wrestle around with hard questions enough that I'm usually able to come a conclusion for myself and stick with it. But Revived is one story that challenged some of my answers and made me wonder if it was as simple of a solution as I had made it out to be for myself. Daisy struggles with the concepts of life & death and scientific ethics, but in such a way that the reader begins to re-evaluate their own convictions on these tough topics. And then it rips your heart right out of your chest in a way that's totally unexpected and reminiscent of how real these scenarios are. Reasons to Read: 1. A story to challenge readers: If science could bring people back from the dead - if we had this power and were capable of accomplishing such a miracle, how would we use it? For some people, the answer to this will be fairly simple. Others will struggle with it, trying to balance out the concerns on the different sides of the issue. And while Revived definitely suggests its own opinion on this question, it does so in a way that still considers how complicated and MESSY this situation would be. And it leaves you incredibly aware of just how little we really know. 2. Lovely story of friendship: This is probably the aspect that left the biggest mark on me, after reading Revived. I'm really drawn to books that feature strong, loving examples of friendship between characters and Revived is one of the books I've read that has done this best. Daisy's friendship with Audrey was far more memorable to me than most swoon-worthy romance I've read in YA. Revived truly is a fascinating story, as Daisy navigates a number of problems we only consider "ethical issues" but they're her REAL LIFE. What do you do when you have a secret THIS BIG? It isn't as cut and dry as you might think. And in a lot of ways, I really felt like the story was stuffed into a book that was a little bit too small. There were so many struggles and questions that felt so big, but I didn't feel that they got the time or development they deserved to really give them life. As a result, I felt like some areas struggled such as the romance and some of the final events didn't have as much of an impact as they should have. ARC received from Hachette Canada for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes Hold of Your Emotions! More reviews at: www.eyesonthepages.blogspot.ca When I first read the summary for this book, I knew without a doubt that I absolutely HAD to get my hands on a copy of Revived. Well, I finally have, and let me tell you how much I absolutely loved this book! The pacing was amazing, it never had a dull moment. The characters were lovable, I was emotionally invested in every single one of them. And it had short chapters! The one thing that I absolutely love about a book no matter the circumstances is short chapters! Daisy was such a likable character. She had a good head on her shoulders, she had a love for Matt, Audrey and her dad that I felt right along with her. Patrick has a way of taking your emotions, tying them with strings and controlling them like puppets. All throughout Revived my emotions were at complete and utter mercy of Patrick from the first page to the last. Something that I found somewhat creepy about the book is the nickname that the participants of the Revived program gave to their manager; "God." I don't know about you, but giving someone that nickname who can bring back the dead... It just gave me the shivers. All in all, Revived is a spectacular sci-fi - that's right sci-fi (not a dystopian book by a long shot!) - that had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to finish that has me marking down Patrick as one of my favourite author's and I can't wait to check out her first book, Forgotten.
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Attractive Story with a Great Sci-fi Touch When I read Cat Patrick's first novel Forgotten, I was very impressed of the bizarre, yet highly captivating concept of a girl forgetting her past but always remembering her future. This time, Patrick's second novel, Revived, once again surprised me with an attractive new concept that grabbed immediately my attention from the moment I turned to the first page. Daisy is not the typical teenage girl. She has died five times, and every time, she has been brought back to life by a program called Revive. After her fifth death, Daisy and her "parents" (they are actually people from the Revive program) move to Omaha to start a new life (after Daisy's last death). Here, Daisy makes a new friend (Audrey), and then falls in love with her new friend's gorgeous brother (Matt) with whom she share the truth about her past and, also, about the Revive program. I enjoyed Revived and I loved the sci-fi touch Cat Patrick incorporated into the story. It somehow makes the story more believable. The fact that Patrick discards every paranormal element and provides scientific explanation really made me want to jump into the pages