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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  9,128 ratings  ·  1,128 reviews
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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
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
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
Oct 13, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Neil (or bleed)
Revived is okay. It is less sci-fi and more of contemporary/realistic fiction, in my opinion. This is fine actually, I understand it. Revived just wants to tell a story where the main character is aiming for a normal life-- attend school, have friends, etc-- even it is somehow hopeless, especially if one is a part of secret experiment running by a secret organization. Then add the twist that this secret organization isn't really worth trusting for.

It's nothing new. I have read several novels wit
Jul 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
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

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
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
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 this is not dystopian after all. Nor do I think it was meant to be, and I think it's stronger for not taking that path. Revived takes place now, ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, mixed-feelings
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
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
Sep 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 others ma
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 26, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW! The best book I have read so far this year, no contest. I absolutely loved it.
This book had it all. The characters were amazing, the writing was so undeniably breathtaking, and the story line was so original! I mean, I actually got chills at the end of the book because it was just that good. (Not that the actual ending gave me chills, but just the entire book in general.) I was a little sad when I was done reading it because I wanted more!
All I can say is PLEASE read this book. I am actual
My review can also be found here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....

This is a novel that has a cool concept, but feels as if it is trying too hard to capture a teenage audience. It feels as if the author forgot what it was actually like to be a teenager. Or maybe I just wasn’t so frivolous and boy obsessed. Or maybe the beginning just didn’t interest me. Who likes to read about normal teenage life? I know some people love contemporary romance, but I find it rather boring. My interests are
Jessica ♡~ Book&Coffee Lover ~♡
O.M.G! This book was sooooo good! They really need to make a movie about it!!!

It really sucks you in from the very first pages, after every page you turn you just want more, more and more.. Revived begins with a AWESOME cover.. mysterious and unique just like the story itself.

The story is really unique .. filled with suspence, action, drama, romance, humor, a hot guy :) and a very very good story..

Defenitely a MUST READ for people who like books that are filled with suspence, real life drama, r
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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Sep 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was ok

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
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
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Ever since I read the blurb and saw the cover of Revived I wanted to read it, and when I managed to get an ARC in my hands I was ecstatic, and once I actually read it I was even more thrilled! Revived is amazing! Honestly, it's addictive, and the story just reels you in and keeps you hooked until the very last page!

I wasn't sure about Daisy at first, she comes off as kind of flippant, mostly because of how she views death after using Revive for so long. However, even with her flippant feelings t
A finished copy was provided by the publisher for review.

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
Georgia Carter
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
i decided to read this book because it is by the same author of my favourite book FORGOTTEN and i knew it would be amazing. This book is now a favourite along with forgotten.

This book fits under the category of 'a book written in 2011-2012'. This book was written in 2012. I didn't really find it any different to any of the other books I read. I don't have a specific time period that I read books from I just read the ones that are appealing.

My favourite quote from the book is 'Audrey never wante
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those genres that hasn't hit the "oh no, not another one" stage": teen girl who, for some reason, isn't dead but should be (think Adoration of Jenna Fox or Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac more than If I Stay). Daisy was rescued from a bus crash when she was four, saved from death by Revive, an experimental drug. Since she was an orphan at the time, she's spent her life since then with agents (known as Disciples) who are studying the affects of this drug and monitoring the other Conv ...more
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
3 Stars. For I liked it a little but then I immediately regretted everything in the end.

It was great at first, I was intrigued by the concept of a drug that could bring a person back to life and a secret organization that handles these saved individuals. But then all my questions weren't answered like how the drug came to be; how did God discover it; how long will it continue to work until you die forever? Questions like that.

The excitement didn't even come until almost at the end which made me
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
[YA book, Adult reviewer]

SUMMARY: A teen romance with a very light dusting of speculative SciFi. Daisy is a likeable but TSTL* (literally) 15 year old girl. Fortunately for her, there's a secret drug that's brought her back several times (not a spoiler; mentioned on back cover).

How many more times will Daisy die? Is there more to the Revive program than she's been told? Most importantly (ahem), will she find true love? Read and find out.

*Too Stupid To Live

VERDICT: Likely a 3-4+ star read for ma
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
This wasn't very good. The author rushed allll of the relationships to the point of ridiculousness, therefore I didn't care about anyone.

Here's how I would've ended it, even though you didn't ask.

At one point in the story, the main character replaced one of the bottles of Revive with water. I would have been an A-hole author and had it end with the main character dying for good because she needed revived and they put the vile of water in her system instead.

Am I evil?
Sara (sarabara081)
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Cat Patrick is the author of the upcoming middle grade novel, Tornado Brain, as well as several books for young adults including Summer 2011 Kids Indie Next List pick Forgotten, which sold in 23 countries; ALA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers selection Revived; The Originals; and Just Like Fate (with Suzanne Young).

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