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Land of the Unaltered

(Confederation #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Rose comes from the capital of the Confederation of Cities where its citizens live in luxury and the greatest fashion statement of all is being Altered. People change everything about the way they look as often as they do their hairstyle but Rose is different. Her position of privilege has made her an outcast and led her to suspect that something sinister is happening to t ...more
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Published June 18th 2013 by Rambaldi Press (first published June 11th 2013)
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Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Land of the Unaltered by Leti Del Mar is a Rambaldi publication released in June 2013.
This, a YA Dystopian novel.

Rose is from Civitas, the capitol of the Confederation. Her lineage is powerful with a grandfather that was the chancellor, a father that is a doctor and her mother the most famous socialite in the capitol. Rose could come become chancellor herself if her family was wiped out. The people of Civitas are nearly all altered. They change their physical appearance the way most people chang
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Land of the Unaltered takes place in a world where beauty is most definitely on the outside. Fashions come and go and as they come and go the people of this world will go through repeated plastic surgeries to keep up with the latest styles. Throwing in wild hair and eye colors to match as one would accessorize with a pair of shoes. (Honestly! At one point a character was mentio
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Check out the review here: In Between The Lines

I seemed to be in a Dystopian mood lately. Yes if you have read my blog I have been reading everything but I have been craving a dystopian read and I have been reading everyone I can get my hands on. This one is no different. I loved that the book was written in a dual POV. Both Rose and Flynn.

When I read the synopsis I didn’t know what to expect. Once I started reading I found it was a mix between Under the Never Sky and The Hunger Games. It was li
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Romance and mystery:

This was an easy read to get in to with a mix between young romance and the dystopian setting. There is a fair bit of mystery and intrigue as the two main characters, Rose and Flynn, make some startling discoveries whilst working in the forest outside of the city of Eureka and, these elements combined, made this an enjoyable read.

The premise of this story really intrigued me and Leti Del Mar generally delivers in this first book of the ‘Confederation’ series. Set in an unspec
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Land of the Unaltered by Leti Del Mar is a dystopian romance. The main characters, Rose and Flynn, 17 and 18, are both outsiders who find comfort and understanding with each other (eventually), once they have overcome their shyness and misunderstandings about each other.

Rose is from Civitas, which is a city (much like the Capital in Hunger Games) where there are basically two types of people, either shallow and flaky (like Rose's mother), endlessly altering themselves to be fashionable, or greed
Morphys Book Blog
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dystopian lovers
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Rose lives in Civitas, the capital of the Confederation where she stands out like a sore thumb because everyone alters their appearnce, not Rose though; it also doesn’t help that everyone gives her a wide berth due to who her father is.

She escapes to the Land of the Unaltered to stay with her aunt Ivy in hopes of being able to live a normal life without people looking at her with fear. This is where she meets Flynn *Sighs*. When she starts her job she has to work with him and their relationship
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Land of the Unaltered in set in a world where beauty is everything...artificial beauty that is. A world where hair and eye color are frequently changed to match outfits and plastic surgery is as common as going to the dentist. The country is called Civitas and a teen named Rose happens to be part of the ruling family. Rose's mother is the icon of being Altered, though Rose refuses to have any work done on herself. Hating Civitas and what it stands for, Rose leaves the city and joins her aunt Ivy ...more
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Title: Land of the Unaltered
Author: Leti Del Mar
Genre: Science Fiction

Main Character(s): Rose, Flynn, Aunt Ivy, Eric
Story: Rose is from the rich, capital city. Flynn is from Eureka, one of the cities that supplies the capital city. The people in the rich city alter themselves with plastic surgery to look fashionable. But Rose doesn't want to alter herself, so she moves to Eureka and lives with her Aunt Ivy. In Eureka she meets Flynn. Flynn doesn't like Rose at first, but eventually he starts to
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Where did I get the book: From the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.
My Rating: 4 Bookworms
My Review:
Rose is not the typical capital girl. No alterations, no aspirations to remain perfect for the rest of her life. She is determined to escape the trapped lifestyle forced upon her from her father and mother. Hiding away with her aunt for the summer she is determined to be normal for the first time in her life.
As someone that isn’t all that big on dystopian – I might just change my
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.

Rose leaves her pampered life in the capital to spend a summer with her Aunt. Del Mar does an amazing job of mixing the best parts of many dystopias to create this society. Rose's outlook on life changes as she works for Flynn, makes friends, and lives life outside of the fashion and surgery driven capital. While she was always "different" in the capital (never had the alteration surgeries like her friends and family) her entire outlook on the world is questioned as she lives i
Kat O'Riley
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have officially finished the book and I loved every bit of it. What I loved most about it was the development of Flynn and Roses relationship and their adventure they had after the transport broke down. It was exciting and entertaining. Flynn is such a sweetheart I blushed at the sweet things he said. And I love Roses character, she has a can do attitude which makes her very opptamistic and just fun to read about. You really brought these characters to life as well as the scenery! I could sme ...more
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
The writing process shines in this book! The plot line is very well done. This is a timely book as we live in a world where 'altering' is the obsession of men and women today. Rose is the opposite of the society she lives in. She doesn't wish to be artificially changed, due to the effects she has seen visited on her mother. Judged for her family name in the big city, she retreats to the country, where she meets Flynn. Their relationships growth is good for young adult readers so far.

I would have
Mary Lee
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I was so intrigued at how the story would play out, when I was in the middle, I skipped to the end and read the last chapter. I did go back and read it all but I just wanted to encourage people to hang in there and don't get too tempted to jump. There's a lot of interesting stuff you would miss.

This is a great story with a fascinating premise and believable characters. You get a bit attached to the characters and really care about what happens to them. It would be nice if the st
Rosie Amber
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced review copy of this book from the author and was delighted to read the story. A young adult romance set in a futuristic world where there is a liking to have repeated medical alterations. However there are people who don't want the high life of the city, Rose goes to live with her aunt to escape the world that her parents live in. She meets Flynn, but he refuses to be friendly. A romance blossoms, but what will become of their future? A great story with ...more
Jodi Woody
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of “Land of the Unaltered” by the author, Leti Del Mar, in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is intended as a YA and is definitely suitable for pre-teens and up. The story is based on a dystopian society that is obsessed with looking perfect and they are constantly being “altered”, but there are those who are unaltered who want freedom. The story speaks volumes about our own obsession with looks. Great read. I give it 5 stars as a YA, 4 for adult ...more
Courtney Gendreau
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is really a great book. See my full review here
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