Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: "Altered" by Marnee Blake (Sci-Fi Romance, New Adult)

Altered (#1)
by Marnee Blake

Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Embrace
Series: Avenged (#2)
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: December 28, 2015

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Description from Publisher: When "normal" ends, survival begins...

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 matter who stands in their way.

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I won a copy of this book in a giveaway (with no reviews promised or expected), which in no way influenced my review. My opinion is 100% my own.

Ah, cliffhanger!! I want more, NOW! ;)

I loved this. The superpowers are interesting, the side effects of those powers add an unexpected but great layer... The story has a lot of action and intrigue... Private security firm and military secrets... What's not to love?

The characters are all well-formed and you like the likeable characters and dislike the ones that aren't likeable (always a good thing!). This is a series I can't wait to read more of! (I suppose it is worth noting that I haven't read much sci-fi romance, but the premise for this was right up my alley!).

I did have a hard time with Seth's trust in the government though. He seemed overly naive, which annoyed me, especially because he had been so strategic up to that point! I sided with Blue most of the time and thought she was basically the definition of a bad-ass!

I liked the romance here, but feel like it took a real backseat to the paranormal and action. Which did mean that, as I often love, we see our couple get to know one another and bond before they consider saying those three little words! It's fun watching their initial attraction grow into more over the course of the book!

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