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Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Face Off: Revived

Last week we took a look at Cat Patrick's Forgotten, and this week we're taking a closer look at another of her books, Revived. I'm not going to lie, I'm quite partial to the US version, which, beyond being very pretty and the most polished (in my opinion), is also a fantastically meaningful cover - it's a lovely metaphor for a story about a girl who is continuously being brought back to life, and is sort of "seeing through the veil"...
But I can see arguments being made for the other covers, too, so below you'll find the US, ANZ and UK covers of Revived. Take a look, read over the synopsis if you're so inclined, and then tell us in the comments
Which one did it better?

It started with a bus crash.
Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.
Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, a new identity. The only constant in Daisy's life is constant change.
Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she's ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that's much larger--and more sinister--than she ever imagined.
From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick's Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

Last Week on FFO: As I stated above, we took a look at another of Cat Patrick's books, Forgotten.  Each got votes, and it was actually a pretty tight race, but in the end, people preferred the first and second covers most (which I find funny, as the first was what got the book added to my wishlist, and the second was the cover I bought!).
<---------- Winners ---------->


  1. I see what you mean about the significance of the US cover... But I'm so in love with the second one! I would probably hang that on my wall.

  2. I like the first and second covers a lot, but it sounds like the first (US) cover is the most apropos. The second cover is visually gripping (I got vertigo, looking at it) and would compel me to pick it up....but doesn't sound as applicable to the story, aside from providing an odd perspective.

  3. The second one gives me vertigo, too. X) And the third one looks too common; just another girl I'm apparently supposed to be able to pretend is me, just because we can't see her face. (I will never understand why that's such a popular idea. Just go ahead and let the character look like the character. We'll either relate to her on a deeper level, or we won't. But that's a rant for another time and place.)

    All that to say, I like the U.S. cover best. It's cool and stands out as an individual.

  4. Hmm, I quite like the ANZ cover because of it's unique positioning, but I have to agree with you that the US cover fits the story best. All of these covers give off very different vibes, but which one would I most likely pick up browsing in a bookstore? The US one.


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