“Adrenaline pumping, heart pounding adventure from the first page to the last. Unstoppable and real, M. Savage is one hell of a heroine. Get ready to be left breathless.”
Kristin Cast, New York Times best-selling author of AMBER SMOKE and the HOUSE OF NIGHT series.
“I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid.”
As the caterpillar is to the butterfly, the child is to the adult; the latter can not exist unless the former ceases to be. A teenage girl awakens trapped in a coffin, the chrysalis meant to usher in her personal spiritual transformation, but something has gone wrong with this ancient ritual — she doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. Other than her name, Em Savage, she has zero knowledge of her past. Fighting her way free brings little relief — she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified teenage survivors. Beyond their crypt lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers.
Scott Sigler’s brutal, visceral tale of lost innocence takes place in a post-racial, post-gender culture left behind by an ultra-conservative sect. When societal norms are unknown, how does class stratification manifest itself? ALIVE explores critical questions regarding the nature of youth, of adulthood and what it means to be trapped between the two.