“Life. Possibility. Choice.
All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back.
But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that’s far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn’t. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.
In this thrilling sequel to Crewel, Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16140922-altered)
In my opinion, one of the greatest issues with fantasy series is that, in the first book, the world building is introduced, as well as the characters, and the reader is intrigued by both. However, after reading the first book, the reader then has to wait a year before being able to read the second one. By then, the world building is quite blurred in the reader’s memory, and then the author decides to not do a recap. This, in turn, leaves the reader with two choices: either he finds a detailed synopsis for the first book somewhere or he just pushes on and remains confused until the pieces finally start falling into place again.
That was my case when I started this book. Because I was too lazy to look for a synopsis of Crewel, I was a confused reader. Add to it a confusing plot, that also failed to engage me, and you get a relieved reader at the end of the book.
I couldn’t relate to the characters this time, and Adelice’s choices, especially regarding the weird love triangle, were just weird. However, what really made me go “Are you serious?” was the cameo at the end of the book.
Not even the twist at the very end made me more interested to know what will happen in the next book. At this point, I have no desire to read the next book.
Rating: 2 out of 5