Avenged is the second book in the Altered series by Marnee Blake. In the first book, Altered, an entire small town comes down with a sort of flu like virus overnight with only a few people surviving the sickness. Those that survived find that they had gained super human powers and were then being chased by those responsible for experimenting on their small town.
Avenged picks up three months after the end of Altered. Kitty Laughton has been held prisoner during the time that has passed by the mad scientist responsible for the virus. Kitty has been injected, poked, prodded and tested on a daily basis. Finally help is on it’s way in the form of special ops soldier Nick Degrassi.
The Altered series is a fast paced suspenseful fantasy type of read with a bit of romance thrown into the mix. The first book focused on the relationship between Blue and Seth after the virus had hit all the while having a ton of action while all of the characters went on the run.
With Avenged the only thing that changed from the first book is the couple that is the main focus. The action and fast paced were still there and this turned out to be just as enjoyable of a read as the first. The characters are still dealing with the powers that they have achieved while trying to keep anyone else from having to become experiments.
Nick was a sexy take charge military man while Kitty is the innocent small town girl. The pair worked well together in the midst of all the chaos of dealing with the aftermath of the escape and what had happened with the powers. Another great read in this series that mixes romance into all the action.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.