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Altered Helix #3

Paralleled Bond

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When the only option left means losing someone you love, you have no options. How could you, how could you save one person you care about, when doing so would harm another? What if they weren’t even letting you choose but choosing for you? You’d have to intervene without letting them know, right?

To be an Altered Helix and put others in danger is the new reality for Austria. Luckily someone’s there to catch her when she falls, Josh, and fall she does, in love that is. While witnessing her family being put in danger, Austria’s haunted house family grows. Now that Austria has found a way to defeat Mutant Altered Helixes after her, a dangerous stream of events occur to those around her. Just when the family has finally come together, could they be ruined?

The amazing conclusion to the Altered Helix series, Paralleled Bond displays the results when polar opposites come together for the greater good.

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Published July 14, 2020

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Stephanie Hansen

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Author 6 books1,823 followers
December 7, 2022
Summary –

In this epic conclusion, will Austria have to choose between her family and her love for Josh? Just when things seem to be going in one direction, calamity bullrushes Austria and she’s scrambling for answers. Her family is in jeopardy and those closest to her are in grave danger. Can she prevent what’s to come by joining forces for the greater good?

Narrator’s overall voice –

Carolyn A. Lee’s voice has character all its own and it’s a pleasure to listen to her narrate this story.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, Carolyn A. Lee fits the characters, especially the teens. She’s a gifted narrator who uses inflection to match what’s going on in the story.

Narrator’s reading style –

Carolyn A. Lee has a reading style that is immersive, but with plenty of twists and turns to keep the listener engrossed in the story.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Carolyn A. Lee has an inherent skill to draw a listener/reader in. She takes what is one of the most original stories I’ve ever read and makes it come alive.

Narrator’s pacing –

Her pacing is flawless and enriches the listening experience.

Audiobook flow –

She allows the audiobook to unfold naturally with plenty of dialogue, action, and romance.

What makes this audiobook unique –

Carolyn A. Lee and Stephanie Hansen partner up to bring readers/listeners one of the best YA books I’ve ever heard/read. The plot is fast-moving which adds to the exhilaration while listening. Her narration brings this epic conclusion alive, like a streaming series. Brilliant from start to finish.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

A thousand times yes!

My Rating: 5+ stars

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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Author 3 books43 followers
May 15, 2023
A beautiful ending to the Altered Helix series! :-)
I really enjoyed the “fantasy triller” part of the story, and the romance in this last book was a joy to read. I'm just sad that it ended so quickly.
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921 reviews7 followers
August 31, 2020
I loved this SciFi Romance Novella Trilogy!!! I laughed, I swooned, I was on the edge of my seat, and I cried. Who would have thought three little books could have had such an impact on my emotions?! I enjoyed every minute of it.

This last novella was very intense and emotional!! It wrapped up the story perfectly!
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149 reviews3 followers
August 7, 2020
Paralleled Bond is the third book in the Altered Helix series. It's the best ending this series can have! Stephanie Hansen showed off with this ending. She is a young writer and very passionate about what she does. You don't have to read the entire series to understand the plot of this book.
Austria is a teenager who has a special gift, she is an Altered Helix. This particularity makes her embark on a special mission and put all the people that are important to her at risk. Her whole world is in danger now. She must choose whether to save her beloved Josh or her family. Will she be able to find the right path and save everyone she loves?
This book is a small story in itself, and I say small because it only has 38 pages, I devoured it in just two hours. It is a youth story with a very well developed narrative, I felt inside the story from the first moment.
It is a science fiction novel with a well-constructed plot and a closed ending. It does not leave details to chance. The author manages to simplify the story, while remaining a fascinating tale.
I loved this book, and I recommend reading the entire series. You will not be disappointed.
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358 reviews7 followers
August 5, 2020
What a ride! “Paralleled Bond” is the name of this amazing book written by Stephanie Hansen. It is the third book in the Altered Helix series. The title is really good, because it is mysterious and it makes you want to find out what it really means. This fiction book is written for a general audience.

