Altered Review

So I know what you’re thinking: Two reviews within 24 hours?! Why yes its true! Like I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been busy this week but that didn’t stop me from reading two books 🙂 Don’t worry I’m not slacking off they were just really fast reads! Once again I found this book through Goodreads (that will happen a lot!). The cover caught my attention (this will happen a lot as well; to me a book cover can make or break a book. They’re super important!) and I loved the synopsis so here’s what I thought about the book:

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Altered by Jennifer Rush

Excerpt from Goodreads:

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.

My First Thoughts:

I’m so incredibly intrigued by this book! I mean on the cover it says

They were made to forget. But they’ll never forgive.

It’s like whoa! I need to find out more about this! This was Rush’s debut novel so I really didn’t know what to expect and I was really interested in what her writing style may be like. It has its fair share of positive and some negative reviews on Goodreads but I don’t let reviews alter my opinion on whether or not I want to read the book (usually negative reviews make me want to read the book even more!). So enough build up! Lets get to the REVIEW!

Post-Reading Thoughts (SPOILERS!):

YAY! I really enjoyed this book! The budding romance between Anna and Sam is adorable! It doesn’t go too in depth though because they’re running for their lives but still really cute. This book is jam packed with tons of action and adventure. I couldn’t put it down! It had enough plot twists to keep me glued to the edge of my seat! It was awesome seeing Anna go from this meek lab girl to an ass kicking powerhouse! We all know I’m a feminist at heart 😉 I mean she’s traveling with four genetically altered boys and she ends up saving everyone! Even though she was battling her own personal demons she still trudged on and didn’t give up. When she found out she isn’t who she thought she was her world turns upside down but she kept going. At the end you find out who she really is and its like woah totally wasn’t expecting that! I found myself cheering her on when she was standing up for herself and empathizing with her when things got tough and she wasn’t sure if she could go on. Anna has a heart of gold that wouldn’t let her leave anyone behind even if it would’ve been the easiest thing to do.

While I agree with some of the reviews about the boys being predictable – the funny one, the smart one, the mysterious one, and the bad boy – I still enjoyed their journey.

But overall the theme of this book is: Not everything is what it seems 😉

I give this book a 4.75 out of 5 stars! 😀

p.s. I really hope that there’s a sequel!

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