Welcome to my stop on the Altered blog tour, hosted by AToMR Tours! Today I have a review and tour-wide giveaway for you!!!
Here's a bit about the book:
Author: Aubrey Coletti
Series: The Academy #1
Published: June 6, 2012
When Toni, Joseph and Charlie arrive at their new boarding school, they are glad to leave their families - and respective problems - behind. Isolated as boarders, they meet a handsome senior with a personality like iced snake's blood, teachers with a penchant for physical punishment, and four other outcasts who reveal that their being brought to the Academy wasn't random at all. When the arrivals discover that their new school is engaged in "behavior modification" through electric shocks, isolation, restraints, and an ever-evolving set of methods to "fix" them, they declare war on their Academy. During their campaign of sabotage, they fight, hate, scorn, love, and begin to uncover the reasons why they were brought to the school. But as their war against the school escalates beyond their control, will they become the very things the Academy believes they are: dangerous, delinquent - and mad?
Just think... one day you're in a normal school, and the very next day your parents are sending you away to a boarding school for children with "behavioral issues". But is that all this school really is? The gang, made up for four teenagers, quickly realizes that there may be more to their being sent to this school, more than just issues at home that their parents want fixed. Are they "special" children? Are they there for a reason? They meet other children in the school and begin to realize that they, the students, really need to take control of the school and change things... before it's too late.
There are many characters in this book that are all introduced rather quickly in the beginning of the book. At first it's a bit to keep track of... but once the story moves on, I quickly got to know the characters and was able to keep it all straight. The story is told from different perspectives of the children, which I enjoy in a story. It's nice to see all sides. The characters were all very well developed, each disclosing their story at some point. The children were all so different and unique... yet they quickly realized they also had something in common.
Altered was a bit slow at first, but about halfway through it quickly sped up and became intense. I really enjoyed the second half. The ending fell a bit short for me... I think I was just hoping for more after all of the buildup. But I did enjoy it overall, and I definitely think it's a story to look into reading. I do plan to continue on with this series and see what Aubrey has in store for us in book two! :)
Giveaway #1: US Only: one print and one eBook copy of Altered
Giveaway #2: Open internationally: One eBook copy of Altered
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