Friday, May 22, 2015

{Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway} Revive (Redzone #1) by Tracey Martin


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.

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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{Details} ebook. Published May 19th 2015 by Samhain Publishing. Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
{Rating}  4/5 - I really liked it!

A little bit sci-fi, a little bit action and a little bit mystery. It's hard to talk about the book without giving things away because the unfolding mystery is part of what makes it enjoyable but I'll do my best.

Right away I got in Sophia/not Sophia's head, feeling just as confused, desperate and afraid. I felt for Sophia/not Sophia. She knows things aren't right, she's not right, doesn't know who to trust, what to do, she just knows that someone is after her.

Things start to return to Sophia/not Sophia, not just memories but skills and knowledge that appear just when she needs it, surprising her - and Kyle, a boy she knows but doesn't remember. We see her memories return in the form of flashbacks - something I'm usually not a fan of - but it's a good way to reveal what's going on. We slowly learn who she is, and some bits of what happened as she struggles to cope with her new reality.

There's quite a bit of character development; she grows and changes a lot through the story as she decides who she is, what she believes and how far she'll go to do the right thing. I wasn't a big fan of her romance though, I never really felt a connection between them.

Revive wasn't un-putdownable but it was intriguing enough to keep me coming back to find out what happens next. I'm very intrigued with the characters and the whole concept of the Redzone world and eagerly await the next installment in the series.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $15 Amazon gift card, plus a signed copy of Revive (US only)
  • $15 Amazon gift card, plus an e-copy of Revive (INTL)
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  1. This sounds like a fun read and I love how you really get to experience it all with her. Glad you liked it! :)

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. I also like the cover!
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  3. It sounds exciting!! Thanks for a chance.

  4. I really like the cover for this book. It looks great and the book sounds good too :)