In Alive, Scott Sigler introduced readers to an unforgettable young heroine and a mysterious new world reminiscent of those of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising. Now he expands his singular vision in the next thrilling novel of this powerful sci-fi adventure series.
“If it’s war they want, they messed with the wrong girl.”
M. Savage—or Em, as she is called—has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender—and, by any means, to survive.
The planet Omeyocan may be the sanctuary Em and her comrades seek. But the planet for which they were created turns out not to be a pristine, virgin world. Vestiges of a lost civilization testify to a horrifying past that may yet repeat itself. And when a new enemy creeps from the jungle shadows, Em and her young refugees learn there’s nowhere left to run. They face a simple choice: fight or die.
In the midst of this desperate struggle, their unity is compromised from within—and a dangerous zealot devoted to a bloodthirsty god moves to usurp Em’s command, threatening to lead them all down a path to violent doom.
Praise for Scott Sigler’s Alive
“Suspenseful . . . [Alive] lives up to its hype, packing plenty of thrills. . . . A page-turner that whets the appetite for volume 2.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Fascinating and intriguing . . . a cross between Lord of the Flies and The Maze Runner and yet . . . so much more.”—Fresh Fiction
“A ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel.”—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising
“Unstoppable and real, M. Savage is one hell of a heroine. Get ready to be left breathless.”—Kristin Cast, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series
“Sigler has created a wonderful and engrossing character in M. Savage. Strong and smart, but with the naïveté and misgivings of any teenage girl, she’s someone you’ll definitely want on your side when s**t hits the fan, which it most certainly does.”—Veronica Belmont, host of Sword & Laser
“The puzzle unfolds masterfully, right down to the last page.”—Phil Plait, PhD, author of Bad Astronomy
About the Author
Scott Sigler is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels—including Alive and Alight—six novellas, and dozens of short stories. He is also the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his YA Galactic Football League series. He lives in San Diego.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just finished awake and alight. Now i must patiently wait for the last book. Great reads you wont be disapointed
Alive was everything I've come to expect from Scott Sigler & more. Alight takes all that to the next level. I can't wait for Alone!
As good as it gets...Just read it!
They had me at Hunger Games. It was also similar to Maze Runner. As I read my mind was conjuring up creatures from Avatar. The story line is amazingly creative. It was so engaging I could not put it down. The main character’s self-talk was somewhat cheesy at times. But I realized the necessity to convey the emotions and thoughts. Excellent story. I highly recommend this trilogy.
A must read ! You'll be shocked continuously!
I just finished Alight, and am still reeling a bit from that Epilogue! I need Alone now! Wow! Alight picks up right where Alive ends with Em, Bishop, O'Malley, Spingate and the rest of the gang learning to cope with who they are, who each other is, and how to provide for their survival as they explore their surroundings. Sigler does a great job subletly reminding the reader who everyone is that I felt no need to reread Alive first as a refresher (which IS refreshing!). I'm one of those who almost always has to reread the first books before reading a sequel if it's been over 6 months, so thanks for that, Scott! The reveals and twists of this series are kind of amazing, and I was constantly sitting up and exclaiming out loud at yet another unique facet of this story. I love to be surprised and Sigler is VERY good at that! I really don't want to give anything away as the biggest treat of both Alive and Alight are the *mouth hanging open* discoveries made along the way! So many questions are answered in Alight... But... Now I have so many more new questions that have to wait for Alone before they can be answered! I Can Not Wait!! Thanks to NetGalley and Del Rey Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved this so much that I have since purchased the hardcopy to add to my personal library.
What a fantastic followup to Alive, the first book in this series! The author uses a nice technique for reminding the reader what happened in that book - something I appreciated. Again, the group finds themselves in unfamiliar territory - this time a new planet where they face one obstacle after another, be it people or situations. This author really knows how to put his characters through the wringer using conflict and that's one of the reasons this series is so compelling. The cast of supporting characters is diverse and enjoyable, but Em, the MC, is probably my least favorite. I kept getting whiplash from her rapidly changing emotions - sound decision-making to paranoia over others scheming to undermine her leadership, being sure of her feelings for one character, then all but forgetting about him when she was with another. I think that's just a personal thing for me, though. Some new characters were introduced and others didn't make it through this alive, but you know I don't do spoilers. With the "What the *#$@?" moment at the end, the next book looks to be just as exciting as this one. I can't wait. I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.