I’ve been waiting for this book for a year for a year after I finished reading the first book in the series Altered. It feels like it took forever; but the wait was so worth it! This has got to be one of the BEST YA novels I’ve read in a while. And I don’t usually read YA so that’s saying something. The story, the concept is just so simple, and the characters are SO MEMORABLE that I just want to love ALL OF THEM!!! I can’t fangirl enough about this series or this book for that matter!
After escaping the Farmhouse and escaping the Branch, Anna and the boys are still on the run. Trying to live a normal life doesn’t prove easy, especially with all the flashbacks Anna and the boys have been having. Learning information about her family and her past Anna’s loyalty is tested. Will she choose to trust her family and her past or the boys and her new future?
I’ve never read a book where I didn’t love EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER other than the bad guys, cause you’re supposed to hate them. But I love Anna, Sam, Cas, EVEN NICK! and for the record I’m a TEAM TREV girl 😉 Nick especially grows on you in this book more than the last one. I didn’t really like him before in Altered but that’s because he was broody and standoffish and for some reason women and myself are attracted to that….what??? But I TOTALLY have new respect for Nick now. Obviously we all love Sam, cause he’s just the best, the shizz, the bees knees, and Cas is just adorable I just want to EAT HIM ALL UP! Nick had his issues but I promise you he’s SO MUCH BETTER and Trev is just…complicated. I definitely liked Trev better in Altered I definitely related to him more, but you just end up feeling sorry for him in a way and in some way it’s not his fault…
“Do you want to see something my mom taught me?”
I sniffed, wiped my face clean. “What is it?”
“You got any paper? I’ll show you.”
The voices faded. I dug for a piece of paper in my desk. A pretty red sheet with hearts on it. I handed it over and the boy snorted.
“What?” I said.
He ruffled my hair. “Nothing. It’s just, you’re such a girl.”
Moving onto Anna though, I think she has to be one of my FAVOURITE FEMALE LEADS almost ever. And that’s saying something. She’s totally badass! and actually DOES STUFF! I have a problem with girls who don’t do stuff, and just sit around and whine or let the guy save them and rescue them blah blah blah. Who knows what I’d be like if I were in her situation but if I was I’d definitely ASPIRE to be like her. She kicks butt, she makes good decisions, she’s proactive, and yeah she has to make some hard decisions but you know such is life! I wish I could be as badass as her!
My attacker dragged me around a corner, out another door, and into the frigid December air. I swung backward with my foot, grazing the agent’s calf. I still had my gun, so if I could get away, I might be able to land a good shot.
There are a lot of question that were unanswered in Altered that were answered in Erased. Family is revealed, more Branch information, but man did my eyes widen while I was reading some of this stuff. I was like WAHHHHHTTTT DID YOU SAYYYYY!?!?!?!?!?!? literally freaking out.
The only thing is, and I know I say this a lot, but I wish it was longer. There was a lot of information to take in and it all happened so fast. Every chapter was important, every little bit of information was necessary. It was really hard for me to recall details of what happened in the story just because I was swamped with info. If someone asked me “What’s this book about?” I’m not sure I could recall it all. All I can say in response to that is “You should definitely read this book for yourself and find out.”
I really have to get my butt in gear and read the prequel that came out recently called Forged, I just wish it was an actual full novel. So as I sit and rock back and forth and pray there’s more all I can tell you is this book, no this SERIES is AMAZEBALLS! You could totally read it in one sitting, it’s nice, easy, fast, and is just a wonder to read!
Stay away from Trev.
You hear that Jennifer Rush! I’m Trev’s biggest fangirl <3~!!!!!
6/5 Hearts of Love