By: Laura Burks
Published: Wings Press (2011)
My Copy: Ebook provided by the Author
About the book:
All eighteen-year-old Jenna wants to do is have a slow paced and predictable summer in the small town of New Roads with her grandfather. But on Friday the thirteenth, the unpredictable occurs when she mysteriously hears a voice leading her to a buried book. Jenna is unaware that a secret curse lies within and she's just unleashed its hold.
As writings appear in the book strangely matching her vivid dreams, Jenna's curious nature takes over pulling her deeper into the mystery and the connection to her family. What she didn't expect to find was a forbidden love and a choice to save a life.
Will Jenna's choice remain a secret? Or did the secret choose her?
Altered is a dark and mysterious tale of secrets and curses. Jenna is not your average eighteen year old anticipating a summer like every other; relaxing with her Grandfather on his farm is what she calls heaven. Jenna and her Grandfather have a very unique and inspiring relationship. There tradition of spending summers together is about to change with Jenna finds herself drawn to an old abandoned cabin on the property. What starts with mild curiosity soon becomes something much danger and sinister. Determined to decipher her discovery she will uncover dangerous secrets that were buried long ago. With her frequent distractions by the dark and mysterious Jess this will prove a long adventure. When everything begins falling into place she finds the answers were always closer than they appeared. To protect her family she will be left with the choices, and either way she will lose. Altered is a long and tedious journey, but it proved to be a very enjoyable read. Spotlighting moments of suspense and lustful romance it was easy to delve into this story.