Reviver by Seth Patrick Book Review

Reviver BCI don’t usually read horror, but my cousin was in town and she loves the genre. So we downloaded the audio book from the library (love my library!) and played it on the road on our way to Thanksgiving dinner. I was hooked.

Reviver by Seth Patrick begins with Jonah Miller performing a revival. This is not the kind of revival we usually think of. In Jonah’s world, there are people who can revive the dead for only a few moments. There are two main reasons to do this: 1) the dead are revived to say good-bye to loved ones, and 2) the dead are revived to name their killer. Jonah’s job is to ask the murdered dead about their deaths and try to get information on their killer. Everything is routine until Jonah’s most recent revival. When the dead woman Jonah revives speaks to him in a voice he knows is not her own, he realizes there is something in the darkness beyond death and it’s watching him.

After a famous writer is murdered, Jonah becomes involved deeper than he intended in the case. He is just an information gatherer, but the murdered writer wants Jonah to investigate and he won’t get out of Jonah’s head until he does.

I enjoyed the mystery of this book. The reader learns and discovers clues with Jonah which is engaging. The speaker did a good job with conveying the intensity of the prose. He also made it entertaining by performing accents for the different characters. I liked the secondary character Never who is Jonah’s sounding board and the person who keeps Jonah “sane.”

This alternate world where the dead can speak again one last time is explained well. At the open of the story, the “science” of revival is still quite new. The author does well showing the pros and cons and the evolution of revival.

The book tipped a bit too far into the supernatural toward the end where the final scenes were overly orchestrated. I liked the mystery of the book, but the mysticism and the still relative newness of the concept of revival within the plot was a little heavy. I didn’t know that it was a trilogy when I started listening. So I suppose all things will be revealed by the end.

Rating 4/5

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After covertly implanting a nanochip into the newly elected U.S. President, Maxwell Charles detects a glitch in the device. What was intended to be a simple electronic connection manifests into a psychic link between Maxwell and the head of state.

Maxwell soon finds himself wondering whose face he will see in the mirror the next time he looks. Can the president see him too? Is he being influenced by the subject of his own invention?

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I’m an Indie author and publisher who also writes young adult and fantasy/science fiction.

I have many more manuscripts in edits since I found out how cool it is to publish independently. I’m mainly drawn young adult fantasy, magic, and science fiction; although, I’m open to reading other genres just as long as it has a good premise and plot. I like writing reviews and discussing book and movie plots and characters with other readers.

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CounterCharm Countercharm

Sydnie Knight never knew how much her life would change when her mother sent her to Seattle to stay with her aunt. After a series of dreamlike visions, bizarre behavior, and a near-fatal drowning accident, who can she trust when she finds out her mother is missing and everyone seems to think she’s gone crazy? Including herself.

 

 

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After Sydnie Knight called on the stars to destroy the man who terrorized her family, things should have returned to normal. But as dreams reveal that he may have survived, her only hope against the evil energy threatening to consume her is to find her father. Can Sydnie change the horrible visions of her future, or will unlimited power seduce her and destroy any hope of reuniting her family?

 

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When the Matchmaker denies Gwen and Elliot’s request to marry, Gwen embarks on a relentless journey to find out why. Her search for answers may lead to a darker future for all of Humankind-a future made darker still as Gwen realizes that she may lose Elliot forever.