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ALV-HC-680If Science-fiction authors keep this up my favorite genre of book will change soon.

Scott Sigler’s Alive is likely to take over your life for a day or two and then leave you counting down the days to it’s sequel. (Which, by the way, is obviously not soon enough)

When she wakes up in a coffin Em doesn’t remember her name or much else for that matter. She knows that today is her 12th birthday and that waking up in a coffin was not how she wanted to spend it. Her body is all wrong and the other kids are waking up. Elected their reluctant leader, Em needs to find food, water and a way out.

These pre-teens trapped in grown bodies must deal with knowing things they can’t explain while not knowing things that they should, markings on their foreheads that label them as different, working together to survive, impending death. It’s more than I think most adults could handle but the way they cope and learn is still believable.

I most definitely want to say more but I don’t want to spoil anything. If you love Science fiction, then you should definitely buy this. If you are thinking about trying science fiction, then you should try this. If you’re not a fan of science fiction, you should still give this a try. Basically, I think you should give this book and this author a shot.

Rating:5 out of 5 quills. I wanted to come back to this blog on a good note.

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