Author: Tracey Martin
Series: RedZone duology, book 1
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 210 pages, Ebook
Published: May 19th 2015 by Samhain Publishing
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
What the mind forgets, the heart remembers.
Alone in a train station bathroom, Sophia Hernandez has no memory of who she is or how she got there. All she’s certain of are three things: her college ID is a lie, bad people are coming for her, and no one can be trusted.
The only clue to her past is the fellow student who finds her. Although Sophia’s gut tells her Kyle is lying when he claims he can’t help her, his touch makes her heart race. Is it because of a red-hot natural attraction, or a missing memory of something far more dangerous?
As two mysterious, menacing men chase them from the station, Sophia’s memories return in frustrating fragments. So do deadly skills she didn’t know she had. In the next forty-eight hours, a loved one’s life will be on the line as she sifts through a mounting tangle of secrets and lies.
Including the most heart-wrenching secret of all. Not only isn’t she a normal college student, she isn’t even a normal human.
Warning: Contains one girl who is more than she seems, one boy who knows more than he’s telling, and enough twists to give you whiplash. Expect explosions of all kinds.
Revive was a pretty interesting take on the dystopia and the sci-fi genre filled with action and suspense throughout the entire book. It was an awsome ride and I throughly enjoyed it.
Sophia Hernandez finds herself in the washroom of a train station, she doesn’t remember the reason why she is here or with whom. She can’t remember any facts about herself. When Kyle, apparently a fellow student and her friend finds her she begins to remember bits and pieces. But she’s sure of one thing- bad people are coming and she has to escape no matter what but she doesn’t remember who’s her ally and who’s her enemy. She knows one thing, Kyle’s not entirely innocent as he is behaving but they have no time to argue as they run to save their lives. Sophia is confused, her heart tells she should believe him but can she trust Kyle or will that jeopardise her entire life?
Revive was action packed from the very beginning which I liked a lot. I was thrown into the chase as Sophia and Kyle ran for their lives. I like books dealing with amnesia and here it was pretty interesting to see how Sophia dealt with things when she couldn’t remember things exactly how and what they were. The chapters in this book alternates with the present and the flashbacks of the past which sometimes threw me off track and it felt a bit of a drag on. The plot was kind of similar to other dystopian novels, I could understand from the beginning that who were actually the bad guys and same goes for the plot twist, it was pretty easy to guess what was coming. But nonetheless, I found the concept of genetically engineered mutants very interesting and how things functioned in RedZone, i.e. the secret organisation where Sophia and her unit were brought up or rather created.
Sophia was a kickass character, I liked how she worked depending on her instincts and didn’t take a shit from anybody. Her unit was like her family, with whom she grew up with. (I soooo wish I could fight like her!) I liked her and Kyle together but I wanted to see more of them. I liked him, he was simple (apparently not) and sweet. And I liked the side characters as well, specially Sophia’s team members. I’m looking forward to see more of them in the next book. And that was an awsome hell of a team work they did towards the end of this book. The last 30% was pretty intense and I was glued to my screen!
Overall, Revive was a pretty good start to a series. I can’t wait to see what happens next and how they deal with it. Although the plot was similar like any other dystopian novel but I found the concept pretty interesting and the characters were awsome as well. The writing was smooth and easy to follow, although the continuous flashbacks bothered me a bit but the pace was fast throughout the book and I easily flew through the book. I’m pretty exited, can’t wait to read the next installment!
So guys have you read Revive yet? If yes how was your experience? Did it meet your expectations? Or are you planning to read it soon? Share your thoughts with me!