SciFi Book Review: Terminated

Terminated by Rachel Caine

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.

Rachel Caine concludes the Revivalist series with this third novel. And I was a bit disappointed to see it end. I love the characters and story. This final novel picks up with Bryn and her friends on the run from Patrick’s crazy ex. Meanwhile, Bryn has received the Returné upgrade and is a danger to everyone around her, as she craves meat – fighting against a zombie-like nature. In Terminated, the mystery, intrigue, and adventure ramps up with a few surprises along the way. Along with a betrayal I didn’t see coming. Extremely fast-paced and action-packed, the series ends with an exciting and satisfying finish.