Book Review: The Altered: Evolution (The Altered #3)


Greetings all you bibliophiles!

How’s it going? I can’t complain much. Next semester of grad school for librarianship is coming up for me, but I’ve still got a couple weeks left to enjoy my bookish freedom.

Speaking of which, I finished another book! This time I read The Altered: Evolution (The Altered #3) by Maria DeVivo.

I’ve been binging this series for the past week or so and have been loving it! I even got to interview the talented author herself (you can check that out here), so you can only imagine my excitement to finish this great trilogy of epic zombie proportions.

If you’d like to start from the beginning of this series, my review links are below. Otherwise, let’s get this book review started!

Series Links

Book Review: The Altered (The Altered #1)

Book Review: The Altered Plague Within (The Altered #2)





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The Review

Wow, wow, WOW!

This conclusion to The Altered series totally blew my mind!

Griffin and Jarod have escaped Plum Island and Dr. Traegor, only to find that they’re too late. The world has changed yet again with a new wave of the Zorna flu, but who is left, and can this apocalypse even be stopped? With no other option, Jarod and Griffin flee to Florida, back where it all began.

Okay, so what really worked for me was the plot and premise of this installment. The gloves are truly off. There are no more reassimilation centers, no group meetings for the Altered, no bandages and kisses from your mom, nothing! Everything is chaos. I also loved that this series came back full circle and now Griffin has to go back where it all started. There’s something poetic about that, and it really worked for me.

Griffin and Jarrod have been changed. To what is the main mystery, and there’s some serious cause for concern. This made the book move along, and I think Griffin did everything he truly could to contain his infected nature.

Jarrod on the other hand embraced his brutal rage and complicated things many a time. I liked the constant tension this created between him and Griffin.

Griffin truly came to terms with everything in this novel, and that really fulfilled what I was hoping would happen.

The plot was great with lots of action. Griffin and Jarrod are heading hundreds of miles through a zombie-infested wasteland, so there are plenty of dangerous battles, traps, and discoveries along the way. I like that we finally got to experience a long romp in the outside untamed world and the desperation that comes along with it.

And that ending? All the feels!

If you love the living dead, you’ve gotta get your hands on this series. It’s truly amazing!



That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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    • Haha, I needed every single ones of those wow’s! This really put DeVivo on the map for me. Me too, it’s so much easier and I know I won’t forget. Thank you! I just ordered my textbooks the other day.

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