Altered Reality

Altered Reality

by Eliza Green

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BN ID: 2940045419819
Publisher: Eliza Green
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Series: Exilon 5 Series , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 175,700
File size: 343 KB

About the Author

Eliza Green tried her hand at fashion designing, massage, painting, and even ghost hunting, before finding her love of writing. She often wonders if her desire to change the ending of a particular glittery vampire story steered her in that direction (it did). After earning her degree in marketing, Eliza went on to work in everything but marketing, but swears she uses it in everyday life, or so she tells her bank manager. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, she lives there with her sci-fi loving, evil genius best friend. When not working on her next amazing science fiction adventure, you can find her reading, indulging in new food at an amazing restaurant or simply singing along to something with a half decent beat.

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Altered Reality 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
CompulsionReads More than 1 year ago
It’s 2163 and the Earth is dying. The air quality has degraded so badly that humans are forced to wear special breathing masks if they dare to venture outdoors. Dangerously cold weather and lack of housing adds to the stress on the population. In an attempt to save the human race the World Government has found a planet that it’s terraforming for mass migration. Exilon 5 is the now the only hope for human survival.  Unfortunately, people being people, the population of Exilon 5 has already started to deplete the resources on their new home. Unwilling to let the human species die out, the World Government has invested a lot of time and money into helping humans adapt to their new home. These experiments have produced an entirely new species called indigenes. These advanced people with psychic abilities and super human senses have taken to the caves of Exilon 5 and created their own peaceful community. Now the World Government wants to wipe out the original indigenes and create an even more advance species. Humans Bill Taggart and Laura O’Halloran along with indigene Stephen are teaming up to uncover the secrets that the government is trying to hide from the population.  The nefarious plans of the government are slowly hinted at throughout the book, leaving the reader wondering what’s going to be revealed next.  Author Eliza Green has crafted a complex story that addresses multiple themes, from the ethics of genetic alterations, to government manipulations, overconsumption of resources and the importance of protecting our humanity while the world is disintegrating.  Green has done a lovely job of creating a new species of beings that are likeable and intriguing. The indigenes are fascinating creatures that I quickly became invested in. The irony of the World Government attempting to biologically advance the human race even as the indigenes battle their own physiological progress was not lost on me. In fact, it’s a little comical in a slightly twisted way.  Altered Reality is book two in The Exilon 5 series. It could be read as a standalone book, but I would strongly encourage you to start with Becoming Human so that you can experience all of the mystery and surprises on your own.  Overall Altered Reality is an entertaining read for fans of science fiction. Green’s world building and government scheming will keep many readers’ interest peaked as they explore the futuristic landscape of Exilon 5 and Earth.  (This book was provided to Compulsion Reads for review by the author.)
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Filled with the same tumultuous style and multi-layered sub-plots as its predecessor, Altered Reality by Eliza Green follows Becoming Human and takes us deeper into the world of the Indigenes vs the Humans in a battle for survival. Lives hang in the balance, sanity is pushed to the limits and the selfish desires of the few and powerful continue to threaten the existence of the Indigenes. Has a way to “create” hybrid Indigenes been perfected and will it be used against them? Will the evil genius behind the push to annihilate the Indigenes succeed? Will Exilon 5 become another planet destined to be used and abused by humans and their excesses? Only if humans and Indigenes can learn to trust and work together, can there be peace and a chance for true survival. Eliza Green brings excitement and a true feeling of urgency to the flurry of activity from all directions in her well-written tale. The chaos becomes real, the emotions are clearly felt and each character rounds out this riveting tale to perfection! Ms. Green spares nothing as she weaves scene after scene with precision, so pay attention, you won’t want to miss a single page of this "middle child" of the trilogy. I received a copy of Altered Reality from Eliza Green in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the third book!
I-love-good-scifi More than 1 year ago
story line was quite good, definitely read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago