: Scott SiglerRelease Date
: July 14, 2015Publisher
: Del ReySource
: ebook provided by the publisher via NetGalley
A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes her own confinement – and finds she’s not alone. She frees the others in the room and leads them into a corridor filled with the remains of a war long past. The farther these survivors travel, the worse are the horrors they confront. And as they slowly come to understand what this prison is, they realize that the worst and strangest possibilities they could have imagined don’t even come close to the truth. (Goodreads)
Alive grabs your attention from the very first page with a young girl waking up on her twelfth birthday….in a coffin! Unable to move due to restraints on her wrists, ankles and hips, she struggles to break free and stop whatever is biting her neck. Talk about grabbing the reader by the neck from the very first page! I was immediately hooked!
After freeing herself, she finds herself in a room with several other coffins. M. Savage is written on the end of her coffin, so she assumes that is her name. To her surprise, Em wasn’t the only one trapped and there are five others. Six survivors out of twelve coffins, with no one else in sight.
All of them think it’s the morning of their twelfth birthday, but look much older physically. Where are they, who trapped them in the coffins, and more importantly, why can’t they remember their own names? Curiouser and curiouser!
Elected by the others as leader of their small group, Em decides to find out what’s beyond their room instead of waiting to be rescued. The first order of business is figuring out how to get out of the room. And so begins a fascinating adventure!
This book reminded me a little of The Maze Runner with the set up of young people trapped in a strange location with no idea how or why they’re there, but it’s definitely its own story!
Really enjoyed the book! It had an interesting premise, good characters, was very well written, and took a couple of left turns I never anticipated. If you’re looking for a good read, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Alive!
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