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Monday, 18 May 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Revive by Tracey Martin

Book & Author details:

Revive by Tracey Martin 
(Redzone #1)
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: May 19th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller


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.


4 out of 5 (very good)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

This book is a Young Adult, sort of Science Fiction, Contemporary novel that all revolves around a nineteen-year-old girl called Sophia... doesn't it?! This story is told in the first person, present tense, which might put some people off but if you can get past that, then this is an intriguing and suspenseful tale where you learn about what is happening at the same time as the main character.

It is an intriguing tale that constantly twists and turns and is full of action. Learning about Sophia, at the same time, as Sophia makes for an amazing read as she tries to comprehend who she was and who she is. There is a hint of romance and also of a love triangle but this doesn't really detract from the story.

If I had one suggestion for this book, it would be to make Sophia's memory flashbacks easier to distinguish. Sometimes it just seemed to flip from 'here' to 'then' with just the change of a paragraph. Apart from that, this is a well-written and fast-paced story that comes to a satisfying conclusion whilst at the same time will leave you wanting more.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this Redzone series. Definitely recommended.


$15 Amazon gift card, plus a signed copy of Revive (US only)

$15 Amazon gift card, plus an e-copy of Revive (INTL)


Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.

She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets. You can find her online at

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Tour Organised By: Xpresso Book Tours


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Merissa! :)

  2. "Revive" sounds cool! And that cover is so beautiful and edgy. :) Definitely want to read.