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Friday, 24 May 2013

Review- Altered: Revelations of the Evolved

Title: Altered- Revelations of the Evolved
Author: Shawnda Currie
Series: The Evolved Trilogy (Vol 1) 
Summary:
Abandoned by her family, Lacey is sent to a juvenile detention center known as Clear Waters. Her teen years don't look promising until she is befriended by a mysterious stranger named Taylor, a gorgeous guy whose captivating eyes seem to stare into her soul. Convinced she is in danger at Clear Waters, Lacey joins Taylor in a daring escape. As she meets Taylor's group of friends, she discovers that they're more than they seem - they've been sent from the future to head off an evil corporate plot that will lead to a world war unless averted. With Lacey as their only hope to prevent a grim future, Taylor shows Lacey how to tap into her
psychic abilities known in his time as evolved humans. Travelling with her new friends, she discovers the magic of love while she grows into the powerful warrior chosen to make the difference to the world!

My Review:
                         * I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
 I read the summary for this book and I was very interested, and I will tell you it did not disappoint. I was pulled in right off the bat, attached to Lacey, curious about her history and also her future. Time travel has always been a cool idea to me and I thought the author gave a good explanation as to how it was achieved, the addition of evolved humans with multiple abilities made things that much more exciting. I wish there was more back round on the mission, I mean I get that they only know pieces for everyone's safety but I wanted to know a bit more about who they worked for etc. but I am sure that's the hook to get me to move on the series in hopes that it contains answers and yes I would like to continue on!!
I felt very sorry for Lacey, in many parts of the book I wanted to hug her and tell her to keep strong, and keep strong she did despite what she faces both before and after meeting Taylor are some pretty big losses and betrayals for such a young girl. My favorite line of hers was:
         "That was the hand that was delt to me and ultimately brought me to where I was today."
Showed me her willingness to accept the world she lived it and what she had to face. I just wish I got to know more about her abilities like how they knew she would have them, why does she have them? and what else can she do? yes I have a lot of questions and again I am sure it's to keep me reading the series, so well played Shawnda Currie, well played!!
 I really liked Taylor too he had a cute sense of humor and I always love the protector, like a modern day knight in shinning armor. I would recommend this book to all sci- fi lovers or anyone who likes a good read.