Saturday, November 7, 2015

When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey is a fast-paced sci-fi novel featuring a girl brought back from the dead.

Tegan died from a stray bullet at a political rally, and woke up a hundred years later. Her body had been frozen and donated to science, and now science has advanced far enough to make such feats of cryogenics possible. Tegan is part of a high-profile government project. She's told that discoveries related to her reawakening will be used to help wounded military, and as the daughter of a fallen serviceman, she's glad to be part of that effort. The problem is, Tegan isn't being told the truth about the project -- and when she goes poking around to learn more, she could put herself and the few new friends she's made in terrible danger.

This is a fast-paced story with a good balance of action and depth. Some readers may find the ending a little unsatisfactory, but it is the beginning of a series, so any dangling threads should be picked up in the next book.

(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)


  1. This sound similar to The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.

    1. Yes, that's a good read-alike suggestion for this book!