Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Altered 3
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Series: Lycanaeris #3
Heroes: Matt & Thomas
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 166 pages
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Settling into his new life in Cornwall is a little more difficult for Matt than it is for the others. Considering the fact he now lives with 3 couples, he’s feeling more lonely than ever. But when they get a call to help hid someone, Matt’s life is about to take a surprising turn. Thomas never expected the work his politician mother did would ever be dangerous but when he’s turned into an altered as a threat to her, he realizes his life will never be the same. Especially when one of the altereds that are sheltering him turns out to be his mate. Unfortunately, Matt’s only been with women and Thomas is still trying to get used to being an altered. Will they be able to come to terms with the changes in their lives before the danger strikes again?
Oh, how I LOVED this series! I just can’t get enough of these characters. It was awesome to get back to it and see Jordan, Daniel, Sam and Ash again. Matt and Thomas, though, may be my favorites. I loved that while Matt’s only ever been with women, he didn’t make a huge deal about having Thomas as a mate. I also really liked that their altereds fit each other and how easily Thomas was able to control his. It was interesting to see how the dynamics within Matt’s small group has changed. Everyone is so much closer now and there’s rarely any tensions left like there were in the first book and some in the second book.
I absolutely loved this book but I’m still left wondering what happens now. Everything’s come out in the open but are things really going to change? Will altereds stop being discriminated against? Feared? At least for now hunted but I wanted a little more clarification on how the general population was taking altereds being so out there now.
In the end, this was a phenomenal series. I adored, adored, adored Thomas and Matt’s story and I’m so glad we finally got Matt’s! I’m sad to see the series end (and hope Ms. Jacobs at least considers writing a few short stories so we can see these characters again) but it definitely ended on a high note. If you’re looking for a unique, intriguing series with some action that’s a bit different from the ordinary shifter story, definitely give this one a go because it’s not a series to miss!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*