I Am Alive (I Am Alive #1)
I am not my sleeping problems.
I am not my stress.
I am not my fears.
I am not how I look like.
I am the very essence of me.
I am my will.
I am my passion.
I am my beliefs.
I am how much I can give and receive love.
I am infinite and possible. I am my soul.
My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers a ...more
First of all, I gave this book 5 stars because of reasons I'll tell later.
And if you hate when books are too similar to Hunger Games or Divergent - just pass by. "I Am Alive" is not a plagiarism, no, it's just the stories are similar to each other in some kind of weird way.
Let's begin. Sixteen y/o Decca Tenderstone lived all her life with the knowledge that she is a pre-Monster, because IAm said that. IAm ...more
Unfortunately, I was wrong. The writing is terrible. The cliches in the 'society' are even more-so. A leader named Zitler? Really? Pretty dang ...more
"It suddenly hits me. I press the red button on my iAm and scream:
I. AM. ALIVE.
If you liked 'The Hunger Games' or 'Divergent' then you'll like this!
It reminded me a lot of them.
Decca lives in a world dictated by ranks and numbers. If your ranked as a 7,8 or 9 your considered normal, popular and are given a good quality of life, the higher the ranking the more beautiful the person is- no one has ever gotten a 10. They are non existent. If your a 6 your entered in the guard (army) and I your ...more
Whoever wrote this blurb has not inspired me with confidence for the writing in this novel.
the usual boring girl meets badboy story ... hmm ... with a twist...
The prove that you're still alive you have to scream I Am Alive every six hours. Lower your voice, and your dead.
Nothing will stand in her way as she has to makes choices concerning love, life, staying alive, growing up, and finding out who she really is.
I don't think I'll be reading this. Nice cover, though.
EDIT 7 January ...more
I AM ALIVE!!
Wow. Just wow. This book was on a whole other level amazing. It was like a mix of Hunger Games, Matched, and Divergent. I just happened across this book when it was free for a day on amazon and now I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel. And by eagerly anticipating I mean I would sell my first born just to get my hands on the next book!
Decca lives in a world where every person is given a number based on your looks, intelligence, etc. Numbers 8 and 9 being the most coveted getting th ...more
Did I download an unedited version of this book, for free, on the Kindle, or is I Am Alive just a grammatical hot mess? O__o
The incorrect punctuation and missing/wrong words KILLLLLLED me. There were commas where periods should be and periods where commas should be. There was incorrect usage of some words and their tenses, or missing words in the sentence.
Seriously, what the heck? There were so. many. errors that it distracted me from the plot and dropped this review by t ...more
This review is from: I Am Alive ( YA Dystopian Novel ) (Kindle Edition)
Yep, there were grammatical errors, BUT, moving on from that and from the many parallels to other books, this was intense. Imagine being a teen, an already emotionally charged age where being accepted by your peers is so important, knowing that being accepted by those in 'authority' can make the difference between life and death. Now imagine being forced into a situation beyond your worst nightmar ...more
the main character didnt even have a base personality until midway through, which was just confusing.
and the writing! it was like two different people wrote this book, sometimes it was a mess and not very well structured then out of no-where there were these fantastic lines, some of the best i have ever read. like i said Jace was clearly tripping when he wrote this, but thank god ...more
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, they said? Well, Decca here is a living proof.From the beginning Decca has surprised me for with her strong personality and each passing time, she got even stronger. She didn't back down fr ...more
I am finished!
Let me just start by saying for me the information overload at the beginning of this book almost put me off. I have found that with a lot of first books in the series that it is like this, but if you push through then things get good. I did and the book did got substantially better, I loved the action and drama of all the games. The character interaction between Leo and Decca had me wondering what was go ...more
That being said.....I ...more
I really liked it even though the resemblance to Hunger Games was uncanny at parts.
So in this world at the age of 16 everyone gets ranked. You can either get a number from 5 to 10 which defines what you'll do for the rest of your life or you are declared a monster and thrown into an arena of sorts to survive. So far no one has. In this society people are obsessed with the number 10. 10 is the equivalent of perfection so no one can be a 10.
The char ...more
I enjoy dystopian lit, so I thought I check this out.
The book is obviously marketing off the Hunger Games and it actually starts off not that bad. When teens reach the age of 16, they are ranked from 1-9. No one has ever been ranked as ten. Whatever rank you get is how you spend the rest of your life. 9 are ...more
Decca wonders that everyday after her friend Woo was ranked as a "monster"-a person under the rank of five, but can she really change the world?
This book managed to surprise me, I never expected this author to actually live to the expectations since his other books failed to interest me,but this book was the opposite!
1.World build(setting):the description was to the spot and I could feel as if I ...more
Obviously, this book drew inspiration from The Hunger Games. That being said, the story has a few twists which make it unique and still a worthwhile read. Each challenge was really action-packed and intense making the story exci ...more
Decca definitely has some secrets, and in the course of the book more and more of them emerge as she fights for her life in a society where you are judged on your potential to ...more
At A Glance
This is not a book for everyone but I really, really enjoyed it. I am totally into fight to survive type of books.
Okay, so there is a lot I can't say without being all spoilery. This book packs punch after punch of surprises and twists. All the characters have these mysterious and complicated pasts that bring them together and create a bond. I think this series is only going to get better from here because there is so much left to ...more
JUST FINISHED THE BOOK UPDATE!!!<\p>
. The second half is perfect. A smooth flowing, action packed, realistic scenario that jars you to the core. The plot flows seamlessly, everything is realistic and MAKES SENSE, and it's just sooooooo good. Reminds me of the brilliance of Battle Royale. Granted, this is only for the second half. For the first half, see below. I dropped this book, then changed my mind when saw all of the positive reviews. Was this the same book I was reading? Are people h...more
SPOILERS FROM HERE ON!!!!!!!!!
I wished there would have been more romance with Leo though. I mean when they were talk ...more
I Am Alive by Cameron Jace is a unique concept of the future. In a totalitarian world everyone is ranked between 5-9, 8-9 being the highest, pre-5's being "Monsters". Each year, teens participate in a Ranking Day where they receive their ranks for life, those that gets Monster status participates in The Monster Show. A televised game show similar to Surviver, the difference being, The Monster Show is a brutal game that ends with death...you ...more
At first glance I Am Alive may come off as one of the many copycats of the ever popular dystopian story of a survival reality show. However Jace does put his own twist on the story, making it seem new and refreshing.
Decca was a bit difficult for me to like. Though, I loved all of the secondary characters. The monsters, each were unique in their own way and I only wished we got to know them more. I even loved Timmy the crazy host of the game!
One thing I ...more
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