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Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Naomi McDonald

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am glad that these books came in a set. They are definitely not meant to be read as standalones. The Alterations stories are imaginative and unusual. While I did find the premise of the trilogy intriguing, I had a challenge connecting with some of the characters. There were also some parts of the story that were a bit fuzzy and left me with questions. I think I enjoyed Ellen’s part of the story the most, and the latter part of Gigi’s story. Lilly was by far the main character that I couldn’t seem to get into. Overall, a good read.

Alterations-introduces you to the main characters (Gigi, Ellen, Lilly, Dr. Kite) and sets the foundation for the other two books.

Game Changer-After a disaster, Dr. Kite’s life takes an unexpected turn. The women are getting on with their lives as best they can.

Primal Will-Revelations and decisions are made that will have lasting effects on everyone.

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ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Alterations Trilogy by Jane Suen tells the story of a scientist, the so-called “Dr” Kite, who has developed a series of microchips that can alter people’s bodies and minds. The trilogy focuses primarily on three women – Gigi, Ellen and Lilly. Each of them has something about themselves that they would like to change, and Dr Kite offers this change. Like most wish-granting stories, though, there is a cost and each woman must face the consequences of her decision.
It’s a fascinating story, and very thought-provoking. It got me wondering about what I would most want to change about myself, and how far I’d go to achieve that. It also made me think about the things we value, particularly with regards to physical beauty, and the shortcuts people are encouraged to take to achieve these often unrealistic ideals.
The narrative jumps between several different characters. Character changes are heralded with new chapters, but sometimes the chapters can be quite short. I found it mostly easy to follow, and the character changes kept me in suspense as the different stories unfolded.
At times, I felt the pacing wasn’t great. The second book in particular seemed to primarily be spent building up to the third book – no bad thing when reading the trilogy as a set but not great if you’re trying to read the books separately. I would recommend reading all three together, as it allows the story to develop.
For me, this is a four-star read. Really interesting concept, and I found myself warming to the characters (particularly Ellen, as the story progressed!). I’d recommend this to anyone who is concerned about drastic weight-loss and anti-ageing solutions!

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Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen- Review by Gail Guerrero

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
Four Stars

This trilogy is about making the changes to yourself that you find bad. You have a chance to be better than you ever thought. To take those imperfections and make them perfect or disappear. Dr. Kite isn’t right in the head. He wants to make everyone perfect. This series was a little scary. Not the jump out the closet as a clown scary but as in this could actually be happening. You get a glimpse if all three women throughout each book. Their lives are forever changed so in good ways others not so good. Dr. Kite seemed to not comprehend the effects that the chip had on his subjects. Overall the series was a interesting read. The author draws you in with the unknown. Though I would’ve liked to go deeper into the details about each character. It was hard for me to get to know each of the characters because the chapters jumped around.

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Alterations Triology: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Erica Fish

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This Trilogy by Jane Suen is a fast pace read. I want to be upfront because you may not put it down until you have read all three books. Jane Suen is an amazing author that interweaves her characters that will make your head spin. These stories are about three women, Gigi, Ellen, and Lily and Dr. Kite. There are different stories for each woman but have one story with Dr. Kite that keep your interest peaked. There is so much passion and love put into the women that you can relate to them and become part of their world. On the other hand, Dr. Kite has been through many trials and tribulations. The women will have questions that will need to be answered by Dr. Kite. When does that happen will they have love and a future to look forward to?

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Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will By Jane Suen – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Alterations Trilogy: Alterations ,Game Changer, Primal Will By Jane Suen is all in one box set now.i enjoyed every single book in this box set. There are some twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. From the very first book to the last one.i wa hooked and had a hard time putting it down. Find out what happens with Gigi,Ellen, and Lilly.i definitely recommend reading this box set. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Renee Ullery

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alterations Trilogy Set by Jane Suen

Stars: 4

These three stories follow Gigi, Ellen, Lilly, and Dr. Kite on their path of self-improvement. I really loved reading about these characters and how they change throughout the trilogy. Each character’s story is different, interesting, and with different conflicts. Overall, I particularly loved Ellen’s story! There are a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, which I really enjoyed. These stories are quick and fun to read.

