Friday, January 4, 2013

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered (Altered, #1)When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?
Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.
Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.
Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Altered was so good! I hadn’t heard anything about it before I got it, so it was interesting going into the story with no preconceived ideas of what would happen. Altered took my completely by surprise. It is a thrilling sci-fi novel, and I couldn’t put it down. This is Jennifer Rush’s debut novel, and I cannot wait to read her next book.

I couldn’t stop reading Altered. It was action-packed, and incredibly fast-paced. Rush kept throwing in unexpected curveballs, which kept the book interesting. At first, I didn’t know if I was going to like Altered- because the characters didn’t really stand out to me. However, as the novel progressed, I got to know the characters better and so it became easier to get into the book. Once I got into it, I couldn’t stop reading.

My favorite part about Altered was the crazy journey that Anna and the boys had to go on in order to survive. It was like an epic, unpredictable road trip (except it was way more serious than your average road trip). Though the characters were well written, the plot played a huge role in the book- and that’s ultimately what made it so special.

Altered was fantastic. Since reading it original, I’ve already reread it. Jennifer Rush is an author to watch. I was super happy when I discovered that Altered is the first in a series. I can’t wait to read it!

FTC- Received from a blogger friend.

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