Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reader Recs: Alive by Scott Sigler

Alive (The Generations Trilogy)

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Del Rey ()
ISBN-13: 978-0553393125
Kindle: 2329 KB
Publisher: Del Rey (July 14, 2015)
ASIN: B00O02877W
Available on Amazon

When You Wake Up in A Coffin With No Memory

Kid the Older just finished this and the second book, Alight, in a couple of days, so I asked her opinion. She says it is an exciting YA Science Fiction thriller with a lot of twists and surprises. Because of all the twists, it's hard for her to describe it without spoilers, but she did say it is about survival and that the bad guys are the older people (from which I gather it's some kind of Logan's Run or Maze Runner set-up.) She definitely enjoyed both books and is looking forward to the third book, Alone, which comes out next year, I think.

I've not read anything by this writer before, but the Kid says the writing is in first person (typical of YA) and is does not get in the way of the story. Her only complaint is that she did not like how the second book ended.

From the blurb:

“I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid.”

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers.

She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another.

Sounds like a good summer read - possibly while standing in the TSA line. What good books have you read lately?

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