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(Crewel World #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  4,770 ratings  ·  565 reviews
After a daring escape to Earth from Arras, sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys thought she would finally be in control of her own destiny. But Earth is not abandoned, as she'd always been taught it was. It's inhabited by survivors waging a war against Arras, and Adelice is being called upon to harness her phenomenal power and help win a deadly war. But nothing on Earth is as it ...more
Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed, own, arc
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 (the infinite limits of love)
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♔ VEE ♔
Now a cover whoa whoa whoa lets not get ahead of ourselves here!

Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
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.
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopia-sci-fi
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
Oct 25, 2015 rated it liked it
"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
Nov 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tabea Vanessa
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 stars without a question!
I love this world so so much. It’s so creative and thought out. Also the characters are amazing. I love Erik! I don’t understand why more people aren’t reading this...
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
These Violent Delights (Robin)
Well I am so proud of myself for continuing a series I have started.

Full review to come.
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Ursula Uriarte
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, favorite-series

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
Jen Ryland
*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
Apr 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 23%. It's just so different from the first book and I just wasn't into it. It had such a different feel to it and failed to captivate me. ...more
Dec 20, 2013 rated it did not like it

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
Mar 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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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!
Nicole Wang
Aug 07, 2013 rated it liked it

But everything else was good. 1.5 off for characters
Apr 19, 2013 marked it as to-read
YESSS!!! Finally!
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely an improvement over Crewel, although the romance with Jost was still unbearable. Thankfully, (view spoiler) was better developed, and therefore more believable, (view spoiler). The plot was more engaging this time around, too (save for a few times when it felt like the characters were accomplishing a lot of nothing), and I really like the way Alb ...more
Cecily Kyle
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this novel in the series more than the first. However, it had a lot of holes that I couldn't ignore which just gave me questions. When I put that aside, the story itself was good but predictable young adult teen relationships and expected outcomes to situations.
I liked it enough that I will definitely be finishing the series
Decent read!
Addie  H.
I was so excited to started Altered. So excited. I read Crewel in basically a day (and did the same thing with Altered), so I hoped going in that Altered would be the same breath of fresh air that Crewel was.

I was wrong.

This isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy Altered. I did. Clearly, because I read it in a day. It didn’t grab me the way that Crewel did, though. It didn’t have the same sense of uniqueness and depth that I felt Crewel had.

Altered was definitely a border book. I struggled with where to
Ugh. The first was good and this has its moments but otherwise it's love triangle angst and bad, bad science. ...more
Oct 09, 2017 added it
Shelves: ala-2013, 2017
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 Crewel are still here, though, so don't fret.

Altered picks up
K.M. Montemayor
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
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
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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 exten
Brad Sells
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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