Book Review: Two Weeks' Notice by: Rachel Caine

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Roc

Publish Date: August 7, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: In  New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s “thrilling”* Revivalist series, Bryn Davis finds out that making a living can be rough if you’re already dead...

After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returné
, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife—with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention of keeping a tight lid on Pharmadene’s life-altering discovery, no matter the cost. Thankfully, some things have changed for the better; her job at the rechristened Davis Funeral Home is keeping her busy and her fragile romance with Patrick McCallister is blossoming—thanks in part to their combined efforts in forming a support group for ReturnĂ© addicts. But when some of the group members suddenly disappear, Bryn wonders if the government is methodically removing a threat to their security, or if some unknown enemy has decided to run the zombies into the ground…

Review: ‘Two Weeks’ Notice’ is the second book in Ms. Caine’s new “The Revivalist” series. Bryn Davis has lived (and died) through so much in her young life. Picking up the pieces after the events in ‘Working Stiff’, Bryn now runs the funeral home where she worked, has started a support group for other Revived people, is working on her relationship with Patrick McCallister, and is still searching for her sister. Of course, she also needs her ReturnĂ© injections to keep ‘living’. Everything was working smoothly until she received a visit from Agent Reilly of the FBI who wants her to do some digging the FBI can’t through the proper channels. Unfortunately, this brings Bryn to the attention of another player in the Revivalist game.

While at times Bryn can appear to be cold and disconnected, she’s had to keep her life compartmentalized for so long it takes her a while to open up. Don’t let this stop you from picking up “The Revivalist” series – Bryn and the other characters are complex and they just suck you into their world completely. Bryn has now come out of her shell quite a bit by the time ‘Two Weeks’ Notice’ starts and is starting to build friendships and explore her relationship with Patrick McCallister. While the good guys have their own checkered pasts, the antagonists are truly and magnificently evil, which I loved. I also enjoyed the twists, turns, and upheavals throughout the book. Ms. Caine has been one of my favorite writers for a long time and this series is shaping up to be her best! Enriched with strong characters and a solid, but sordid plot, ‘Two Weeks’ Notice’ is even better than the first book, ‘Working Stiff’. The intensity of ‘Two Weeks’ Notice’  will grab hold of you and keep you locked in for a roller coaster ride where you won’t see the twists and turns coming up ahead for the characters. I am eagerly anticipating book 3 after the thrills and creepy surprises from this book, plus a truly outrageous cliffhanger!

The Revivalist Series: Working Stiff (1), Two Weeks' Notice (2), Terminated (3)


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