Anna is content with her life helping her dad with the four boys being tested in her house’s basement. In Altered by Jennifer Rush all that changes the day that the group known as the Branch arrive to take the four boys away, when things go awry and the boys start to escape then Anna’s dad tells her to go with them. It was then that Anna starts to realize that what she thought she knew about herself was a lie and now her and the boys must figure out who they are all are and why someone is searching so desperately for them.
With only a few clues to go on, the five of them must stay off the radar of anyone trying to find them while they search out where they came from and why the boys were being tested in the first place. Anna feels drawn to Sam but the more they find out the more complicated everything becomes.
I flew through Altered. The plot was intriguing, fast-paced and kept me glued to the novel. The characters of all four boys were well-done and there was a twist at the end that I totally didn’t see coming. I read a lot of novels so it isn’t very often that I don’t see a twist coming and Rush was able to surprise with Altered. I don’t usually read books in this type of genre but Altered intrigued me and didn’t disappoint. The romance angle was secondary to the main plot but was a nice accent to the adventure and mystery. Rush left the ending open a bit and I really hope that she continues with the series so we can find out more about the boys and Anna.
You can read an excerpt here.
Author: Jennifer Rush
Format: Hardbound, eBook
Page Nos.: 336
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 2013
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.