I expected to enjoy Alight, and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve already mentioned when I reviewed Alive last year, that I like the Generations series more than the Infected series. Alight is another solid foray into a YA sci-fi survival adventure. Like its predecessor, nothing is held back from the YA audience.
Alight covers the gambit of emotions we can expect from people, both young and old: pride, fear, anger, xenophobia, and the idea that people we trust don’t always have our best intentions at heart.
In Alight, not all is as it appears, and threats both internal and external from the fist book threaten Em and her motley crew. The personalities and characterization continue from Alive, compounding on what we already know about the children.
Alight wasn’t as creepy as Alive, and I felt the story was a more robust insight into humanity. I can’t place my finger on a precise reason, but I think Alight is a better book than Alive. I had no issues following the story, but that could’ve been because Alive stuck with me for so long after reading it. There were tidbits here and there that’ll fill in someone who has just picked up Alight without reading Alive, but anyone considering reading Alight should read Alive first to appreciate the story the fullest.
Alight ends on a cliffhanger more cliffhanger-y than Alive, and usually, I’m not a fan of the cliffhanger trope, but Scott did it so well, I’m eager to read Alone, presumably in 2017. Alight is a four-and-a-half star read, and for this review, I’ll bump it to five stars.