Book Review

by Rachel Caine

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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The second novel in the Revivalist series, Two Weeks’ Notice features an entirely fresh take on zombies. It manages to include pharmaceutical conspiracies, FBI involvement and the dead coming back to life with drugs, while still feeling rooted in reality. Layered characters and well-interspersed action scenes make the story exhilarating and engrossing. Finally, the ending is both a satisfactory conclusion to this book, but also an excellent cliffhanger that will have you impatiently waiting for the next title in the series.

Bryn Davis is a zombie — of sorts. She was killed, then brought back to life with the drug Returné, and now must take doses of the drug daily to ward off decomposition and a second death. Of course, the government has no intention of letting their experiment go public. So when other Returné dependents start going missing, Bryn must figure out if it’s at the hands of the government, Pharmadene (the pharmaceutical company that created Returné), or someone else … before she disappears, too. (ROC, Aug., 320 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Leah Hansen

Publisher: ROC

Published: August 2012

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Two Weeks' Notice

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 12:35pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Michelle M:

Bryn Davis is now working with the FBI after they said they would provide her with Returne so that she will not "die". If at anytime she doesn't get her daily supply of the drug she knows that she will die a slow death full of decay and decomposition. Bryn also can be retained by the FBI at any time they feel fit to bring her in on a job. At this time her life is going great, she has a good job, great boyfriend and a cute bulldog that adores her. Bryn also is the head of a support group for the Returne victims and that is where things start to change. Support group members disappear, Bryn is still looking for her sister as well as keeping her relationship going with Patrick McCallister.

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this series but then I read and got pulled into Working Stiff and couldn't wait to read Two Weeks' Notice and this book pulled me in the same way. There is so much action and adventure this book keeps you wanting more so that you can see what will happen next. I found myself wanting to chew my nails not only because of the action but in between reading so that I could get back to it! Rachel Caine puts a new spin on a Zombie like story line that totally keeps you engrossed while in some parts you can't believe that somethings were actually happening. I can't wait until the next book comes out so that we can continue the Bryn Davis story and find out what she will get into next!

LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer gives Two Weeks' Notice 4 Skulls.