Secrets of the Unaltered by Leti Del Mar

Secrets of the Unaltered (Confederation #2)Secrets of the Unaltered by Leti Del Mar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the second in the Confederation series and is a YA Dystopian romance. Flynn Rivers and Rose Dartmoor are returning to the Capital of the Confederation called Citivas. They have joined the rebellion and are on a mission to infiltrate the records at the hospital and find out more about the genetically enhanced soldiers that they discovered near Eureka.

The City is full of people obsessed with their looks. They have their facial features altered for fashion. They also go to extreme lengths with colours to be fashionable. Whilst in the city, Rose’s father wants her to study medicine, an extremely bright learner, Rose believes this chance may help the rebel cause.

Flynn gets a job helping out in a botany lab and learns about plants as medicines, which will help the people who live unaltered lives. But they can’t find any records about the soldiers. What does the prison hide? Rose believes the prison has the answers and the pair go on a dangerous mission to the prison records room and discover just how far some of the genetic experiments have gone.

This is spine tingling tale about how far people will push for power, vanity and desperation. The story will continue in book three.

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Guest Author Harry Steinman

Today my guest is Harry Steinman, please join me in welcoming Harry to the blog, here are Harry’s answers;

Name: Harry Steinman

2) Where do you live?


3)When did you start writing?

First serious (for me) writing was age 14

4)What type of books do you like writing the most?

Don’t know yet. So far, written one book which is either sci-fi or literary fiction. Take your pick.

5)Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing.

1. Create your marketing strategy as you are writing. Figure out who will enjoy your book. Things like blurbs and covers should fit that profile.
2. Plan ahead for publishing. There are a slew of actions, especially submitting an ARC to reviewers, that must be planned months in advance.
3. Write daily. When people ask what you do, “I’m a writer.”

6)What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it?

“Dune” by Brian Herbert, for about the 20th time. One of my two all-time fave novels.

7)Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it.

“Little Deadly Things” (Description from Goodreads)

When abusive parents raise brilliant children, you might end up with a saint, or a killer…or one of each.

Little Deadly Things is the place where science meets the psyche, where humanity’s future is in the hands of a madwoman and the family that must stop her.

The seeds of an apocalyptic race–to save mankind or to destroy it–were sown in the earliest years of two scientists. Young Eva Rozen witnessed her sister’s brutal murder, and barely escaped with her life. She found refuge in the orderly world of science. Twenty-five years later, this master of nanotechnology is the world’s richest woman…and the most dangerous.

Marta Cruz also endured a troubled childhood. Her mother’s death and her father’s incarceration left her an orphan, and a crippling disease left her in pain. Marta’s refuge? A tropical rain forest where she discovers plants with miraculous healing properties under the tutelage of her shamanistic grandmother.

The two girls meet in high school and form an uneasy friendship that lasts through college. Eva wants power, profit–and Marta’s husband. She offers to fund Marta’s public health dreams in exchange for the ailing physician’s knowledge of plant-based medicines. Together, they build the world’s largest nanotech manufacturer.

When the unstable Eva has a psychotic break, and attacks the people who rely on her for survival, only Marta can stand between Eva and the death of millions. But Marta is a healer, not a fighter, and must rely on her husband and teenaged son, a boy who faces a life-or-death challenge well beyond his years.

Here is a chilling look at a future that is already on our doorstep–and a study of the two women who will decide the fate of mankind.

Little Deadly Things