Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Alight is the second installment in the YA sci-fi adventure trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler, hot on the heels of Alive.
Alight reveals to readers the further adventures of Em, Spingate, O’Malley, Bishop, and the other young heroes introduced in Alive. In Alive, Em fought to assert herself as leader and her friends tried to comprehend their own mysterious identity; now she must wrestle not with the challenge of winning power but the grave responsibility of having assumed it, and she and her friends must contend with a grim fact: the revelation of their identity is not an answer but another question—and one with terrifying implications.
I instantly could not get enough of the first book in this trilogy, Alive. Right after I finished the book I could not wait to read the next book in this trilogy, Alight. If you have not read the first book then you need to read it as this book is not meant to be read as a stand alone novel. Plus, you will appreciate it more if you read the first book. It was great to visit with everyone again and get a new scenery with a new planet and dangers. Not that I did not like the last place as the maze was intriguing. This trilogy does have a feel of The Maze Runner, Hunger Games, and Divergent series but in Mr. Sigler's style. Which I am a fan of. I have probably said it once before and will say it again, these books need to be produced into a movie series. My only downfall I had with this book is that while it is a very quick read, I found the intensity in the first half lacking with no kill or be killed mentality. Yet I can't wait to read the third book and see how the war wages on.