A girl wakes up. She is strapped down in a dark box. Why is she in this coffin? She doesn’t know. She doesn’t even know her own name.

“My past is a vague whisper, shades and hints of events that might have actually happened, or might have been a dream.”

One thing is sure; she is alive to pursue the answers.

Why is this on our bookshelf?

Alive is a suspenseful page-turner with a sci-fi undertone that is brilliantly well-written. If you’ve ever been glued to a videogame to see how the story unfolds next, you’ll obsessively turn pages all the way to the end.

Rating (5 stars)

The quality that makes Alive so extraordinary is the suspenseful unfolding of the mysterious circumstances.

Every puzzle solved brings new questions and with each page, each unsettling clue, the story gets stranger and more exciting.

Needless to say, the book is a fast-paced read as curiosity will stop most readers from ever setting the book down. Author Sigler deftly creates space in the plot for character development, but brief moments of stillness are filled with eerie uncertainty.

At its conclusion, the book deftly wraps up the primary questions, satisfying readers, but leaves a few small mysteries remaining for subsequent books.

I refuse to say more— you can only read it for the first time once.