This fascinating book is about Austria and Josh, who are in love and fight against the Mutant Altered Helixes to protect Austria´s family. One of the strongest things about the book is the plot, which is exciting and unusual and this called my attention when I choose this novel. Also, it has a good story line that it’s easy to follow and you feel inside the story.

All in all, this is a remarkable story which make me read the entire book in two days, something really unusual for me. It’s an easy read and I would say it’s perfect for taking on holiday. I would definitely recommend reading it. You won’t regret!

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748 reviews8 followers
August 7, 2020
To put it simple, this is a fantastic novel

Again, Stephanie Hansen has penned an absorbing and compelling novel. “Paralleled Bond” is the third novella in the series “Altered Helix”. I truly loved this trilogy!
As the saying goes: “the opposites attract each other”. With this third part, you will see that Austria and Josh come together for a common purpose. On Austria´s side, she strives to defend her family from danger. Luckily, Josh is there for her. What a nice and admirable duet.
As I mentioned above, this novel is very absorbing. Stephanie´s writing style is so exquisite that I was glued to the pages. This story is A rollercoaster of emotions! There are lots of unexpected twists and turns among characters and in every chapter, too. With some scenes, I was on the alert and felt at the edge of my seat. It is a dynamic and exciting reading. I recommend this novella to avid readers. Surely, they will fall in love with this reading.

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698 reviews7 followers
August 8, 2020

Written for teenagers or young adults, this fictional book is the third installment of the Altered Helix series. However, you don’t need to have read the other two in order to understand the storyline underlying.
The plot is an unusual one; it is mysterious, very creative and, at the same time, romantic. It is written in a dialogue based form and the main characters, Austria and Josh, are extremely well depicted. They are in love and fight against the Mutant Altered Helixes to protect Austria's family. You will feel near them due to the vivid descriptionS of their actions, adventures and daily routines.
I usually lose attention easily and that is why I love novels with dialogues in it since it makes it easier for me to get involved in the story. That is one of the reason why I picked this tale. Besides, this book is not so long, the author has done an amazing job condensing a story in a few pages. I totally recommend it!
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111 reviews
July 16, 2020
This was a very quick read and and wrapped up the Altered Helix series. I enjoyed following this creative story of another world and a population of people with DNA that made them targets. I liked the ending and can’t wait to see what is next for this author!
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Author 2 books261 followers
August 18, 2020
Great conclusion to an exciting series! The writing is as stunning as the cover. My daughter and are both fans of this series.
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671 reviews17 followers
August 8, 2020
What a lovely cover! It will certainly attract many readers. It caught my attention at first sight. “Paralleled Bond” is the third book in the Altered Helix series, written by Stephanie Hansen. It is a short book, perfect to enjoy during an afternoon.
I found it to be as good as the previous one. The narrative is exquisite. I enjoyed the author’s writing style very much. Written in the first person, this tale makes you feel as if you are part of the story. This story has romance and suspense.
Characters are very well portrayed and developed. Moreover, the plot is carefully thought about and the author goes straight to the point, avoiding being wordy and making this a short but enjoyable read.
I am giving this book five stars out of five because it is enjoyable, entertaining and very captivating. I would certainly recommend reading Parallel Bond.
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Author 1 book49 followers
September 23, 2020
This is the shortest and quickest read of the three in the series. I do not have alot to say about this individual story since it was so short.
I will say it felt like the author was just tieing up all the loose ends to complete the series. It was alittle disjointed at times because she was in such a hurry to get to the finale and the pivotal boss battle for lack of better words. I feel it Stephanie needed to give it more time and not rush through it. We waited so long to get to this point and then it was just over in the blink of an eye. It felt like a let down to have all that build up and not get the payoff the readers deserved.
Overall I was disappointed with this conclusion to the series, and I am sad to say this since I was hoping for so much more after reading book two.
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664 reviews27 followers
September 20, 2020
First I would like to state that I have received this book through goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. This book was a very interesting read. It pulls you in and keeps you wanting more. I would recommend this book to others. It is a very good read
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724 reviews4 followers
November 6, 2020
Simply amazing ending

I often feel novellas don't have enough included but I felt like this series was a perfect novella. I especially enjoyed the ending.
I won this book thru a goodreads.com giveaway.
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