Two Weeks' Notice (Revivalist, #2)
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In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s “thrilling”* Revivalist series, Bryn Davis finds out that making a living can be rough if you’re already dead...
After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife—with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention...more
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Published August 7th 2012 by Roc (first published July 25th 2012)
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AH
Two Weeks’ Notice gives new meaning to the term corporate zombies. Literally.

Not your usual brain-eating zombies, the zombies in Two Weeks’ Notice are just regular folk revived by Pharadene Pharmaceuticals miracle drug Returné. The catch? The revived must take a dose of Returné daily or risk decomposition. The drug has a more evil side, allowing the users to be compelled.

The author captures the sinister side of corporate America in this unique mix of urban fantasy and conspiracy thriller. Big Ph...more
Felicia
Um...I got an arc of this, so maybe I'm not as impartial as I could be. But this book was BETTER than #1, I'm extremely confident to say that. I mean, until the last 1/4tg. And then I LITERALLY GASPED OUT LOUD and my heart raced, and laughed out loud too. I mean, the twist was just....best one I've seen in a book in QUITE a while. Wow. This is not as romancey as most urban fantasy I read either, so I think guys would like it as well. I dunno, I think the tech zombie thing is pretty cool and...th...more
MissM
Library borrow.

The last 5 or so pages of this book absolutely and completely ruined it for me. And ruined the series as well. I'm totally done with it.

Here's the thing. Rachel Caine knows how to write. I've read many series by her and they're always solid. The first in the Revivalist series really disturbed me - the idea of slowly rotting while conscious and aware of the whole thing if you don't get a daily injection of a super rare, top secret drug? Really disturbing. To be that vulnerable and...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
It’s rare that a sequel can top its predecessor, and given the enthusiastic 5 bats I gave WORKING STIFF, I never expected TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE to become my new favorite in the series. The bleak circumstances of the first few chapters set me up for a mind blowing ending that has my excitement about this series turned up to an all time high.

Though Bryn’s circumstances at the start of TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE have changed drastically since we first met her in WORKING STIFF, underneath the luxurious accommoda...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I read Working Stiff, the first book in the Revivalist series, with some trepidation, not being a fan of shambling mindless brain eaters, only to find myself gripped by a original, exciting story. I was thrilled to be given access to a galley of Two Week's Notice and eager to see if Caine could do it again.

And she did. Picking up a few months after Working Stiff Bryn is managing the funeral home she 'inherited', searching for her kidnapped sister, Annalie, offering counseling to the newly Revive...more
Sofija

"Two Weeks' Notice" is on the level better then “Working Stiff”.

Actually, Ms.Caine fixed almost all the things that made me lower my rating for the first book.

And the biggest change was with main character. In "Two Weeks' Notice" Bryn is tougher, more active, more capable. She still gets her butt kicked, but unlike in the first book, she kicks right back.

I also liked, that there was a bit more romance. Not too much to shift the focus of the book, but just enough to spice all the fighting and exp...more
Amy Lignor
From the author of the hit series, The Morganville Vampires, comes this new series that began with a novel called “Working Stiff” and takes a new look at urban fantasy. Although it’s true that anything with vampires, werewolves, and zombies is not exactly a ‘fresh’ idea in this day and age, Ms. Caine proves yet again that she knows how to twist and turn these characters into something new and exciting.

Bryn Davis is a zombie—a member of the large ‘undead’ community. In the first tale, Bryn was ki...more
Liv
Dec 10, 2012 Liv rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Liv by: AH
Shelves: sci-fi, urban-fantasy
Two Weeks’ Notice is book #2 in the Revivalist series by Ms. Caine. While I liked the first book, I enjoyed this one even more.

