Alive by Scott Sigler was a very interesting and futuristic science fiction book. I absolutely adored it and it weirdly opened my mind to different ideas and possibilities for the future that I hadn’t even thought about before. I checked this book out from my local library many months ago, so yes, it has been a while since I read it and I am just now doing a review. Shame on me. But, the reason for that is I have a review for the sequel coming tomorrow!
M. (or Em) wakes up in a cocoon with no idea of her past, who she is, where she’s from, or how she got into the tiny little space. When she finally breaks free of the coffin like womb, she realizes that there are others, some have already escaped and some seem to be still inside sleeping. When she finally arouses most of the other people from their cocoons, she realizes they all have strange symbols on them, including herself. Not only that, but everyone was born on the same exact day. Very strange. Now they must find the answers that they are looking for, so they leave the room that they are in. All they find once they exist the room is more confusion. They seem to be on some type of ship, with corridors and hallways, rooms and other things that simply lead to nothing. It’s like they are going around and around in a huge circle.
Eventually the team of confused teens finds another group of people, who they immediately dislike. Though they find they have little in common, they know that in order to figure out what is really going on, they must band together to figure out the answers. Eventually the two teams find out that the secrets that this ship is holding is so much more than they can wrap their minds around, and that they may have to fight the biggest fight for their lives.
I don’t want to give too much away, because you really need to read it in order to get the full effect of the big reveal at the end of this book, but it is not something I saw coming what so ever. It ends in a really great way, and I typically don’t reach for these types of books. I am glad I picked this one up though because it just, it really impressed me. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, and don’t forget to come back for my review of the sequel Alight.