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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Terminated by Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine never ceases to entertain me and this third book of her Revivialist series is no exception. It begins exactly where the previous book ended, with non-stop action and intrigue. Bryn and her gang friends are on the run, avoiding death and bullets from the Fontain Group, the group responsible for backing most of the funding for the creation of Returné, the drug that allows its users to more or less live forever.

Right from the beginning of this series, I simply fell for Rachel Caine's take on zombies. I mean these aren't your typical flesh eating zombies. Ok, so some are known to crave raw meat, but not to the point of becoming mindless feeding drones. They are free thinking beings with the ability of regenerating their bodies with the help of nanites, the real genius behind the drug Returné. The people "infected" with the nanites could be classified as dead because without them, they wouldn't be alive. Rachel Caine redefines what it means to be a zombie in this book, explaining it with science and technology. I'm a big science geek so this series holds a lot of appeal because of all these little scintific details. I love it because the author actual takes the time to explain how the zombie came to be, and it's not left to some mysterious virus or what not.

What really holds this story together is the quirky and original characters. Bryn is a strong female lead and despite her raw meat eating tendencies, she's definitely someone I would like to have around. Her quick thinking abilities make her a good partner to be on the run with, and her humour and sarcasm would simply make the adventure a fun one. Patrick, her sometimes lover is not present a lot in the first part of the book so when they come across each other once again, I was really happy because their complicated relationship is the type of relationship you love to read about. Especially when one of the people hunting them down happens to be Patrick's crazy ex-wife. Other major forces behind hunting down Bryn and her group of allies are an unknown bunch of financial backers. Not much is known about these mysterious antagonists. I think that's what makes it so frustrating, not knowing who Bryn is fighting except a group called the Fontain Group.

TERMINATED is a great way to finish a trilogy with a bang. Actually, I'm assuming it's the last book of the series, but if it's not, I would be really glad to read more about Bryn and company. You definitely don't want to miss this book of intruigue, action and will to survive. You'll never see zombies the same way again!

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. I've only read the first book in the series, so need to catch up! Love the whole premise of this series, so glad to hear that it's still going strong! Thanks for a great review!