to learn more about the Revive program. Yes, I wish I would have learned more about this topic, about its organization and their objectives, the bad guys, the other revived people, etc. In other words, I would have love to have more background history about the Revive concept in the story-line. But maybe we will have that on a sequel? hopefully! I also liked the characters but I didn't fell in love with any of them. Daisy, Audrey and Matt were definitely a lovely trio but I wish I could have felt more for them. I think that if Cat Patrick writes a sequel for Revive (which definitely has the potential for) I will probably get to know more about these characters and therefore, sympathize with them and get to love them more. Revived is a good switch to a genre that it is not very common among YA books and, as well as Patrick's first novel Forgotten, Revived will surprise you with a nice touch of Sci-fi, romance, friendship, life and death.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An interesting premise and super-sweet storyline! Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Imagine dying 5 times — and being brought back to life after every single death! This is Daisy's life in a secret government agency led by an ominous figure they call "God" and as a test subject to a drug that they call Revive. *cues oooh-ing* Revived was nothing like I expected it to be! Instead of a fast-paced book about a zombie-like test subject, this book has more of a contemporary feel to it: sweet, warm, easy to relate to. I may be an expert at guessing what's going to happen in a book early on, but the deceiving first half made me unprepared for the surprise twist in the faster last quarter! Daisy is a character I adored from the get-go. Along with co-hosting a hilarious blog (yup, she's a blogger!) with her best friend Megan, she has such a big heart and brings the word real to teenager without being unbearable. They say curiosity killed the cat, but Daisy's curiosity is what drives the mystery behind the whole God operation. Matt's a nice guy (although he's definitely no Luke Henry!), but I just couldn't connect with the romance. It didn't have enough development or chemistry to entrap me, and the way that Daisy told Matt everything so soon made me want to shake her. But you'll love the other colourful characters, like Matt's sister Audrey and Daisy's "parents." With the same kind of flowing prose and smile-worthy cast that Cat Patrick brought in Forgotten, added to a fresh new idea never taken up before, Revived asks you the question: What would you do if you had the chance to live again when other people didn't? :) BUY or BORROW?: This book wasn't exactly the intense must-buy I was expecting, but it shouldn't be a book you skip over! I actually really adored it and am glad to have it on my shelf. ;)
Date published: 2012-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous! This book just started brilliantly! It started with a death! Hello! Yes! Of course the premise of the book is death and rebirth and it totally captured my heart when I saw it in the HBG catalogue. And I mean the cover...*sighs* :) In the very beginning, I just fell hard for the characters. They didn't seem fake or cliché at all! Daisy was not "trying-to-hard-to-be-tough" kind of girl. She was strong and dominant but not too in your face. She is also a blogger! WOOT! Bloggers represent! Mason...well Mason. I do have to say I love older man ;) Cat totally didn't meant for the readers to fall head over heel for Mason but I totally did. He was like the perfect secret agent. And as for Cassie, the other agent, well she was like a comic book female character. She was depicted as a cold person but could act as a sweetheart. I think why I love Mason and Cassie so much was how they could fool people around them. They were the ultimate government agents...with a heart. The men in black are totally amazing. They were so secretive and totally pictured them stealthy as...well...Batman ;) Audrey and Matt were awesome characters as well. But I didn't love Matt. I didn't connect with him. I just love the plot. You might think the plot was properly boring and predictable, but no! There were many surprises in the book. The book was more like a speculative fiction instead of science fiction. It just totally felt realistic. And "God" is so much more than I expected. The only thing was that there were parts that were dry. It was less intense then I first initially expected. Some other bloggers had mentioned it was more a contemporary book. The ending! WOW! It was so twisted, and unexpected! It felt like someone pull the carpet out under me and let me fell into this black, blank space (in a good way). PS: Cat mentioned PCR, which I just learnt last month. WOOT! Thank you for adding cool, little science within the book. It totally reminded me of Kathy Reich's novels. I recommend this book! Great job Cat! I can't wait to read Forgotten!
