400 pages, 8.47 × 7.23 × 1.35 in
October 29, 2013
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0374316422
ISBN - 13: 9780374316426
About the Book
Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys is called upon to harness her power in a battle for control of Earth. But as she uncovers the truth about her own history she learns that everyone holds secrets, some of which may drive her from her love, Jost, into his brother Erik's arms.
Read from the Book
ONE A SHIP’S BEACON SWEEPS OVERHEAD, BATHING US in light. My hand stretches out as though to beckon the ship toward us, but I draw my hand back to shield my eyes, fear supplanting the brief thrill of knowing we are not alone on this planet. Fear the Guild has cultivated in me since they took me from my family. It is more powerful than the hope growing roots within me.The hull of the ship is bloated and torpid, making its flight a reluctant crawl across the sky. It doesn’t change course when it coasts over us, and although the brilliance of the watchlight fades past us, blood pounds through me, reminding me of one thing: even a world away from Arras, where no one has reason to harm me, I’m not safe. But I understand now what I couldn’t before. My parents were wrong about me. They taught me to hide my gift.But my hands are my salvation, not my curse.I watch the ship ride low along the skyline, skimming across the glittering night sky. If it stays on its current trajectory, it will collide with the mountain range nestled against the metro I spy on the horizon.“Did it see us?” Jost whispers as though the pilot might be able to hear us. His usually bright blue eyes are dark, nearly matching his curly, shoulder-length hair, and I can see the fear in them.“It couldn’t have. Where’s it going?”Jost squints in concentration and he cocks his head, trying to see it more clearly. “I think it’s on patrol.”Then it hits me. The ship isn’t soaring birdlike, it’s hanging from a patchwork of
From the Publisher
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.
Altered is Gennifer Albin's 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.
About the Author
Gennifer Albin is the author of Crewel. She holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Missouri and founded the tremendously popular blog theconnectedmom.com. She lives in Lenexa, Kansas.
"For fans." - Kirkus Reviews
"The continuing saga of the love triangle and another dramatic ending will leave fans of the series wanting more." - Booklist