Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316197083, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Everything about Anna's life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There's Nick, solemn and brooding; Cas, light-hearted and playful; Trev, smart and caring; and Sam . . . who's stolen Anna's heart.
When the Branch decides it's time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape. Anna's father pushes her to go with them, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, "at all costs."
On the run, with her father's warning in her head, Anna begins to doubt everything she thought she knew about herself. She soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they're both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.
"Within minutes, this medical-engineering thriller will have readers glued to their seats....Riveting."
"Action-packed...[Anna's] interactions with the boys...keep the story moving quickly, along with a steady unfolding of revelations and events."
"A rapid-fire thriller....Fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series seeking more dystopian titles would likely enjoy this new adventure."
"Rush keeps it fresh with this fast-paced novel, full of last-minute surprises and unexpected twists . . . The mysteries laced throughout the action add suspense, making the moments of romance even hotter."
"Heart-racing action complete with identity twists, mystery, and romance born from the core of the story make this unputdownable."
-Lissa Price, international bestselling author of Starters
"A trill ride full of twists, secrets, and betrayals. I loved it. More, please!"
-Kim Harrington, author of The Dead and Buried
"A thrilling, fast-paced, and romantic story... Government conspiracies, special abilities, family, friendship, and love all melt together so beautifully to create an amazing debut novel."
-Julie Cross, author of Tempest
"An exciting debut full of mystery and suspense. It gripped my attention from page one. I loved it."
-S. J. Kinciad, author of Insignia
"Jennifer Rush's debut had me turning pages long into the night. Thrilling and suspenseful, Altered surprised me in the best possible way."
-Michelle Hodkin, author of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer