Thursday 27 October 2022

Altered Helix by Stephanie Hansen Blog Tour

 There are moments where I just need a short story to entertain me.

Sometimes it's purely because I have a lack of time and there are those days where I fancy reading but I just haven't got the concentration for a full blow novel.

Altered Helix was the perfect book to help me out of a reading slump, as well as being ideal for the Halloween season.


I didn’t want to take the traditional path. First, I wasn’t ready for college. Second, I was going to live with my best friend, Tiff, and work at the Haunted House. Third, did I mention the hot guy Josh that works there too?

The most exciting thing about Austria’s new job, at a local haunted house, was the fact that the toughest looking people screamed the loudest. But when she meets the boy without a home, Josh, Austria's life takes intriguing and eventful turns. Up until now, Josh has managed to hang with his Street crowd, but they’re in danger, and so is Austria, the girl Josh recently fell for. The group finds themselves joining forces with previously considered enemies who also now find themselves in danger.

This was definitely an interesting start to a series. 

There are two other books in the set in case you want to look them up: Stranded Coil, Parelleled Bond

Altered Helix is what I'd describe as a YA Paranormal story.

Short in length, I think I can safely say that it is a novella.

In my opinion, it is more suited for teens/younger adults. A coming of age tale mixed in with an element of the supernatural. As I said perfect for the season, it has an underlying spooky tension throughout it all.

As with other shorter stories, I felt the book to be sort of rushed, with more character development needed but I have faith that the author will begin to add more of this in subsequent books.

The concept of the tale is what I'd describe as unique, the ideas put across were quite descriptive, mysterious. A lot of it I couldn't have guessed was going to happen. My main complaint about it all was that for me personally, the delivery needed a bit more maturity behind it.

With subsequent books to read, I'm looking forward to see more from all of the characters with hopefully more complexities to the tale arising. 

Not forgetting more romance!

Over all I think Altered Helix held my attention enough to make me want to continue with the series. It definitely has the potential to excite and entertain.

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