Thursday, May 16, 2013

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered by Jennifer Rush

Goodreads Blurb
When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them. 

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Let me just start by saying that there is no way that I will do this one justice.

Four years a go, Anna found out that her father was keeping four boys in their basement.  Turns out, her father works for a company that has done "alterations" on these boys and it is her father's job to observe and test their abilities.  Or at least that's what she's been told.

Anna feels connected to each of the boys, but Sam is the one who holds her heart.  Before she can let him know of her feelings toward him, Sam stages a breakout when agents come to transfer the boys to a new location.  

After killing most of the agents sent to transfer them, Sam is asked by Anna's father to take her with them and to please take care of her.  With tensions running high, the five young people begin a scavenger hunt while fighting for their lives at every turn.

Death of those she has loved and betrayal by the ones she trusts the most force Anna to face the fact that not everything is as it seems.  Not even her own memories.

This book is one giant thrill ride.  You better buckle your seat belt right away because the action starts immediately and doesn't let up until the very last page.  I loved it.

5 out of 5 stars

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