Friday, August 14, 2020

Check It Out: The Altered


The Altered by Maria DeVivo 
Young Adult Horror

Griffin King is an ordinary high school senior dealing with typical teenage issues - a bratty little sister, overbearing parents, an obnoxious best friend, and the unrequited love of his long-time crush. But when a virus suddenly infects a large portion of the population, Griffin soon finds himself on the opposite side of the proverbial horror story. After months of roaming the broken landscape of the city as an infected person, a cure is found and a mass injection of antiserum is administered to the diseased, causing Griffin to become one of the ALTERED, a small group of ‘ex-infecteds’ who have been cured, but changed. Now he must learn how to start his life anew - suppressing his need to consume human flesh, and living among an angry post-apocalyptic society where race, gender, and religion don’t matter anymore. Welcome to the new world. A world where people like him – people altered like him – are the minority. 

5 out of 5 fairies

The Altered is one book you won't want to put down. It starts off with a bang, and is well paced. You get drawn in before you even realize it's happening, and before you know it hours have passed! A brilliant twist on the typical zombie story, I highly recommend this to zombie and horror lovers alike.

Where to buy: Amazon

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

About the Author: Maria is the Author of the Amazon best selling and Award winning series The Coal Elf Chronicles, and the YA Psychological Horror novel, The Altered. When not writing about dark fantasy and horror, she teaches Language Arts and Journalism to middle school students in Florida. A lover of all things dark and demented, she takes pleasure in warping the comfort factor in her reader’s minds. Just when you think you’ve reached a safe space in her stories, she snaps you back into her twisted reality. 

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