Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine

Posted August 15, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

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Review: Terminated by Rachel CaineTerminated by Rachel Caine
Series: Revivalist #3
Published by Roc on August 6th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC
Source: Author

Rating: A+
Already addicted to the pharmaceutical drug that keeps her body from decomposing, Bryn has to stop a secretive group of rich and powerful investors from eliminating the existing Returné addicts altogether. To ensure their plan to launch a new, military-grade strain of nanotech, the investors’ undead assassin—who just happens to be the ex-wife of Bryn’s lover Patrick—is on the hunt for anyone that stands in their way.

And while Bryn’s allies aren’t about to go down without a fight, the secret she’s been keeping threatens to put those closest to her in even more danger. Poised to become a monster that her own side—and her own lover—will have to trap and kill, Bryn needs to find the cure to have any hope of preserving the lives of her friends, and her own dwindling humanity…

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While I enjoyed books 1 & 2 they were a bit slower but Caine saved all the real action for the finale. WOW. Just WOW! Terminated is a fast paced, non-stop adrenaline rush from page one to the last page. Bryn and the gang didn’t get a minute’s rest.

Caine put Bryn through hell. From being blown up by an IED, hit by a semi truck, shot multi times, once in between the eyes and another in the heart by the man she loves to being burnt in a raging fire but it’s all in the life of Bryn 2.0. There’s even a part where Bryn guts herself in order to save herself and her friends. 

Bryn is no longer the mild-mannered ex-military gal working at a funeral home. She’s been killed more times than I can count and brought back by the drug Returne that reanimate the dead with nano-bot technology. But when we last saw Bryn in Two Week’s Notice she got an upgrade and she now has the constitution of the Terminator, or the Energizer Bunny. She just keeping going and going. And with the upgrade she no longer needs the daily shots for Returne to keep her from decomposing. Great news right? Well now she has another problem. Now she craves protein to keep those little nano-bots working. Protein as in bloody meat, either in the from of a rare steak or the nearest human. And the harder she is damaged the harder the hungry hits her.

The makers of Returne, Pharmadene is out of the picture. Now the group is working to find the new group response behind the upgraded program, the Fountain Group.   And with the new group, we are dealing with government conspiracies and off the grid ex-military and militia types that Bryn’s boyfriend, Patrick uses to get them to safety while leaving Bryn wondering who the man she loves really is. All the while being chased by Patrick’s cray cray ex-wife, Jane, who just happens to be just like Bryn… hard to kill. But Jane is a total psychopath.

Caine has woven a great story  where Urban Fantasy meets Science Fiction Thriller.


About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 45 novels to date, and many short stories, including fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction, mystery, thriller, and horror. Her notable series include The Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, Revivalist, Red Letter Days, and Outcast Season novels. She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her first short story was published in 1990, and her first novel in 1991.

After a long career in business (including working as an office manager, payroll manager, insurance investigator, web designer, graphic designer, and corporate communications executive) she began writing full time in 2009.

She and her husband, artist R. Cat Conrad, live and work in Fort Worth, Texas.

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