Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Review: Alive

AliveAlive by Scott Sigler
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley review copy

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 each other.

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.

I didn't like this one at all. I am not a fan of the books where you have to wait until the very end to get any answers, and then even then you don't get all the answers.

The main character was not even a little bit likable. But for some reason they all elected her as their leader. She wasn't the smartest, the most physically strong, or even the most socially adept. There was just nothing about her that would make other people follow her, except for that she decided she should be the leader.

This is not one I'd recommend at all, I'm sorry to say.

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