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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...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
As soon as I finished reading Revived, I rushed to GoodReads to check my friends’ ratings, and they were exactly what I expected them to be: eight out of ten gave this book three stars, just like I did. In my experience, there are two types of three-star ratings: the I-liked-this-but-didn’t-love-it three stars and the I-have-no-idea-how-to-rate-this three stars. Revived undoubtedly belongs to the former. It wasn’t bad by any standard, but it certainly wasn’t captivating either. I suppose descri...more
Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
As readers, we love to hate our Too Stupid To Live characters. Those loveable Mary Sues who knowingly walk into impossible situations, do irresponsibly stupid things like singlehandedly confronting monsters and angry men who could beat them up with a finger. They're the horror movie equivalent of the innocent virgin who walk down a basement when we, the viewer, are screaming at them to just stop in front of the screen. But as much as we make fun of these characters...they have one thing in commo...more
After dying 5 times, Daisy is kind of tired of it all. Having to relocate each time: a new school, new routine, new last name - a whole new life. It gets tiring after a while not getting to keep your identity. An interesting plot with a fast pace and short chapters, Revived is surprisingly easy to fly through.

Revived is the drug that can bring people back to life. This drug has been secretly tested on a few kids - Daisy included, and controlled by an anonymous eerie guy they call God; his agent...more
"Because sometimes, laughter is what you need."

I don't even know how long I've been wanting to read this one, but it's been a long time! After enjoying Patrick's Forgotten, I knew I had to read this one. I mean, a secret drug that can bring dead back to life? Pretty interesting, I'd say!

I have to say though, that it wasn't at all what I expected. It wasn't as much about the drug and experiment itself as I'd originally thought, but more about life; Daisy's finally setting down roots after her f...more
Mimi Valentine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars!

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 g...more
Y’all, I was super pumped about Revived. Did you read the summary? Seriously? How can you not be excited about this?!

But for a book that features evil government corporations and secret spy organizations and drugs that raise people from the dead and madmen who will do anything to keep their work a secret, it was surprisingly… um…

I don’t know! I don’t know what I wanted! But I wanted more than what I was happening, clearly.

Part of this might be my own misconceptions about the book. My library ha...more

You'd think dying 5 times over will make one more sensible.

Evidently not.

At least for Daisy McDaniel (her real name).

Daisy, Daisy, Daisy.... Now what can I say about our dear, dear protagonist? She's a selfish little girl, who thinks the world revolves only around her, no doubt irresponsible and totally immature to boot. Having to shift houses and take up new identity everytime she dies, and this of course applies to everyone assigned to babysit her, I would think that she...more
When I first heard about this one, a lot of people were tossing around the word 'dystopia';at the time I was reading Slated , which is a dystopia, and which is about a girl whose memory is wiped and she has to start over. When I heard about this I thought the concept was pretty similar, and I was curious to see how they'd play off of each other. But thisis not dystopian after all. Nor do I think it was meant to be, and I think it's stronger fornottaking that path. Revivedtakes place now, and is...more
I read Cat Patrick's debut and, while I struggled with the premise (a lot) I really enjoyed her writing style, enough that I wanted to read her sophomore novel, Revived.

From the outset, I really enjoy Cat Patrick's breezy writing style. Her narratives are so easy to slip into, her characters likeable. Daisy narrates like a breath of fresh air. She's chatty and vulnerable and just the right kind of unique, with passions and quirks. It's Daisy that held me fast to the story.

The premise is so intr...more
Jul 07, 2012 Kyle rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Revive has one of the most unique premises I’ve come across in YA, but fails to deliver since it seems to leave out the actual plot of the book in the flap that so deceivingly made me think this was a good book.

In modern times, there is a secret government project that has made an experimental drug known as Revive, which can revive people back to life. Daisy is one of many test subjects, who all died in a bus crash one day and have since then been relocated, given new last names, and given Reviv...more
Book Angel Emma
I wasn't expecting the emotional aspect of death & bereavement captured in this book.
I did think it would be paranormal romance but government conspiracy I adore. Fab narrative voice, utterly unique premise, defies classification.

