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Review: Erased

ErasedTitle: Erased
Author: Jennifer Rush
Series: Altered, #2
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction
Publication Information: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, 2014

After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam’s rules:

Don’t draw attention to yourself.

Always carry a weapon.

Know your surroundings.

Watch your back.

When memories from Anna’s old life begin to resurface—and a figure from her childhood reappears—Anna’s loyalties are tested. Is it a Branch set-up, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for?

Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased in the first place?

(Summary from Goodreads)

I loved this one as much as I loved the first one. Erased continued in the same suspenseful vein as Altered as Anna and the boys continue to be on the run. In addition, Anna is now having memories from her childhood, which she’s trying to piece together without being caught by the Branch. As one would hope, lots of twists and turns ensue.

My favorite part of the book was watching Anna and Nick’s relationship develop. Nick is as curmudgeonly as ever (<33), but he’s still protective of Anna, and we get to learn why as the book goes on. Nick remains my favorite character, but Cas was good for a lot of comic relief, something that’s much needed when one is on the run from the government, I suppose.

I’m really, really looking forward to the next book, because I need more Nick in my life. If you liked Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza, the Altered series would be a good fit for you.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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