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