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Discovery (Altera Realm Book one)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Syney Andrews has secrets—she just doesn’t know she has them. She spent the last eighteen years in the human realm with her adoptive parents unaware of her real powers and role in Altera Realm.

Altera Realm has been at war for well over a century and is connected to the Human Realm by a portal and no human knows it exists. It is home to the five old and great races—Magic U
Paperback, 447 pages
Published May 19th 2013 by Createspace (first published January 1st 2013)
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Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Lines “But you will, my dear. Yours is a great destiny. I’ve seen your future, and it’s so beautiful.”

“All she knew for certain was she felt completely safe with Hunter—the wolf and the man.”
“The only thing he knew for certain anymore was that this girl was going to be the death of him, and there was no way he could live without her. Not a very good outlook on their future.”

“He had missed this. The annoying girl who got under his skin. He missed her.”

“That’s when he realized he would
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've stated before that I have a special fondness in may heart for YA that breaks the mold. Discovery doesn't just break it, but somehow creates a new mold that is unique and beautiful. Collins threw so many curve balls in this fast paced plot, I stopped trying to figure out what was going to happen on the next page and just relished the feeling of entering a whole new dimension of the genre while getting to know the characters and having my heart broken too many times to count. Bravo, Mrs. Coll ...more
3.5 / 4 Stars

I'll have to give the author this, I spent quite a bit of time thinking "WTH?" which kept me reading this even when these characters really started to get to me...and not always in a good way. I waffled so much with Syney, although the others had me sitting on the fence too. I wasn't sure if I loved them or hated them, but came to realize it was their choices and decisions that made me want to bang my head against the wall. Which is a good thing, cause how this book ended made me so
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it

The tale is constantly shifting perspectives between characters. and has a lot of twists and turns. Even though there were various typical paranormal beings (shape-shifters, Lycins, vampires, magic users) they were unique in their personalities, and their abilities as well. I found myself enjoying the stories of each of them.

Altera a world Magic, a world that has been at war for far too long that it's races and a divisions of classes and race had is a so much of animosity.

Syney, Andrews the
Librarian Judith
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Welcome to the Altera Realm, a world that lives alongside our own, albeit in another dimension so to speak. Syney was born in that realm, the last of a line of rulers. Her mother, in order that the line might continue, sent her out of time and place--to the human realm in the future, where Syney is discovered and adopted by a human couple, not knowing anything of her past or the fact that at 18 she comes into magical powers--and is the Chosen One who is prophesized to bringing the discordant par ...more
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What an exhilarating read! The pace is perfect; forcing you to keep turning the page, but also drawing out the suspense. Plus the plot and character development is superb. I'd recommend this to readers interested in a thrillingly dramatic fantasy novel that pulls you in and makes you wish it will never end. ...more
Kim Jackson
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome fantasyland with a little cliff hanger ending.
Elana Banks
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this novel and can't wait to read the rest! There were only a few minor things I didn't like about it. Great read! ...more
Melanie Marsh
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am seriously in love with this series. I don’t know exactly what it is, but I have fallen in love with the Altera Realm and its inhabitants. Obviously, some of them are assholes, which is true for any world, but overall, I think the world that Collins has built here is unique and engaging in a way that I have not seen before. She has built a world full of beings are so unique from each other in not only their personalities, but their abilities as well. I keep forgetting that this is a made up ...more
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*I received an eCopy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I was really excited to dive into this book upon reading the blurb. It falls into some of my most beloved categories young adult with some paranormal elements. I really did enjoy this book however it was a little tough for me to get into at first. I've only just begun reading books written in the third person. It used to be I struggled connecting with the characters because I couldn't see their world through their eyes. Discov
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jennifer Collins has written a thrilling saga that even readers who are not fans of "gothic, young adult...fantasy" will love. At its core lies a timeless story of forbidden romance and young adults coming of age. Toss in some tragedy, an evil queen, and astonishing magic and you have a truly engaging page-turner. Collins draws the large cast of characters well, making them memorable as the point of view shifts throughout the tale. As the first of a trilogy, t
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, first-reads
How would you feel if you wake up one day to find out that you are the 'chosen one'? That's what happened to Syney Andrews. She awakes to discovery that she is the last child of a royal bloodline and has magical powers. And her journey is just beginning.

The concept of this story is well written. However, the actual story line makes no sense at times, and I felt like the author included things just to include them.

Although it was a nice book to read, I would not recommend it to a friend.
Jill Winhold
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started this book less than 12 hours ago, and I finished it. I couldn't put it down. The characters are so well-developed, I truly felt their pain when they were hurt and smiled when they were happy. It has a lot of different pieces, but they all add so much to the story! I definitely recommend this book. I just started #2! ...more
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I am an avid reader of just about anything (even the dreaded non-fiction), a high school English teacher, and a writer. I write because I have to not because I want to. Discovery is the first novel in the Altera Realm trilogy, my first published novel. Feel free to ask any questions and check out my website for some awesome extras!

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