Two Weeks' Notice (Revivalist #2)
by Rachel Caine
Publication: 25th July 2012
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age Appropriate: 16+
**Warning Contains Spoilers From The Previous Book In The Series**
After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, 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 Returne 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…
I've come to the conclusion that Rachel Caine can do no wrong when it comes to her writing and me!
So while I haven't read all of the series she has released, what I have read is absolutely fantastic, I'm a huge fan of her Morganville Vampires series and in no way thought that this series could ever be as good, but I was so wrong, and I'm certainly glad for that.
I love how easily Caine can go from Paranormal to Urban Fantasy and excel at both, a sign of a great writer.
It was a perfect day for a funeral.
Months have passed since the end of the last book and Bryn and Joe are still working at what is now known as Davis Funeral Home, she has started a support group for fellow Returne addicts and has moved in with Patrick.
After avoiding an attack by two men outside the funeral home one night Bryn is called in by the FBI to help on a case, but it's a trap and a bomb has been set to go off but not before she finds seven dead bodies and an encrypted thumb drive which contains videos of three Returne addicts being shot and burned alive, after investigating she also finds that there are a few missing as well and seeks out the answers to why this is all happening.
He'd love to recruit the two of you to his army of the walking dead, with all your ninja combat skills." "I'm not a ninja," Pat said. "Speak for yourself man." That earned Joe a poisonously angry glance from Pat.
Bryn is also still trying to find her sister Annie who was taken by Mercer in the previous book, and still trying to stay on the good side of Riley who is under pressure trying to keep the Returne addicts and the Pharmadene situation under wraps from the public.
"You're not going to forget it, are you, Joe?" "Which part? The two of you naked in bed? Bryn going hand-to hand naked? Because it's fairly memorable, my friend.
I love Joe he is so funny and the comments he comes out with always have me chuckling to myself, plus he's a great friend to both Patrick and Bryn.
"The good news is, probably no big deal for me to run a wire up your bra anymore, now that I've seen you naked."
"They said you'd been ambushed by two guys. Opinion was they were your garden-variety abducting serial killer types with a thing for hot blond funeral directors." "Excuse me?" "Which part of that did you object to? I hope not the 'hot blond.'"
I love that Bryn and Patrick are officially a couple but I never would have guessed at the twist with these two and I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped out of sheer "WHAT THE????"
And that ending, WHY????, I don't have the patience for the next book, you can't leave us with a revelation like that, which will definitely change the storyline, and can I say now EWWW!
A great book, great series now if only this series could be released as fast as the Morganville Vampires books seems to be and I'd be one extremely happy girl.
I give this 5/5.
A Big Thanks To Penguin Australia.