Date published: 2012-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Great! Hmm, a sci fi. Well at least that's what I'm categorizing it under, what else could it be with a drug that brings you back from the dead? This books was a very nice change from all of the dystopia I have been reading lately and I really enjoyed it. It did take a little bit to get into though, I think it was around 80 pages in where I suddenly couldn't put it down. Also, Revived has made me cry more than any other book I have read lately. There was a good 30 pages where I was almost consistently crying. It might have even upgraded to chin wobbling sobbing. I had to put the book down to compose myself. This is a good thing, because that lets me know that I was really into the story and connecting with the characters. So hats off to Cat Patrick for making me have a good cry. That's the sign of a well written book right there. I also love the cover! The colour is really great and I love how she is peaking out. It definitely stood out to me and made me look more closely at the book. Revived revolves around Daisy and is told in a first person point of view. Daisy has been involved in the Revive program since she was four years old. She did in a bus accident, Revive brought her back. She has been Revived five times in her life and every time she dies she has to uproot her life, move and get a new last name. The book actually starts with Daisy dying, which I found to be a great intro before the story slowed down a bit to give a bit of background. So Daisy ends up in Omaha and for the first time in her life, she makes an actual friend of someone not involved in the program. this friend even has a super cute brother that Daisy finds herself falling for. Everything is finally perfect, but things never stay perfect for Daisy and soon her world is falling apart. I found Daisy to be a fairly strong character, at least when it comes to death. I mean, how can she be afraid of it when she knows that there is a drug that can bring her back to life. So in a way it does cause Daisy to be a little over confident, but I still liked her all the same. Deep down she just wants to be a normal teenager with normal friends and crushes. Daisy seems like a very caring and loyal friend, connecting with Audrey quickly and soon they are almost inseparable. She just seems so normal, even though she is basically a human lab rat and has intensive testing every year. I found her to be a very like able character who I easily connected to. There is a love interest in Revived. His name is Matt and he is Audrey's brother. Matt is a very caring brother, I wish my brothers cared as much. He is close with his sister and *gasp* has feelings for Daisy! Watching their romance blossom and hit snags was fun, sometimes. They do fight a bit and then things begin to come between them, so the romance somewhat disappears. It is very cute romance though. Overall, I found Revived to be a very heartfelt story. As I said before, I cried, a lot. It's a good thing my baby was napping when I was reading all the heartbreak because she probably would have been concerned as to why mommy is crying so much. But it wasn't a bad thing. I mean, you know going in that the plot revolves around death. Cat Patrick is an amazing writer who puts a lot of feelings into her writing. I'm definitely going to recommend this book because it's just such a great read. If you're not into sci fi, I still recommend it, it's not heavy sci fi, the drug is like the only thing that I would consider sci fi. It's more like a mix between that and contemporary. So definitely read it, it is a pretty great book. Thank you to HBG Canada for the review copy!!
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revived by Cat Patrick was absolutely wonderful! *Copy provided by publisher for review* Once again, the phenomenal Cat Patrick has hooked me in! After instantly falling for her debut Forgotten, I absolutely could not wait to see what she would bring in Revived. In the world of Revived, a drug by a secret government agency has been created. Revived, the drug in question, has the ability to bring back people who have died. The protagonist, Daisy Appleby, is one of the many test subjects who have used Revived over the past fifteen years. After dying again, Daisy is sent to a new city with a new name and a new set of rules she must follow. With a gorgeous cover and an exciting premise, Revived by Cat Patrick instantly hooked me into one heck of a ride! Diving into Revived, I was introduced to Daisy, a girl who was killed along with several other children in a school bus crash 15 years ago. Moments after death, Daisy and several of the other children were brought back to life with the experimental drug Revived. Since then, Daisy has died several times and been brought back to life, leading her to be known as extremely accident-prone. Daisy was an amazing character! She was instantly likable and her curious nature always left me sitting on the edge of my seat. Daisy was, without a doubt, a very determined character and I absolutely loved it! The world of Revived is very unique. With the mention of an experimental drug, the world opens up to being one where just about anything unexpected can happen. With that said, Cat Patrick surprised me more than once! As much as I adored Revived, there were a few things that didn't settle all too well with me. Firstly, the lack of action. Revived, unfortunately, lacked much of it's promised action and suspense, leaving me almost dissatisfied on that front. Additionally, I felt that the story could have opened up to something much greater. I continue to feel that Revived ended far too abruptly and that, with time, it could have easily spanned into a companion novel. Revived by Cat Patrick was absolutely wonderful! With drama and suspense, Cat Patrick pulls in readers instantly! Readers who loved Forgotten will fall head over heels for Revived.
Date published: 2012-05-01

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"Those interested in the emotional dynamics of a life restarted... will find this an absorbing read."-BCCB