About the Book
Author: Scott Sigler
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian
Number of Pages: 368
Publisher: Del Rey (Random House)
Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Summary: “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.
Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.
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About the Author
In 2005, Scott built a large online following by releasing his audiobooks as serialized podcasts. A decade later, he still gives his stories away -- for free -- every Sunday at scottsigler.com. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over thirty-five million individual episodes. He has been covered in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, io9, Wired, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria.
Scott is the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League YA series. He lives in San Diego, CA, with his wee little dog Reesie.
A young girl awakens frightened and alone, fighting to free herself from her tomb. However, once free she realizes she is still alone with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. It doesn't take long for her to discover more tomb like boxes with others trapped inside. After freeing the others, she leads them from the room in hopes of escaping this nightmare, but are they ready for the horrors that await them.
Incredibly well written, Alive is a gripping page-turner that pulled me with just the first sentence, "A stabbing pain jolts me awake." I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end and found the book difficult to put down. The author has a gift for creating a believable world where the unthinkable is possible. The characters are vibrant and alive and my connection with them was instantaneous. I felt their fear and celebrated their successes, no matter how minor. I was absolutely absorbed within the pages of this book.
Alive is an amazing read and I highly recommend picking up a copy.