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Altered (Crewel World #2)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  2,887 ratings  ·  420 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Being the sequel to Crewel is not an easy shoe to fill. (What can beat "holy mother of giraffe balls"?) Crewel is a fantastic start to an incredibly intricate futuristic world that mixes dystopia and science fiction until our minds are blown to smithereens, and Altered, packed with even more geniusism, does an excellent job at following this up.

Without losing momentum, Altered begins right where we left of which was nothing short of an epic ending in Crewel. This is where, little by little, we b
Nick ••[Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist]
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♔Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Veronica Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♔
Now a cover whoa whoa whoa lets not get ahead of ourselves here!

2.5 stars? God that hurts to say.

I loved Crewel, it was so magical and I adored the way time was presented in the book. It seemed like it was a character. Altered didn't feel the same way.

Obviously, it's not going to -- they're on earth instead of Arras, for one thing. But Adelice seems to be indecisive about everything. The push and pull between her and Jost/Erik seems contrived. There are a lot of new characters in this new setting, but I couldn't find even one to care about.

The ending was
Colleen Houck
I love the whole weaving of threads and that everything and everyone breaks down into that. So interesting to realize this was actually something that took place during or after WWII. Not what I expected at all. Love the whole science twist at the end.
In my opinion, one of the greatest issues with fantasy series is that, in the first book, the world building is introduced, as well as the characters, and the reader is intrigued by both. However, after reading the first book, the reader then has to wait a year before being able to read the second one. By then, the world building is quite blurred in the reader's memory, and then the author decides to not do a recap. This, in turn, leaves the reader with two choices: either he finds a detailed sy ...more
Alejandra Zárate
No sé qué pensar, se me hizo un poco lento, no me mantuvo tan entretenida como el primero pero bueno. Fue raro leer de ese personaje en estos mundos imaginarios, jajaja.

Por otra parte, Adelice cayó de mi gracia un poco. Conclusión: no shippear a nadie.

No sé a quién amo, me confundió esto. Creo que ya me da igual el triángulo amoroso. *my heart is broken and confused*
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The story starts with Adelice, Jost and Erik landing on Earth trying to make sense of everything happening. The Guild chases after them using these Remnants to hunt them down. We learn a horrible revelation about the Remnants and Adelice isn't sure what to do with this information. Jost wants to get back to his daughter before she's completely grown because time moves by much slower on Earth. He hopes that Adelice will help him but she doesn't seem too keen on what rescuing his daughter and her ...more
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
It's been a year or more since I read Crewel, and I thought I'd need a refresher before starting the sequel. I didn't re-read the first book, though, and honestly, it might not be necessary for most because Altered doesn't really feel like a true sequel. Gone are the Spinsters and Guild and that creepy Cormac of Arras, replaced with Sunrunners and an equally creepy Kincaid on what is left of our Earth. A lot of the key players from Crewelare still here, though, so don't fret.

Alteredpicks up righ
Tabitha (Pabkins)
What to say, where to start? I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book Crewel. I know maybe that leaves some people wondering why I would read Altered? It’s because I definitely saw some promise there and I was honestly curious about how things were going to pan out for them after they slipped into that “other reality” so to speak. However, where I felt Crewel was underdone and lacking in oomph – I think Altered packed so much in that while the rhythm of the book felt a bit off it was definitely an ...more
*I borrowed an ARC of Altered through Around the World ARC Tours*

Crewel, book one in this series, was set in Arras, a place where an all-male Guild held the political power while female Spinsters had the ability to weave time and matter. I loved Crewel's creative concept and fantasy-meets-fairy-tale setting. The book ended with an intriguing plot twist that made it seem like the series was headed in a different direction.

Okay, so I guess given the ending of book one, I should have been forewarne
Ok, so this book is VERY different than it's predecessor, Crewel. Whereas Crewel was more fantasy, Altered is more sci-fi/ alternate history. It is a bit jarring, and I know that some readers have had a hard time with this, but I'm not really one of them. I rather like this new direction. Lots of new characters, Dante being my favorite.

Word to the wise: the Jost/ Erik love triangle from Crewel is back in full force. In fact I have now switched teams, which doesn't always happen to me in the sec
Ursula Uriarte

Altered will be out October 22nd - Review on an ARC (no spoilers)

Being the sequel to Crewel is a tall order! I absolutely loved Crewel, the world that Genn built was beyond unbelievable, it really challenged my imagination and took it places it'd never been.
When Adelice escapes to earth taking Jost and Erik with her I expected things (as far as the world they live in) to be more familiar and while they were in a way the world building again was mind blowing, it literally becomes this totally n
Yet another book has landed into my second-book-sydrome pile. As much as enjoyed the first book in this series, in the end this new sequel, Altered, was a book that didn't have a lot of things going for it and was a major letdown, especially for someone like me who had enjoyed the first book very much. Whether it was because I had too many expectations for this book or because of something else entirely, unfortunately this book was not what I was expecting and failed to impress me.

