Monday, April 10, 2017

Book Review: Alone by Scott Sigler

Final book in The Generations Trilogy, it was definitely one of the books that I really wanted to read this year and when I saw it at NetGalley and then I got approved to read it early, Oh My I was sooo happy.  Thank you NetGalley :)

If you haven't read this trilogy yet, here are the reviews to the first two books: Alive book 1 and Alight book 2.  Now, let's jump to the review of the final book:

Alone by Scott Sigler


From GoodReads:
Pawns in a millennia-old struggle, the young people known only as the Birthday Children were genetically engineered to survive on the planet Omeyocan-but they were never meant to live there.  They were made to be "overwritten," their minds wiped and replaced by the consciousness of the monsters who created them.

Em changed all of that.

She unified her people and led a revolt against their creators.  Em and her friends escaped an ancient ghost ship and fled to Omeyocan.  They thought they would find an uninhabited paradise.  Instead, they found the ruins of a massive city long since swallowed by the jungle.  And they weren't alone.  The Birthday Children fought for survival against the elements, jungle wildlife, the "Grownups" who created them...and, as evil corrupted their numbers, even against themselves.

With these opponents finally defeated, Em and her people realized that more threats were coming, traveling from across the universe to lay claim to their planet.  The Birthday Children have prepared as best they can against this alien armada.  Now, as the first ship reach orbit around Omeyocan, the final battle for the planet begins.

The first couple books was all about finding out about themselves and about finding a place to survive and on book two they had to find this alien race that had already claim Omeyocan for themselves.  And they did it but at the end of book two Em and their friends realize that the fight was far from over yet.  Because more alien races were coming to claim their home and the "Grownups" were among the aliens too, so they had to find out why all those ships were coming to Omeyocan, why this place was calling them and if it was worth it fighting for it.  And that's pretty much what this book is about, Em and her friends finally find out the reason behind Omeyocan and why all those ships were coming to claim it too and why so many races got a "call" and the desire to fight and kill for it.
And Em together with her friends also find out more about the Grownups and the ship they escaped and I'm not going to say much about it but that part of the book was probably my favorite.

So, overall 4.5 was still a very different book, totally different from anything I have read of course.  Lots of action, like I like in a book, you learn lots of new things but the author knew to wrap up everything nicely, every nicely.  Do I agree with how everything ended up?  Heck no, I'm mad how somethings ended but I do see why he finished it this way and Ok, I'll forgive him, but Em ending that way?  AH...I'm still upset about it.  And if you want to find out how Em ended?  Go and read it.