Title: Land of the Unaltered
Series: Confederation Chronicles, Book 1
Author: Leti Del Mar
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian Romance
Publication Date: June 18th, 2013 by CreateSpace
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Rose comes from the capital of the confederation of Cities where it’s citizens live in luxury and the greatest fashion statement one can make is being Altered. People change everything about the way they look as often as they do their hairstyle but Rose is different. Her position of privilege has lead her to suspect something sinister is happening to the citizens and flees the capital along with her past in search of a fresh start far from home in the Land of the Unaltered.
Flynn hates everything the capital stands for and when a spoiled capital brat is assigned to work with him, he wants nothing better than for her to leave but Flynn was not prepared for someone like Rose. As she continues to surprise and outwit him, they begin to forge a bond that is tested when they discover a secret that could change everything about the world they know.
**A copy was provided for review purposes**
Rose lives in Civitas, the capital of the Confederation where she stands out like a sore thumb because everyone alters their appearnce, not Rose though; it also doesn’t help that everyone gives her a wide berth due to who her father is.
She escapes to the Land of the Unaltered to stay with her aunt Ivy in hopes of being able to live a normal life without people looking at her with fear. This is where she meets Flynn *Sighs*. When she starts her job she has to work with him and their relationship is strained as Flynn believes she’s just another stupid city brat, little does he know! After getting to know her better, his attitude changes, and they become close. Along the line they discover something that could make or break everything! Are they ready for what life has to throw at them or will they succumb to the challenge?
The story was very gripping and i couldn’t read it fast enough, i kept wanting to read the last few chapters when i was about half way through because i was eager to find out what happens (I didn’t though i swear).
I loved the bond shared between Flynn and Rose, at first even though he hates her and everything she reminds him of he still cannot stop how he feels when he looks at her. Almost from the beginning you could see a connection and i was so excited to see where it would lead. And oh boy; i wasn’t disappointed.
My favourite character was Meliah, she reminded me of myself in some ways! She is just awesome. i love her easy nature and how she doesn’t sugar coat anything, it just comes out how it is and that’s that.
The only thing that let it down for me was the typo errors, although there weren’t loads; it’s a pet hate of mine so i couldn’t let it slide.
Overall i really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what Leti has in store for us next.