Review: Altered by Gennifer Albin


Altered (Crewel World, #2)Title: Altered (Crewel World #2)

Author: Gennifer Albin

Format: Hardback (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)  | Borrowed)

Find it on: Goodreads | Book Depository

Summary (Goodreads):

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.

My thoughts:

The Plot:

This book continues from where Crewel left off like almost immediately. So if you have not read the first book then this review will really spoil you. Check out my review of the first book – Crewel here. So as we know Arras is telling its citizens a bunch full of lies, Adelice, Jost and Erik found that there are still inhabitants on Earth but because of Arras, most of Earth’s surface do not receive sunlight.  And in this case sunlight is rationed and we have the Sunrunners, we are recruited to risk their lives to get solar energy though the solar panels. We also found out in Arras, times flies much faster than on Earth. SO a day on Earth is close to a week on Arras. And it is due to this time difference, it really makes the whole situation much more dire and more impactful. I really like the new elements that Gennifer Albin put inside this book and more secrets are uncovered as well. There were plot twists and I myself is shocked by it. I really like this book way more than the first and I can’t wait to get hold of the third and final book Unravelled which is expected to come out on October 7.

The Characters:

In this book we see more character development for Erik and Jost and how they deal with their family issues and stuff. They also cleared misunderstandings they had from young.  As for Adelice she gets to meet her biological father and gets to know him better as well she also saw her mother who was supposedly killed by the Arras government and she was now turned into a Remnant, spies for Cormac.

The Writing:

I guess its pretty much the same as the first book except that the plot was much more fuller and exciting than then first.


4.5 /5 stars


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