Revived is the highly anticipated second novel from Cat Patrick. Although I hate to compare books and authors my reaction to this book was the same as when I read Delirium after Before I Fall. As a reader, I think there is a style of writing you love more than other...more
Laurel May
Double sigh.
Still sighing.
Lately I have been really unlucky with my book choices and it's starting to get to me.

What a disappointment!
After reading Forgotten I was so pumped for this book. The blurb was intriguing and the cover so captivating, I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into my second Cat Patrick book.
And boy, I should have waited!

My problems with this book:

- Daisy
What a stupid, obsessive, self-absorbed Mary Sue. Half of the time I wanted to slap her dead. I'm tired...more
3.5 stars

I was and still am amazed at the idea behind this novel. Sure, coming back from the dead isn't a novel idea (although Daisy doesn't eat brains...) but the idea of a secret government agency? An entire underground experiment being launched with children from a bus crash as the test subjects? Parents that are really secret agents? That's just awesome. The cool factor of Cat Patrick's Revived still hasn't worn off for me.

I think the most interesting part of this novel for me besides the co...more
Cat Patrick is, perhaps, one of the leading voices in Young Adult fiction. This is her second published novel and the second time she had me completely spellbound by the story, plot, and relationships between characters. Her last book, Forgotten, was so original in plot, I loaned it out so much I think I lost it. That protagonist remembered tomorrow and days after that. Not yesterday.

This time we meet Daisy, age 15, as she is dying. Again. She's kind of bummed about it. She was just starting to...more
Cat Patrick throws us into the miracles of Daisy's life right from the beginning of the novel. It's not often the main character dies within the first two pages. Even rarer when she's walking, talking and travelling out of state by the third page. Cheating death is a natural phenomenon to Daisy. She should have died at the age of 5 when she was involved in a tragic accident, but instead she was selected for a secret scientific experiment to test a drug called Revive. Rightfully named, as it brin...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Revived committed suicide early on, but somehow it was saved. It was... Revived. Dun, dun, dun.

The Science. Oh dear god, the science!

"Revive" is a drug which brings the recently dead back to life though it heals no wounds and cures no disease.

Adrenaline, anyone? Has this not been discovered in this world yet? Why yes, it has. Daisy has epi-pens on hand for a deadly allergy. So how is it any different from adrenaline? There's no answer because Revive's discovery was never explained. Nor is the st...more
In a sea of sad girls in pretty dresses, harsh dystopias and sexy vampires it can be a challenge to find a book that doesn’t give you the impression of ‘been there, read that.’ Although Cat Patrick is a relative newcomer to the young adult arena, Revived is her sophomore book, I think that her books have such an original feel to their plots as demonstrated by Revived.

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The cover of the book is so gorgeous and it is only when I started reading the book that I realized the subtle meaning of it and nearly swooned at how sly the symbolism is. The book deals with coming back from death yeah? So the model pictured on the cover is tearing the “veil,” that is, she is literally coming back from the dead. Cool stuff, very cool stuff.

Okay, now let us move forth to the review proper. The premise is fresh and innovative (and the zombie free novel wins points too). Daisy is...more
RATING: 2.5 Out Of 5

For a novels concept that sounded utterly too cool, unfortunately Revive just wasn't as good as its blurb led on. The novel is about a secret government program known as: Revive. The creator, who has been given the name God, came up with way to bring people back to life. Those who work within the program are known as his disciples. For Daisy, she was introduced into the program when she died as a little kid in a bus crash and was revived. Now Daisy lives with Mason and Cassie...more
Angela (:
A secret government program created Revive, a drug that brings you back from the dead. After a bus crash, the kids are used as test subjects, one of them being Daisy. Every time she’s revived, she changes her name, her house, her life. At fifteen, Daisy’s close to living the normal life, with real friends.

I think that Revive is, for lack of a better word, cool. It’s a great idea for a book, but I don’t feel that Cat Patrick brought it out in the best way. Don’t get me wrong, Revived is a good re...more
This book deals with a girl who has died several times and has been revived by a secret agent drug tested on a select number of kids. We follow one of these kids in Daisy. The fact that she has defied death has made her unafraid of dying even though there still could be a chance that the drug may just stop working one day.

