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Two Weeks' Notice (Revivalist #2)

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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 matter the cost. Thankfully, some things h ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by Allison & Busby (first published July 25th 2012)
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Definitely liked this way more than the first. So interesting and different. I love the fast paced story line and the characters are definitely growing on me. Can't wait to see how Caine ends it.
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
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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
Siobhan
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Upon finishing Working Stiff, I was eager to jump straight into Two Weeks’ Notice. The first book may not have hit all my buttons, but it certainly left me addicted and wanting more. I needed to see how things played out, I needed to see what came next, and I was more than willing to jump straight into the second book.

As is often the case with such books, it took me a while to get into this second book. We had the usual element of the details being rehashed, something that I found unnecessary ha
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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
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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
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Deanne
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Good continuation of the series, Bryn maybe trapped by circumstances but she makes her own choices in some ways. There are a few surprises and some bizarre goings on at Pharmogene.
It's not a zombie book, as the characters are more in a state of stasis.
Liv
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Liv by: AH
Shelves: urban-fantasy, sci-fi
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
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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
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Amy Lignor
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Star
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘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
Sofija
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"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
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Samina ~ Escapism~
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
YA Reads Book Reviews
Dec 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nichole
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
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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
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Sarah A.
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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!
Kara

Things get even darker and more violent than the last book. Clearly this author has zero faith in either governments or corporations to not get corrupted at the drop of a hat (or, well, umm, the prospect of unlimited wealth and power; yeah, if anything’s going to be an incentive to torturing civilians, that would be it.)

So down the bloody rabbit hole we go!

It begs the question how there can be any sort of ending to this trilogy that isn’t just a danse macabre for everybody, but now I’m at the po
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NyxShadow
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: numérique
3.5
Toujours plein de surprises, et une auteur qui n'épargne pas ses personnages
http://www.nyx-shadow.com/2016/05/fun...

I was in love with the original background of this book, and in this one, it's always a great time. If the plot is more complex, less evident, I regret than the main character, Bryn, doesn't change.
She is too passive and I have sensed that she just... observe. Others characters make decisions, good or bad, but they try. Brynn doesn't seem have a real plan to achieve her goal.
B
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Jenn
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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ALPHAreader
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kathy Davie
Second in the Revivalist urban fantasy series about an ex-soldier who dies and takes over running a funeral home outside San Diego.

My Take
Well, it's better than Working Stiff at least in that Bryn is not behaving as stupidly and out of character---yes, I expect a soldier to have a few certain characteristics. This time, Bryn is actually listening to Patrick and willing to be careful. She doesn't even get angry that Joe and Patrick were thinking ahead about Annalise. What does surprise me is he
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Robin Van Der Maat
I enjoyed the Revivalist series but this book got weaker the closer to the end. Perhaps I am being over critical but any book that goes beyond a first really needs to bring all the adventure and attraction and adrenaline of the first without losing the depth of the characters. For me this second book wasn't a success (and the 3rd was even worse I'm not going to bother reviewing it cause all Ill say is negative.)

The characters all seem genuine, the story itself interesting with the nanites and th
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Christina Rause
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting and compelling take on the undead situation. Sort of post apocalyptic and sort of urban fantasy, Bryan takes us on a wild ride through the explosions of her life. One after the other, she handles crisis after crisis to keep her undead life going, every good part peppered with a little bit of suspense and intrigue.

There was not one part in this book that appeared to move slow but the action wasn't just for shock value, either. It was all part of the story and even the gore wasn't
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Paige
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my usual read.......
I actually picked it up knowing it was a second part to a prior novel just to kill time. I’m glad I did!
I just kinda found this writer through a referral from one of my clients. I’m anxiously awaiting for her third book to come out from the, Stillhouse Lake trilogy in which I’m hooked!
Overall, this book was pretty decent and I honestly couldn’t put it down.
Amanda
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edge of my seat, what is going on, how did this happen and what the???? All in one! I love this series and I am not surprised as I have enjoyed this author through a few series. Can't wait for the next one!
Josephine
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The drama twists can't wait to see where it goes.
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