United States of America
| 3.7/5 |
14 July 2015
Science Fiction, Dystopia
| Print (Hardcover, e-book,) audiobook|
Works by Scott Sigler, Science Fiction books
Alive is a 2015 dystopian young adult novel by American author Scott Sigler and the first book in the Generations Trilogy. The book was first published in hardback, e-book, and audiobook format on July 14, 2015 through Del Rey. The second book in the series, Alight, released on April 6, 2016.
Alive (Sigler novel) Wikipedia
M. Savage is a teenage girl that awakes to find that she's been placed in a coffin. She has no memory of how she got there or even to her own identity and upon exploration she finds that she's not alone, as several other teenagers have awoken with similar issues with memory loss. One of their only clues to their identity are strange markings on their foreheads and names on their coffins. As the teenagers explore they find that they're not alone and that something is out to get them. Their only option is to continue to flee until they can figure out exactly what their assailants want and how they can best fight them and survive.
Critical reception for Alive has been mostly positive. Publishers Weekly wrote a mixed review, criticizing the book for shifting too quickly into science fiction while praising Sigler for the "burgeoning love triangle between single-circle Em, half-dark circle O'Malley, and circle-star Bishop" and "Em's tortured consciousness over her "savage" self." Entertainment Weekly was more positive in their review, as they felt that "The suspenseful first installment in Sigler’s Generations trilogy lives up to its hype, packing plenty of thrills into its 300-plus pages."
Kirkus Reviews wrote "Sure to win Sigler younger fans, this is the first book of a new trilogy. Em and her group of teenagers end up in an interesting place, creating plenty of energy for Book 2." while Common Sense Media found "From its claustrophobic opening to its crackerjack action climax, this thriller will keep readers guessing right to the end."
On Wednesday, July 15, 2016, it was announced that Alive made #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list in the Young Adult E-Book category.