Thursday, January 2, 2014

Erased by Jennifer Rush

Erased (Altered, #2)Erased by Jennifer Rush
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

hey 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.

Loved the first book. It left me very curious. It was much more violent than I expected but I enjoyed the storyline. This one was disappointing. Still too many unanswered questions including why Annie is so attracted to Sam who is simply the most Alpha but nothing else sets him apart. Also mildly hypocritical. For instance, one character calmly outlines the plan and how Annie is now going to have something unpleasant occur to her and this is what it is. In another scene, another character fills in more blanks and starts to tell her what diabolical plan that is in store. When Annie asks a question, the other character suddenly stops and asks, "Fishing?" Annie gas no need to fish. People are telling her what's up right before they are going to hurt her. Just like all those Scooby Doo cartoons where the bad guy would have gotten away with it but confesses everything once the mask is pulled off.

It's a lot Mission Impossible stuff which is kind of fun but left too many holes in the story. I finished unsatisfied.

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