Forged (Altered Series)


Before Anna and Sam, there was Dani and Sam.

There’s one rule that all Branch operatives must live by: No attachments.When Dani O’Brien entered the Branch, she planned to trade her freedom so that her family could have a better life. But joining up with the mysterious organization is more than she bargained for. Branch head Connor watches over her closely–too closely. The training is brutal, the experiments are secret, and the missions promise to be anything but ordinary. The only thing getting Dani through each day is the hope that she’ll run into Sam–a young man, about her age, who wears the world on his shoulders.

The Phoenix’s Perspective

I don’t know what to say about this one. I thought knowing more about Dani would give me an even better understanding of the Altered series – the kind that only comes from knowing the back story.

I was wrong. I found that this 41-page ebook did nothing to enhance my understanding/enjoyment of the Altered I was actually thrown by it.  Not only did it feel rapidly pieced together, but it also seemed like a carbon-copy of the situations we saw Anna go through in Altered.

Although it is nice to see the beginning through Dani’s eyes, but I think the series could have continued without this prequel because there was no real backstory given. The information given about Dani doesn’t change how little we really know of her experiences nor does it explain why/how she disappeared before the events that occur in the first book of the series (Altered).

Would I add it to the library?

No – I would not recommend buying the book, even though it is only $1.99. However, being an avid book collector, I don’t feel right collecting a series of books and leaving one out. Already having Altered and Erased in my library, it seemed like not adding Forged would just be awkward.


Genre: Fiction – sci-fi, short stories
ISBN: 9780316283991
Rating:  meh

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