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Review: Altered by Marnee Blake

Title: AlteredAltered

Author: Marnee Blake

Publisher: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing

Size: 277 pages

Release Date: December 28th, 2015

Rating: 5/5

My Review:

Well, that was one heck of a surprise! This is an enthralling, all action, riveting and brilliantly written story – superb!

The relationships between the survivors, how they relate, their worries, fears and expectations are portrayed in an easy to relate to manner, helping readers understand the turmoil and shock they’re feeling as well. As they continue to be hunted down, they explore their new capabilities and develop their relationships with each other. They are somewhat reminiscent of very human X-men, normal folk who have unexpectedly developed super human powers and are now being sought by government and military scientists to be experimented on like lab rats . . . but are determined to escape.

The plot is well thought out, interesting and plausible – well probably more plausible than many other stories concerning paranormal powers can be. The ‘victims’ reactions to the dangers, intrigue, threats and experiences are well developed, making it a fantastic dystopian scenario, with elements of science fiction and fantasy as well as romance skilfully interwoven into an engaging tale.

My only complaint about this is it ends on a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens next! I suspect the romance in that will concern Kitty and Nick but I also want to know what happened to a couple of other characters who were going to Mexico. I understand this is a debut novel but find that incredible. The author has brilliant word craft skills and the plot is awesome. I’ll certainly be looking out for the sequel to this – and any other work by this author.

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

Synopsis:

The sickness came on suddenly and violently. When it was done, waitress Blue Michaels was different in a really strange way. And the entire town of Glory was dead…except for her.

Only that’s not exactly true. A handful of people made it, including U.S. Army Specialist Seth Campbell, who was caught in the wrong town at the worst time. He’s fierce and protective, and way too good-looking. As much as they need a leader—as much as Blue wants to trust him—there are too many questions and not enough time for answers. Now they are hunted. But what their pursuers don’t know is each of them has strange new powers. And they’ll use their “gifts” to survive…no matter who stands in their way.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

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