Friday, April 11, 2014

Erased #2 by Jennifer Rush

17899846Genre: Sci-Fi
Published: January 7, 2014
Series: Altered
            1. Altered
            2. Erased
            3. Reborn 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:

They thought they had escaped. They were wrong.

After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam's rules: Don't draw attention to yourself. Always carry a weapon. Know your surroundings. Watch your back.

When memories from Anna's old life begin to resurface--and a figure from her childhood reappears--Anna's loyalties are tested. Is it a Branch set-up, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for? Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased in the first place?

Jennifer Rush delivers a thrilling sequel to Altered in a novel packed with mysteries, lies, and surprises that are sure to keep readers guessing until the last page is turned.

My Review:
            You know when you read a really good book and you get super excited and finish the entire book in one sitting?! Well that's exactly what happened! I thought I'd read a few chapters then go to bed. You see it was only midnight. But no. The book got the better of me and I finished this book at 3 in the morning! How sad is that? I have no life! :(
            Regardless of this little mistake, I had a bitter-sweet feeling at the end of this book. You see, it wasn't as amazing as I expected it to be. Don't get me wrong, I truly loved it, but the action was lacking. The beginning continued with Anna and the boys (minus Trev, who betrayed them! OMG!) on the run. They are still trying to stay safe and figure out the new secrets that keep being revealed. Altered mainly revolved around Sam and the boys who were trying to figure out real identities. In Erased, Anna was the primary focus. She was getting flashbacks about her sister and each flashback revealed something terrifying for her. While they were on the run, they encountered Anna's sister and there was a quick family reunion. But that all went to hell when Anna's sister showed what side she was truly on.
                       Meanwhile, Nick started to get headaches and flashbacks. And it's revealed to us that the boys and Anna have a long family history together. Nick and Anna used to be friends and looked out for each other. But once their memories were wiped everything they were told was a lie. It helped that they all were getting flashbacks and they could figure out what had happened to them. Eventually, Anna makes a grave mistake and someone very close to her dies at her hands. But you'll have to read to find out who it was. 
           Altered created an interesting world to jump into by introducing this concept of memory alterations. Erased on the other hand, went more in depth of the background for all the characters. It finally revealed how the boys and Anna are connected and it was interesting to read how they all became friends. Honestly, I can't wait to find out what happens in Reborn, but I have to will till 2015 to read it!!!!!!!!!! 

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