Review: Revive by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted May 19th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 36 comments

Review: Revive by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Review: Revive by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Revive by Tracey Martin
Series: Redzone #1
Publisher: Samhain Publishing on May 19, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

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.

At A Glance

A great combo of suspense and action.

The Good

I think I needed that. I needed my blood pumping and brain tingling from all the conspiracy goodness.

We don’t know who Sophia is for sure, and neither does she. We are in the dark together. We get to discover everything as she does, and it’s one twisted tale.

Expect a lot of twists and turns. Sophia’s narration made this a fun read from beginning to end. There was never a dull moment. And each character made the story that much more interesting. Kyle, with his sweet, caring demeanor but obvious secrets. Fitzpatrick, and her extreme bitchiness on all levels. Sophia’s friends were all pretty amazing too.

I am so happy I got a chance to read Revive. It covered a lot of genres from suspense, thriller, and sci-fi. We also get an assassin vibe with a hint of government corruption.

The Bad

I wish there was more chase scenes. I feel like they ended too soon, and they were the best part!

The jumping back and forth between past and present got on my nerves. It made sense for the story but I can’t help how I felt.

The Snuggly

There is a bit of a love-triangle, but it didn’t bother me. This wasn’t about the romance, which was good. But it was there to keep things interesting.

Mostly kissing and stuff, fine for NA or YA.

Final Thoughts

Just a few complaints but overall, an amazing read. I really enjoyed myself the whole time. Very recommended.


“A good spy is constantly observing. They know their surroundings. Your surroundings are your camouflage and your arsenal.”

It’s a woman’s voice I hear in my head, but not the same one as before. That voice was young and makes me feel happy. This voice is deep and harsh. It makes my muscles tense. I don’t know who the speaker is, but the advice sounds like something I’ve heard a million times.

Well, four hundred and seventy-one times to be specific. Whatever. How do I know that?

About Tracey Martin

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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36 Responses to “Review: Revive by Tracey Martin (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Red Iza

    That catchy cover fits the atmosphere of the book, it seems 🙂 Great review, blood pumping is what I need !

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, this will put a dose of action in your day, that5’s for sure.

  2. Giselle

    This sounds like one exciting read! Sometimes a fast-paced mystery is just what you need 🙂 Glad you liked it, Jennifer!

  3. Kristin

    I’ve never heard of this book before but it sounds interesting. I was a little concerned when you said love triangle, since I hate those, but I like that it’s not the main focus of the story. Great review.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, not at all. It’s kind of complicated, but not overly annoying.

  4. Keionda@Keionda Hearts Books

    This sounds like a really good read. I’m glad the characters were so relatable for you. 🙂 Love triangles usually aren’t my thing so when I see them in the synopsis I tip toe FAR away from them. But I’m glad the one in this book didn’t bother you too much. 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      No, not at all. The love triangle actually made sense in this book.

  5. kimbacaffeinate

    Oh I hate when the suspense is building and we enter the climactic ending and you are all like wait…I want more. You have me curious despite the rushed ending Jennifer.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      The biggest thing was I wanted more chase scenes. Those were so fun.

  6. Jaclyn Canada

    You’ve definitely made it sound like a fun read. All the genre mixes you mentioned with the twists and turns and action would be great for me! Wonderful review 😀

  7. Christy

    Ooo this is the kind of read I need! I’ve been feeling so blah about reading lately, so I’m trying to pick books that will actually get my mind going.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      You need to read more action. Seriously. No more twisted romances!!! lol.

  8. Suzi Q, The Book Dame

    Love triangles don’t always bother me either. It is all about the way it’s handled and if it brings something to the story. I had not seen t his book before, but it looks like a good first in series. Thanks for the intro and review.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      This love triangle made perfect sense. Didn’t bother me at all.

  9. Annette

    This reminds me of another YA series, by Jennifer Rush, which I enjoyed very much. I’m glad you found a lot to like about this one sweetie!

  10. Olivia

    Ah how much I love the sound of this one! I have seen a lot of people loving it lately, and as well as that I like the idea of the suspense and action that gets the blood racing. It looks like you really wanted more of it as well!

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