This review is spoiler-free!
Look here for my review of Crewel.
Altered by Gennifer Albin
Series: Crewel World #2
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy
Release Date: October 29th 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Format: Hardcover, 387 pages
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I had a little bit of trouble getting into it at first, and I think it was because the ending of Crewel had left me just a little confused as to what was going on. It took me a few days to read a small amount, and I didn’t really get into it until a new, very important character made their appearance. (I won’t say who, because it’s way more fun to be surprised about who this person is.) Once they were in the picture, however, I was hooked.
After that, the story flew. There were twists I wasn’t expecting, specific character additions I definitely didn’t see coming, and a connection to the planet they’ve landed on that I absolutely adore. I love what Albin is doing to her world, and our world, in terms of how the story is unfolding and what’s happening in this strange dystopian-like timeline.
I really can’t say exactly what I want to say, because massive spoilers are involved, but I’m seriously enjoying what was done with this series.
Now, the thing I really disliked. The gosh-darned love triangle stuff. Admittedly, it doesn’t quite seem like that much of a love triangle, but trust me when I say it is one. It plays too big of a role in Adelice’s life for me to be happy with the fact it’s there. There are bigger things at foot than the boys you’re traveling with, Ad!
I guess the final book, Unraveled, will tell what happens with everything, including the whole relationship thing and if anything even meant something to the endgame. Unfortunately, it looks like a super slim book. I’m hoping to heck it packs a punch.
Don’t let me down, Albin!
And that’s all for this one. Thanks for reading!
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