Central to the story was Bryn, the survivor from the last book, in which she died from murder and was brought back to life through the injection of a drug called “Returne”. This drug contained nanites that worked to rebuild damaged body parts/organs and kept the body functioning top-notch. It literally was the panacea to aging and dying – provided that the receiver had o...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
‘Two Weeks’ Notice’ is the second book in Ms. Caine’s new “The Revivalist” series. Bryn Davis has lived (and died) through so much in her young life. Picking up the pieces after the events in ‘Working Stiff’, Bryn now runs the funeral home where she worked, has started a support group for other Revived people, is working on her relationship with Patrick McCallister, and is still searching for her sister. Of course, she also needs her Returné injections to keep ‘living’. Everything was working sm...more
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Originally posted on www.yareads.com, reviewed by Nichole.

In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s “thrilling”* Revivalist series, Bryn Davis finds out that making a living can be rough if you’re already dead...
After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife—with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention of keeping a tight lid on Pharmadene’s life-altering discovery, no...more
Samina ~ Escapism~
Forget Fangs and Claw.Make way for the Revivalists

My ratings: 5 out of 5 stars.

Bryn Davis is trying to cope being dead and coming back. she is running her Mortutaory, running a support group for Returne addicts and trying to figure out a relationship with the Patrick MacCallister. So, when members of her support group start dying one by one and the FBI sending her to do random jobs she can't help but think there may be something else going on entirely. Is it Pharamadene again, the government o...more
Bree T
Bryn Davis is back – after the FBI agreed to supply her with the Returné drug she needs in order to be able to live her life relatively normally and stress free. As long as she continues to take the Returné then she can’t be ‘killed’ except by incineration or decapitation. Any attempts will simply see her regenerate after a small amount of time, all injuries healing. However if the supply is cut off from her than she knows it’s a slow decay until a final death. The FBI has also retained the righ...more
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Sarah
As much as I liked WORKING STIFF, I have to say that Rachel Caine BLEW MY MIND with TWO WEEK'S NOTICE!

In this book, Bryn is death-defying, shocking, and on a mission. She is searching for her kidnapped (and newly Revived) sister, Annie, falling hard for badass former Pharmadene head of security, Patrick, and trying to help the surviving Pharmadene employees cope with their deaths, and Revivals. With Pharmadene now under FBI control, Bryn is forced to do a job for them, but instead stumbles into...more
Sarah A.
Ok, this was a tough read.

The first half of the book was nothing special, it was really losing me, it's not that there wasn't action, but sometimes too much mystery can make you lose interest instead of peruse the story to figure it out.

The other half though, was brutal. It was exactly the kind of thing that attracted me to this series in the first place, just brutal and agonizing and beautifully horrible. This story makes you love the heroine and sympathies with her on so many levels. And let m...more
Shannon
3.5 Stars

I'm a fan of this series & the unique world Caine has created. I loved Working Stiff, but I just couldn't get into this one. The story was good and there was plenty of action, yet something was missing for me. I dare say this book had more going on than the previous, so I'm a little stumped with my lack of enjoyment. Still, it was a good read and I'd definitely recommend it.

Also, Bryn gets a chilling unsolicited upgrade. I can't wait to see how it plays in the future!
Jenn
Is it a thriller? No, maybe urban fantasy. Wait, it's a romance. Nope, back to thriller.

This novel was disjointed and failed to engage me at any time. I enjoyed Working Stiff, but Two Week's Notice has killed my interest in the characters and the series, which is a more detailed death than any of the background characters got in this book.
Jenny
I know the plot twist at the end of this book is giving some readers a problem, but I didn't have an issue with it. I think it moves the characters and storyline along, and I liked this book just as much as the first in the series.
Kat
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Paranormal Haven
4.5 stars


Bryn Davis was revived from death by a drug called Returne, but without daily shots of the drug she will slowly die. The company Pharmadene made the drug, but now the FBI is trying to shut it down. Bryn was forced to sign a deal with the FBI so she is always able to get the drug. She isn’t the only one that was revived from the drug, in fact she runs a support groups who have to use it to stay alive. A few start to go missing, and then the FBI calls her to help investigate a problem wit...more
Kim
I've been bouncing between Rachel Caine books all week and I'm so happy to say they all live up to expectations, including Rachel's latest edition to the Revivalist series 'Two Weeks' Notice'.

