I thought the first book, Altered, is amazing but the second book, Erased, knocked me down!
We’re back in the world of Altered where children are being experimented on to become mindless assassins. Anna, along with Nick, Cas and Sam are still on the run from the Branch. They have little choice but to defend themselves as Branch agents hunt them. No one expects Anna to start remembering her terrible past but she is and then a person from her former life turns up alive.
I have to somehow tell you about this incredible story without revealing the huge, HUGE, twists. First of all, love the characters. It’s the same group we fell in love with from Altered. Nick is just as prickly, Sam as stubborn, Cas is the lovable flirt and Anna, who is more lost now that her memories are trying to return. I literally had my mouth hanging open when these crazy twists happen. Yeah, they’re that big! I sort of suspected one of them but when the background of why Anna is involved with the Branch comes out … wow. Mind. Blown. That ending is insane and I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book Reborn, which should be delivered any day now. Can’t wait! (I’m really hoping a movie version will come out.)
If you haven’t read the Altered series yet get off your butt and go buy these books. Jennifer Rush is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors!
Anna isn’t sure why her father, a scientist, is keeping four boys locked up in the basement or why the government visits periodically. She’s grown to know these boys and wants to help them but she isn’t sure why they’re locked up in the first place. No one will tell her the truth but then the truth she knows isn’t real either. Sam, Cas, Nick and Trev escape, taking Anna with them. Soon they’re all running from a government experiment that has wiped their memories in the past. What happens if they’re caught? And can they trust the memories or are they all planted?
Wow, this book is freaking amazing! All the characters are complex and I found myself really loving each of them. From Nick’s attitude to Anna’s curiosity. This story unfolds with secrets upon lies. I truly found myself on the edge of my seat reading Altered. Who’s telling the truth? Damn it Sam, just kiss her already! Can you really trust that character? This is, apparently, the first book from this author and I am blown away. I’ve already ordered the next book, Erased. I have to find out what happens.
If you love young adult, read Altered!
If you love complex stories with interesting characters, read Altered!
If you love sweet romance with great action, read Altered!
Altered by Jennifer Rush is a must read!