Alive

alive

I received this book from Random House Publishing Group – Del Rey Spectra in exchange for an honest review.

I started this book a few weeks ago, then life happened.  My sister had a baby, then she got sick and so between hospital time and the general stuff I do when I’m visiting home after a year overseas I got bogged down.  Enter a week out in the woods camping and I picked this back up.  I immediately regretted not powering through it.  What a read it was!

Scott Sigler is an author who had been unknown to me until I read this book.  I have quickly begun to think of him as some kind of literary sleeping giant.  I went in with no idea what this book was about, having read no reviews, nothing.  I was STILL shocked.  This book is almost impossible to review.  Impossible because at the end the author included a note asking readers to keep the plot to ourselves.  I can’t even really share my thoughts without betraying the plot.

A girl wakes up in a coffin.  She remembers nothing, not even her name.  Her mind is a sieve, memories just scraps of images and voices she can’t place.

I don’t remember who I am or what I was, but in my heart I know nothing I did before could possibly make me feel this alive.

She’s not alone.  Things are not alright.  She needs to do something…

That voice in my head stirs, the one that says crying doesn’t fix anything, the one that told me to always attack.  It’s a man’s voice, swirling up from somewhere in my hidden memories.  It says, choices have consequences.  The voice is right.

Read this book.  Tell your friends to read this book.

4 stars.

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