Bryn Davis looks like a normal woman. She has a steady job working at a mortuary, a happy and friendly dog - Mr. French, and a budding relationship with the dangerous and handsome Patrick McCallister. But she's not a normal woman. An unfortunate event resulted in her early death, only to be instantly given...more
Stéphanie
I have to hand it to Rachel Caine, she knows how to keep you interested in her novels. If you thought WORKING STIFF was full of intrigue and mystery, this sequel has even more plot twists and turns. I wouldn’t go as far as calling this book a political thriller, because let’s face it, we would never see authors like Robert Ludlum or David Baldacci write about zombies. But a good chuck of the storyline deals with the U.S. government trying to hide the truth from the general public about the reviv...more
Dawn
Review for Two Weeks Notice by Rachel Cane Bryn is trying to find some symbol of normalcy in her new life as a revitalist. She is managing her own funeral home – now that the former boss is dead, trying to find her sister Annaline, manage a support group for others like her and figure out what exactly is between her and Pat. But certain things like being on call for the FBI prevent the ability to truly be normal. This time the FBI has sent Bryn out to investigate a Graydon – a cleaning business....more
Beth Dawkins
4.5


Bryn Davis was revived from death by a drug called Returne, but without daily shots of the drug she will slowly die. The company Pharmadene made the drug, but now the FBI is trying to shut it down. Bryn was forced to sign a deal with the FBI so she is always able to get the drug. She isn’t the only one that was revived from the drug, in fact she runs a support groups who have to use it to stay alive. A few start to go missing, and then the FBI calls her to help investigate a problem with the...more
Lauren
Two Weeks' Notice
4 Stars

It’s business as usual for Bryn Davis at the funeral home until the FBI pull her in with a “request”, and she finds herself immeshed in a new conspiracy fighting against a lethal foe with ties that are a little too close to home.

A good continuation to the series but fair warning The Revivalists is not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach. The tone is dark and gritty, and the descriptions are quite gory and gruesome, particularly toward the end.

The plot starts o...more
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

Keep calm, and watch for decomposition.

Two Weeks' Notice surpasses the first book in this series, which I already loved, with more action and a stronger connection between Bryn and Marcus. Caine really outdoes herself with this one.

I love this series. It's a little different that most of the urban fantasy that I read because. . . its not urban fantasy. There are no paranormal elements in this series and Bryn's return to the living, although sometimes referred to as being 'zombie-like', is throug...more
Stacy
TWO WEEKS NOTICE was just as good if not better then WORKING STIFF. Bryn seems to be settling into her new life as best as she can. Bryn has her friends working to keep her non dependent on the government to stay alive but not all the Returne addicts are that lucky and now they are disappearing. The government contacts Bryn to help them once again and she has no choice but to go with it.

Most people don't have to dodge assassin at every turn but Bryn isn't your normal everyday gal. She has been t...more
Kayla Guyette
I'd like to start this review off with a note in hopes that Roc, the publisher. I read Two Weeks' Notice on Sony Reader software on my tablet. The text has issues with awkward spacing in and around words throughout the ebook (Example "B r y n D a v i s" and "Bryn looked to Mr. French then said"). I contacted Sony about the issue since it made it hard to read at times. They told me they'd look into it and now nearly a week later, nothing. I'd hate to see people not read or request refunds because...more
-RadioActiveBookWorm-
Sep 14, 2012 -RadioActiveBookWorm- rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone<3
I never doubted this book for even a moment. You know why? Because it's by Rachel. Effing. Caine. And as you might have noticed by now, I LOVE HER. :D I bought the first book in the series last year at When Words Collide 2011, and thought, Hey. Why not by the second one there too. Only a year later, of course. Too bad she wasn't there this year, totally would have gotten this one signed too. lol.
Bryn is seriously an awesome character. I don't know where she came up with her, and I don't care. Sh...more
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