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Altered by Gennifer Albin : Review and Giveaway!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Life. Possibility. Choice.
All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back.

But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that’s far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn’t. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.

In this thrilling sequel to Crewel, Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything.

Goodreads Summary

This book contains all of the elements perfect for a teen/young adult Halloween read.  I loved Adelice's strong character and I did like readin and about her once again.  However, this book threw me for a loop.  I was surprised to find that the plot that I was used to in the first book had completely and ironically altered.   I did eventually adjust to this, but I was surprised for the first few chapters.  This plot involves Adelice going on a mission to discover the truth-while this might not sound like a new concept, the author handles it in such a way to keep the reader avidly reading.  

Adelice is likable, as always, but I wished that she would make more difficult decisions.  It seemed like she was a little too indecisive at times.  I did enjoy most of the other characters.  I think that the author spent a lot of time developing characters and I am grateful for this.  The world-building in this novel was fantastic.  The details were intricate and I could literally picture everything in my mind.  This book is perfect for fans of the series and young adults/teens.

4 Stars



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34 comments:

  1. bn100 said...:

    Everything; haven't read the series yet

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have not read this series. It sounds very interesting.

    Carolyn Valdez

  1. I'm looking forward to the developments between Adelice and the two brothers, and how she will deal with being on Earth. I really enjoyed Crewel, so I look forward to reading Altered!

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  1. I have not read Crewel, but I really want to!
    The covers and stories sound great, I love a good sci-fi
    I'm looking forward to getting to know the world and characters (:

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    This series sounds all kinds of AWESOME! I can't wait to begin!

  1. From what I've read the story sounds far different than Crewel. I guess I'd be looking for character development and to find out what happens next. Thanks.

  1. I haven't read Crewel yet so I'm just looking forward to reading it. :D

  1. pam said...:

    I haven't read any of the series yet but I plan to!

  1. patanne1 said...:

    oh my gosh I want to see where all this leads...talk about cliff hanging!!

  1. been looking forward to reading this book!

  1. I haven't read this series yet, so I would look forward to beginning it.

  1. Steph said...:

    I LOVED Crewel and I'm so excited to read Altered! I can't wait to see how Adelice goes up against the Guild and how they get out off of Earth! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  1. Now I'm even more excited to read Altered!!!

  1. Maka said...:

    I haven't started this series yet, but I've heard a lot of good things, so I want to read this now!

  1. Meghan said...:

    I like the sci-fi aspect!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. I haven't yet read Crewel! But I am so excited for these books! I love sci-fi

  1. More dystopian awesomeness!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have not read any of the two but I hear that they are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway. (:

  1. I love YA books. This sounds like a great book

  1. Looking forward to seeing how they deal with their new reality and if Adelice has any pull there as well. Also looking towards some new developments in general because this is a serious jump from the last book but I know Albin can pull it off :)

  1. Angie F said...:

    More world building! :D

  1. Vivien said...:

    Loads of action!!!!

  1. How she adjusts to being on earth or does she eventually get off earth?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  1. I am really excited to hear more about Adelice's abilities, and if she is going to favor Jost or Erik.

  1. LAWonder said...:

    In just reading it. It has been on my wish list

  1. Oh, boy... second book is already there and I have not even read Crewel yet! And also I did not like the change in the covers =( LUVED the style of the first Crewel cover... alas, anyway, I'll surely read this series :3

  1. I have yet to read Crewel but I will be soon! Excited for these books!!

  1. Daniel M said...:

    haven't read this series yet so not sure what it's about really, what i've looked up sounds great! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Ashfa said...:

    Not entering the giveaway but I loved Crewel. Altered sounds so good and I'm dying to get my hands on it.

  1. Kamla L. said...:

    I haven't had the chance to read Crewel as yet. :( All the rave reviews that I've seen for the series has me fiending to read it.

  1. tammy216 said...:

    I want to find out more about their world and more about Adelice and her relationships.