Bethany reviews ‘The Altered 2’ by Annabelle Jacobs. Self-published on May 28th, 2015. 101 pages
We were provided a copy in exchange for an honest review
Why I read this book: I read ‘The Altered’ and couldn’t wait for Sam and Ash’s story and I jumped at the chance when the author offered us a copy.
A remote farmhouse in Cornwall seems the perfect place for Ash to settle into his recently altered status. Starting a new life there with Sam—the shifter he can’t stay away from—should be easy this far from London where they faced so much danger. So why does adjusting seem impossible?
Sam has issues of his own. He has to get used to his human form again after living the last eight years as a wolf. It’s hard when human worries weigh so heavily on his shoulders. Life is much more straightforward from a wolf’s perspective, until Ash needs his human support.
Ash’s problem is simple: he’s fearful of shifting fully. How can he believe he won’t hurt Sam when his genes were altered to create a killer? Despite repeated reassurance, his anger and resentment increase. Only one thing is certain: if Ash can’t learn to trust himself soon, he’s in danger of proving himself right.
After finishing ‘The Altered’ I was hungry for more. I loved the premise of the first book, it was so original and different, I couldn’t wait to see what the author would do with Sam and Ash.
Ash is newly altered and Sam has remained in his wolf state for the last 8 years. Well that short bit he was in human form to save Ash. After the first book, I just knew that Sam would remain in his human form to be with Ash; man was I in for a shock. Not only is he still in wolf form, it looks like he has no intention of changing that.
Ash is having a difficult time with his new altered state. He refuses to shift cause he is afraid of what he might become, not knowing what was in the serum that changed his life for ever. He is afraid of becoming a monster, afraid of the unknown of what could happen when he does finally shift. He is also afraid of being around Sam in his human form, cause he has only known him in his wolf form and is comfortable with him that way.
This one is much shorter than the first one. There is also no big angst or drama that takes place. This book is really about Sam and Ash coming to terms with their inner demons in order to be together. I enjoyed watching them struggle to be ok with who they are, and who they are to each other.
If you have read book one, you will enjoy this one as well. The only thing I would want is for it to be longer. I really hope we will be seeing more of all of these characters,
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