Thursday, February 20, 2014

Erased by Jennifer Rush [Review]

Erased (Altered, #2)4 out of 5 Robots!
  

Erased by Jennifer Rush
Series: Altered #2
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Release: January 7, 2014
Hardcover: 288 Pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
They thought they had escaped. They were wrong.

After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is trying to make sense of the memories resurfacing from her old life. At the same time, she's 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.
Then a figure from Anna's childhood reappears. Is it a Branch setup, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for? Uncertain of where her loyalties lie, Anna must fight to learn the truth -- before she is betrayed again. Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased?
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.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
Erased picks up a couple months after the conclusion of Altered.  Anna and the boys are on the run and hiding out.  Sam is teaching Anna to protect herself.  Meanwhile, Anna is starting to regain some of her erased memory and trying to put all the pieces together to solve the mystery of who she really is.

This book (and series) is the equivalent "popcorn blockbuster" movie.  It isn't an incredibly deep book.  Some questions are answered, some...aren't as much.  And we don't really get any more character development other than maybe a little with Nick.  But you don't go into a popcorn movie for character development, you go in for the explosion.  And there is plenty of that.  Seriously, this book does not stop.  I love how fast paced and action paced it is.  I read it in one day and didn't want to put it down.  I still think I preferred the first book, but I do like how Anna learns to protect herself.  I found some of the situations a bit over the top and some were not explained as well as I would have liked.  But overall, if you want a fun, easy, action packed thrill ride I recommend this series!

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Altered
2. Erased

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