Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Book Shelf: Revive (Redzone #1) by Tracey Martin

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.

More info on Goodreads......


Revive by Tracey Martin is a mysterious and at times fast paced novel that will have you piecing the clues together and hankering to discover just who, and what, the heroine is. 

Imagine waking up in a train station bathroom with who memory of who you are, how you’ve gotten there or how you’ve lived your life? This is the reality for Sophia Hernandez, a supposed college student who wakes up with no recollection of her life or who she is. All she knows if that Sophia isn’t her name, her life at college is a lie and there are nefarious people after her, only she doesn’t know how she knows these three important details. Armed with her wits, instincts and surprising ability to hold her own, Sophia sets out to determine who she is, and alongside Kyle, a cute and charming friend, begins to unravel just how she’s spent her last few weeks and why she feels like she’s been lying to everyone she knows……

Revive is one of those books that starts out extremely promising and while it doesn’t necessarily blow your mind, remains an enjoyable read. Tracey Martin kicks off Revive wonderfully and had me eager to discover just who Sophia was and what had happened to her. Over the course of the story however Revive lost me at a few times, and then managed to have me extremely interested at others.

Told through Sophia’s eyes, Revive switches back and forth throughout different periods of Sophia’s life in recent times as she begins to get certain memories back. This was a tad confusing at times and I felt like I needed to work to keep the timeline together in my mind upon occasion. Don’t get me wrong—I was thrilled to see memories return to Sophia and can understand why Martin reveals things the way she does, but that didn’t make it can less confusing at times. 

I was impressed with the revelation of who and what Sophia was. I thought it was smart and interesting. When Sophia’s mission was eventually revealed I found myself eager to discover X’s identify although I do admit I had a fair idea who it was before they were eventually revealed so that wasn’t a big surprise. 

Martin’s writing style was solid and I genuinely liked Sophia. She grew and became a better person thanks to her time searching for X and I think Martin has set the storyline up nicely for the next novel. To my understanding Revive will be a part of a series and I’m actually interested to see what Sophia, Kyle and the rest of her friends will do next now that they’d made their big escape.

Although Revive didn’t blow me away, it managed to keep me interested enough to follow the whole story and I do care about the characters. Worth a read for its mystery and unknown alone, I look forward to seeing where Tracey Martin takes this series next.

Source: Sent for review by Xpresso Book Tours and the author (thank you ladies!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
My Recommendation: If you like mystery you might enjoy this.
Cover: I like the cover, it's quite cool and represents Sophia perfectly with how I picture her.
Will I read sequel/continue with series: I'm interested in seeing what happens yes, so probably yes......


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a freaky story. Memory loss stories are always so intriguing and being a big fan of mystery books - right up my alley! Glad you liked it, Rachel! :)


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