Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: I Am Alive by Cameron Jace

Title: I Am Alive
Author: Cameron Jace
Series: I Am Alive #1
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Format: eBook, 267 pages
Genre: YA, dystopia, sci-fi
Source: blog tour
Every girl dies - not every girl really lives.

Sixteen-year-old Decca Tenderstone feels captivated when she meets 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.

Decca doesn't need Leo's company. She has secrets 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.

Cameron Jace
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.

Find Cameron Jace: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Buy I Am Alive: Amazon

I Am Alive is a dystopic YA novel, full of action and intrigue. It opens up the story by introducing our protagonist, Decca, and the world around her, where everyone is ranked at age sixteen from one to ten. If you're anywhere between five and nine, you're considered worthy to be part of the society, whether as a lowly laborer or as an envied Nine with basically limitless choices in life. Tens, while they're included in the ranking system, are little more than myths. Those who don't make five are subjected to a game called Monster Show, something quite similar to the Hunger Games. If they come out, they come out ranked.

Firstly, I'd like to applaud Cameron Jace's wonderful idea that kept the story going, even though there were some eerie similarities to The Hunger Games. It had a fast-paced plot and that extra spark in the book to make me feel as if I wanted to bulldoze through the story.

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