The premise of this drug is not without it's drawbacks. We understand that it will not cure someone suffering from a debilitating illness. However, Daisy has died more than onc...more
Zemira Warner
Jun 11, 2012 Zemira Warner rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: younger readers
Shelves: sci-fi, thriller, death, meh

What is the first thing you think when you see this book? It has a great, interesting and unique cover. I loved it so much I use it as wallpaper on my phone since the day of the cover reveal.
And what about the blurb? Who doesn't want to read about a girl who comes back from the dead, not just once, but five times?!

Well, it’s a totally different experience to picture how this book turns out in your mind than to actually read it. People usually tell me I am a difficult person to please when...more

After dying in a bus crash at age 5, Daisy Appelby was saved by the experimental drug, Revive. Since the bus crash she's been Revived a further four more times. As the drug is still in it's testing stage, Daisy isn't allowed to reveal the existence of Revive to anyone. So everytime Daisy dies she has to relocate and change her surname to ensure that no-one can investigate her miraculous recovery.
Since Daisy is an orphan she must pretend that the two government agents she lives with are...more
How would your life change if you knew that you could be revived upon death? When I first heard about this book I thought 'what a cool premise'. Daisy's involvement in the human trials of a super secret drug that can 'cure death' predictably lessens her sense of self-preservation. She is also an expert liar and good at hiding her past. Unfortunately, her use of the drug also makes it hard for her to have close friends, and even harder to have a relationship. While this hasn't bothered Daisy in t...more
Karen (Book Light Graveyard)
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2.5 stars. This book was quite different from what I was expecting. Based on the description and cover I expected it to be much more sinister. What I found was a mix of contemporary ya fiction and sci-fi. It felt like two different story ideas put into one book. I know this is the third book I've said that about in the last two weeks, but it's true.

A lot of the plot didn't really make sense to me. It was hard to believe that Daisy had died 5 times times through pure accident. We are however left...more
Kristin (Beneath Shining Stars, I Read)
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

Daisy is a part of a top secret project called Revive not as an agent--known as Disciples--but as a test subject--referred to as Converts. What does Revive do? Simply put, it brings people back from the dead; the downside? Every time Daisy dies, she has to relocate with her "parents." It's in Omaha that she meets Audrey, who she quickly befriends, and Matt, a boy who catches her interest on Daisy's first day of classes. Once there and settled into her new life, she'll di...more
Jenny Sawyer
3.5 stars.

Revived was one of those books that I started out loving, but which sadly unraveled for me starting just under halfway in. Sigh. I hate it when that happens.

Let’s take a look at where things went right (and wrong).

The first 150 pages had me riveted. Daisy’s role as test subject for a secret government program (she was brought back to life after a bus crash claimed her life as a child, and then Revived again four more times over the next decade after various mishaps) made for a juicy pr...more
Sara (sarabara081)
You can see more of my reviews on my blog: Forever 17 Books.

After reading the synopsis, I went into reading Revived expecting the storyline to be a little dark and full of science-fiction. Though I would have been more than happy to find that, I was also pleasantly surprised that it was not the case! Of course there are touches of it here and there but this book reads much more like a contemporary fiction.

After dying in a bus accident, Daisy becomes part of a super secret test on a drug called R...more
I was skeptical about the book. At first I even did not want to read it because I am fed up with plots and characters that are all the same and totally predictable.
Nevertheless, I decided to try it and...I did not regret that. Honestly!

Daisy moves to another town after her repeated death. She soon finds a new best friend in Audrey and even falls for Audrey's brother Matt.
But her new life is not as easy as it seems at the beginning.
The siblings change her, everything somehow changes and Daisy...more
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Cat Patrick is an author of books for teens. Her debut novel, FORGOTTEN (available now), is about a girl who can remember the future instead of the past, and was praised by NYT bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, as a "mindbending," one-sitting read. The book is being translated into 21 languages and Paramount bought the movie rights, with True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld attached t...more
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