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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Revived - Cat Patrick Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/1203 (4/30/12)So long as I don’t stop to think about it too hard, I like this book. A lot.It reads like a contemporary YA trying to jump into action/thriller/dystopian territory, but it never quite makes it. And that’s good. If it had tried harder, it would have been more difficult for me to suspend my disbelief and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it.All of the details about the drug Revive, the government-funded program behind it, and the man behind the curtain (nicknamed God) are scarce. We know it exists, but we don’t know how. We know very little about it, other than what fifteen year old Daisy knows. As it turns out, she doesn’t know much but she’s smart enough to figure a few things out.Things that lead to possible murder. Things that rock the foundation of her world.Hands down, my favorite aspect of the book was her budding relationship with Matt, second only to the friendship with Audrey. These two relationships were the focal point of the novel. The action was a side-note. I am glad of that, because it didn’t force me to look too hard for inconsistencies and lack of details – something I noticed once I was finished. Those details would have turned my 3 star rating into a 4 or 5 star rating. It was good – it just wasn’t great. I felt it lacked credibility.