Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: altered by Aubrey Coletti: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the altered blog tour.  This blog tour is hosted by AToMR Tours.  My stop includes my review of this book along with a giveaway.

Title: altered
Author: Aubrey Coletti
Publisher: Escape Artist Press 
Publication: June 6th. 2012
Pages: 272
Format: paperback

Goodreads Synopsis

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?

My Review 

I enjoyed reading reading alteredThis book was not what I expected at all.  I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  I laughed, cried, screamed and even had those awe moments.  I love reading books that have to do with boarding schools.  Those types of books never seem to disappoint me.  This one didn't either.   altered was beautifully written and well thought out.  The originality of the book made it more interesting and enjoyale for me.  I haven't read another book like this one before.

I was very shocked to see what these teenagers had to go through.  I was in shock mode the entire time.  The characters were strong though and banded together to take down the academy. Got to love stories like that.  I loved how each character showed strength, but each character was different in his or her own way.  I became really attached to some of the characters in this book.

The only issues that I had with altered was the lack of use of descriptions.  I love being brought into a story with the characters and see what they see, feel what they feel.  There were some parts of the story that I would have enjoyed seeing more of.  I also had a lot of trouble with how fast the POVs kept switching.  It took me a little while to actually figure out who was talking each time.  I wish the author would have put the name above so I was able to see whose perspective I was switching to.

Aubrey did a great job with this story!!!  I definitely recommend this to everyone.  I can't wait wait to read book 2. 


 Giveaway #1: US Only: one print and one eBook copy of Altered

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