Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Am Alive Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

I Am Alive (I Am Alive #1)
Every girl dies - not every girl really lives.

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.




Author bio:
  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.



Review:
First line:
I am going to surprise you.
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 Format:
review ecopy received for tour
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Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
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Decca Tenderstone purposely got herself thrown into the Monster Show, a reality tv program very similar to that found in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, to save her friend Woo. In fact, a lot of qualities about this book were similar to The Hunger Games. A fight to the death on live tv, a controlling president, a love triangle between a tough girl, her childhood friend, and the guy she's been forced together with upon entrance to the games. The list goes on and on.

The only redeeming quality is that I like Decca. Her mood swings are interesting and I love her sarcasm. She is convinced that Woo deceived the Trickster into thinking that he was dead by not calling out "I AM ALIVE." She is determined to enter the games to save him. So she switches her iAm (kinda like an iPhone) with a predicted Monster's (somebody with a rank of less than 5) iAm. The predicted Monster gets a rating of eight and Decca gets declared a Monster and thrown into the games. Where she immediately starts to question her choice. But then she pulls through, pulls her head out of her butt, and becomes a strong heroine.

The enemy Xitler just didn't seem real enough, evil enough. He was kinda bland and I can't tell you exactly why, he just was.

So, If you're looking for a read very similar to The Hunger Games, I Am Alive is the perfect book for you.

Giveaway:
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