Friday, March 8, 2013

Xpresso Tour - Review of I Am Alive, by Cameron Jace

I Am Alive by Cameron Jace
Series: I Am Alive #1
Publication: May 23rd, 2012
Genre: YA Dystopian
Author Note: starting 12/1/2012 this is a newly professionally edited version

Sixteen-year-old Decca Tenderstone feels captivated when she meets gorgeous and reckless Leo, who is arrogant, silent, beautiful, and shoots almost every one he meets.

the usual boring girl meets badboy story... hmm... with a twist ...

They live in a dystopian future in Los Angeles where every sixteen-year-old is ranked on a scale from one to ten to determine their future. Outranks, who are considered a danger to society, are forced to attend the Monster Show, a brutal sacrificing ritual that is broadcasted worldwide on live TV, where rebellious teens are labelled Bad Kidz or Monsters and get to fight for their lives in deadly games.

To prove that you're still alive you have to scream I Am Alive every six hours. Lower your voice, and you're dead.

Deccaa doesn't need Leo's company. She has a secret of her own. While they both can't stand each other, she will find out why she doesn't fit into any rank.

Nothing will stand in her way as she has to make choices concerning love, life, staying alive, growing up, and finding out who she really is.

Follow the tour here!

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.*

I was a bit skeptical about whether or not I was going to like this book when I originally said that I would do this tour....but I LOVED IT!

I am Alive is an awesome Dystopian YA book.  It is packed full of action, thrilling and very intense.  It grabbed me from the very first page and had it not been for my son I would have sat around and read it all in one sitting.  

I have yet to read 'The Hunger Games' but I know enough about it to know that this book follows in it's footsteps.  I normally am not a big fan of dystopian novels...but Cameron Jace has got me hooked!

The story line was easy to follow, the world building was very strong, and the characters were easy to fall in love with.  There are some unpredictable twists and turns in this novel, which I always LOVE!  

The ending left me wanting more.  Thankfully, a second book should be following shortly.  I am definitely anxiously awaiting this next one!!

If you enjoy an action packed, dystopian novel then you should absolutely, without a doubt check this one out.


Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters      I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales.      I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.

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