The ending, ho
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Altered by Gennifer Albin, the sequel to Crewel, takes place right where the last one ended. Just to warn my readers, this review will have mild spoilers from the first book. After the final showdown of Crewel, Adelice, Jost and Erik find themselves in Earth, and quickly, they find that things are not what they expected. They meet some newcomers including the odd Kincaid, who seems to rule this world, and the dashing Dante. More about Adelice's powers are revealed and there are some other intere ...more
This one went by blazing fast. At last, we get some idea of where Arras and the whole weaving thing came from. (view spoiler)

Can't wait to get my hands on book 3!
"Adelice, a talented 16-year-old Spinster, leaves behind her life in Arras, along with brothers Jost and Erik, for the damaged Earth. There, she finds that her ability to weave the threads of life together is thwarted. She discovers gifted men called Tailors-beings who are able to alter and piece together the fabrics of individual lives. Erik hides the fact that he is a skilled Tailor, and Adelice is one of the rarest beings: both Spinster and Tailor. The story is about survival and romance (Ade ...more
Naban (hiatus)

I had so many expectations for this book. I can't even believe this is a continuation of Crewel World.

Second book syndrome at its best.

*Annoying love triangle
*Slow pacing
*Underdeveloped characters I could care less about
*A plot that simply went downhill
*An annoying MC


But everything else was good. 1.5 off for characters
Cris Lightwood
4'5/5. Dios, debo admitir que no esperaba que está segunda parte fuera tan buena como ha sido. Me lo ha encantado leerla y me ha gustado mucho el giro de trama después del primer libro. Estoy deseando que llegue el tercero pronto *. *
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Crewel presented the magic. Altered presented the science behind the magic. Sequel to the brilliantly written 'Crewel', 'Altered' serves as the perfect addition to the Crewel World series. Crewel showed us Arras. Altered shows the post-apocalyptic Earth, left barren and desolate by Arras' leeching. And it was a long time coming. Taking off where Crewel left off, continuing Adelice, Jost and Eric's journey on Earth.

By all extents

Entre dos mundos es la continuación de Las tejedoras de destinos, un libro que me gustó mucho por su originalidad y complejidad y se convirtió en uno de mis favoritos por tratar un mundo distópico totalmente diferente. Esta segunda parte, aunque menos, también me ha gustado, pero creo que al igual que me pasó con Delirios, segunda parte de Susurros, al transcurrir en otro lugar me ha quitado lo que más me gustaba del primer libro, en este caso creo que no
Apr 19, 2013 Emily marked it as to-read
YESSS!!! Finally!
Jen  (Today in Jen's Library)
Absolutely brilliant.

The sequel to Crewel, this continues the struggle for Adelice to defeat the Guild, make allies on Earth and figure out her relationship with Jost. After landing on Earth, they find that they've been told lies about its desolation (or lack thereof). They encounter Kincaid, a sort of mob boss with his own goon squad. Erik, Jost's brother, figures prominently in a love triangle that is resolved within the scope of the book.

The world building in this story is flat out amazing. T

What the frock? Seriously. What the frock was Gennifer Albin thinking while she wrote this book? I am shaking my head, I'm irritated and I am refraining from chucking this suck fest into my bedroom wall.
The story started out strongly. Picking up right where Crewel left off. I was actually enjoying it and I liked how she tied in real history. That was neat. But then she makes Jost and Adelice have the most asinine argument ever and then turns Adelice into a complete and utter ho ba
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Altered..... Altered..... Altered.... oh how you had me on the edge of my seat yelling and screaming how cruel are you????????? Okay a little dramatic but WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ??????????????? Man I have to say that I loved Crewel and the whole spinsters weave space and time but Altered was like stepping into another world. I mean man Adelice got it bad because she has all these choices and decisions she has to make and she has no clue on who to trust. She knows that freedom came with a p ...more
Received an ARC in a contest on Cuddlebuggery.

Yep, a three star rating. It is a solid three star rated book. The world in the book wasn't as vivid to me as in Crewel. Lots of holes in description that left me not able to mentally bring up the surroundings of the characters beyond a dark, blue hued, desolated, land with things resembling computer cables blocking out the sky.

I am not a fan of "teenage love triangles" and one is really enforced in this book. I am starting to really dislike the main
K.M. Montemayor
This series reminds me of the Hunger Games and the Giver. At the beginning of book two, Adelice, Jost, and Erik find themselves on a desolate, alternate, post World War II Earth. The author describes it just as it would seem in sewing: an interface with the ugly threads on the back side of the stitching hanging down. These strands are difficult for Adelice to weave and she inadvertently brings down an aeroship as soon as she arrives.

Arras is directly on top of Earth, so Earth gets very little su
Brad Sells
This review is entirely spoiler free, even if you haven't read book one, Crewel.

Altered is dazzling, epic sequel that had me in moments of suspense and others loving to explore this new exotic world with Adelice. Gennifer Albin nailed it with this sequel.

After the mind-blowing ending of Crewel, the circumstances have changed, and everything is deceptive and dangerous. Albin does a fantastic job at building upon this new world and developing the characters even further. It's so interesting to s
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