Cat Patrick's done it again and this time, (dare I say?), even better. Her debut Forgotten was a mind-bender in its own right, but Revived takes the reader even further into a character's world which feels almost, but not quite, real. And that's what makes her writing so special. It is real - it's our world, as we know it - but it's the character's unique experience in our world that is fantasy-esque. Her stories center around contemporary characters who we come to really care for, but that live lives that make us scratch our heads and wonder, "What if this really were the case?" And the writing is good enough that for a while, you are so absorbed in the main character that you can forget that her circumstances are fictional.
You should go buy this book. And I'm not the only one who thinks so...
A well-done exploration of a teen’s growing understanding of death, even though she herself has died five times. - Kirkus
With its suspense, romance, and life-and-death drama, Revived kept me up half the night. - April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Night She DisappearedAs 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.
Be sure to check out more about Cat at her Twitter, Facebook, and website. And if you're in New York City, come see us read together with Jen E. Smith, Jen Calonita, and Kody Keplinger on Wednesday, May 16th at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble on 86th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves.