Title: The Altered 3
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Publisher: Annabelle Jacobs
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Paranormal M/M Romance
Matt is a single shifter living in a house full of couples. It’s not that he begrudges his friends their happiness—especially after everything they’ve been through—but he wants someone for himself. He wants a mate. Living out in the Cornish countryside there seems little chance of him finding one.
Thomas’s life has recently been changed for ever. Newly altered, he finds himself in danger as his mother, a prominent politician, works to put a stop to the mistreatment of altereds and bring those responsible to justice.
To keep him safe, Thomas is sent to Cornwall where Matt and his friends offer him refuge until he can return to his home in London. Despite the circumstances surrounding his arrival, Thomas and Matt bond in a way neither of them were expecting. They struggle to come to terms with what this might mean for their future once the threat is eliminated.
This book is a continuation of the world that Ms. Jacobs had created. Where paranormals were suspect and held for testing and experiments. Where humans could be altered to become "something" that was hated and feared by other humans.
Thomas has just been altered. He's the son of a politician, a woman who is strongly advocating for the rights of altereds - trying to convince the public that they are no more a menace to society than anybody else. Through a series of various secret dealings he ends up staying with the group we've met before, in Cornwall. It's only supposed to be until his mother and her friends have worked out a way to get the proof they need that experimentation and changing humans is still being done.
Matt has always known he was an anomaly - an altered who couldn't shift. At times it always made him feel left out and...useless, even though his best friend Daniel has never made him feel that way. He longs for a mate of his own, but when he talks to Daniel about it, his friend figures he is wanting a female. After all, Matt is straight. At least until he meets Thomas.
In this book the problems with the scientists has got worse. The serum given to altereds has been adjusted and tweaked so that people can actually be forced to shift. That actually turns out to be useful at one point, but it is still a scary thing for anyone to have control over.
What was well done is the tying up of all lose ends. There is a lot more politics in this last book of the series - evidence of corruption at a government level and so much more. The Epilogue was a beautiful indication of just how far everyone in the Cornwall estate had adapted and found, not only the love they were looking for, but a start on the road to societal acceptance.
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The Altered by Annabelle Jacobs
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Length: 286 pages
Twenty years ago the UK’s water supply was contaminated with an experimental pathogen, Lycanaeris, causing widespread panic across the nation. Terrorism was suspected but never proven, and when nothing happened--no epidemic, no unexplained illnesses--the whole episode was written off as an elaborate hoax. But Lycanaeris was selective. Only those of a certain age, and with a specific gene in their DNA were infected. Time would reveal the pathogen’s true nature, when those susceptible grew up Altered.
Daniel is one of thousands forced to hide his altered status by living a quiet life. He’s not like the others, though. Daniel can’t help looking so distinctive or being able to see every altered for what they really are. To those abducting altereds, that skill makes him valuable.
For Jordan, shifting from human to wolf means living under the radar to avoid unwanted attention. Meeting Daniel complicates matters. Daniel’s existence is a threat to Jordan and his friends, but Jordan can’t seem to shake the strange connection between them. When danger threatens, there’s little time for Daniel and Jordan to work out their feelings before lives are at stake.