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ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Sheri Schrader

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alterations Trilogy by Jane Suen contains the three books Alterations, Game Changer, and Primal Will. So glad this came out in a set. I have recommended in the past to read the books in order because they pick up after each other. This is a creepy sci-fi dystopian set of novels dealing with our need to improve ourselves.
Alterations: Alterations by Jane Suen is a futuristic, psychological thriller. The story is about three women who get an implant put in them to help them with different aspects of their lives. The story is interesting and different from other stories I have read. I enjoyed the three different female characters and the differences between them. They all had relatable aspects and problems that many women deal with daily. The doctor helping them seemed interesting also despite not being in the story much. I really enjoyed the concept and the story. I would have enjoyed a longer book with more background and information about the characters. There seemed more that could have been explored. I hope to read more from this author in the future and will keep an eye out for her books.
Game Changer
Game Changer by Jane Suen is the second book in the Alterations series. I recommend reading the first book first in order to get the full impact of what is going on in the story. This book picks up after the first and continues the stories of the nefarious Dr. Kite and the three women whose lives he changed. I enjoyed getting more in the story of Gigi, Lilly, and Ellen. I continued to hope the best for the women and that they would recover from their experiences with Dr. Kite. This book is again full of suspense and mystery. I wanted to know where the story was going and am curious as to where the last book in the trilogy will take their experiences.
Primal Will
Primal Will by Jane Suen is the third and final book in the Alterations series. The conclusion of the story did not let me down. I recommend reading these in order because one story flows to the next. I was really curious as to how Gigi, Lilly, and Ellen would handle their experiences of being subjects of Dr. Kite. Each of the women had a different experience but still had after effects to handle. Dr. Kite is on the run. Will the women allow Kite to run and hide? I like that each of the women are different from one another but with this common thread in their lives. They are strong and a bit fierce. I’m glad to have read the entire series and go on this adventure.

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ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Emily Walsh

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will
ByJane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen is a solid psychological thriller collection, that has a sci-fi look at that quick fix, and how if it’s too good to be true.. then…

I’m so happy this was released as a box set, as each book is fairly short, together making this a full read. That and, you don’t have to wait for the next book to be released. As this is a box set I’m going to just give some highlights of my reviews, from each book.

Alterations: “What made me hooked on this story was the mystery that started with Gigi, even though I knew what was going on, her roommate didn’t. So that was a fun subplot. Out of the three Ladies, Lilly was my favourite. She didn’t have much screen time, but the bit that she did made me wish she had more, and that there was more to it. She brought something crazy, and dangerous.”

Game Changer: “I have a slight feeling that something isn’t quite right with the girls, there are multi hints dropped and suggestive word play that makes you think everything is going to hit the fan in the next book. If I’m right, or partly right, I think the next book is going to be freaking epic.”

Primal Will:Overall I loved this series, it had like I said, a dark grittiness to it that draws you in. The split POV between all the main MC’s, made you feel like a fly on the wall, but at the same time, you weren’t getting everything. Just glimpse of their lives, who they are, and why they needed to be “fixed” in the first place. There is a clear message, nothing is ever a quick fix, you need to want to change and put to work. The mind is a funny thing, Dr. Kite finds that out the hard way“.

I don’t believe I need to say anymore, only that this series is worth your time and energy. There’s a deepness to it, because all these girls, and the things they wanted “fix” are things, that at one point, we as humans, have wanted fixed. So what would do? Having that quick fix at your fingertips..

If this has piped your interest, in any way, then this is where I’m going to leave you, with my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval. This collection is something special, and I believe it will spark, the what if’s in your own mind.. to the point of going down the rabbit hole.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Liz Vrchota

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alterations Book #1

“Oh, God no. What have I done?” ~Dr. Kite

“If only, this time, they could control the mind. The body they could now fix-not just for cosmetic reasons, but to cure people who were ill like Gigi, destroying the defective cells and replacing them with healthy ones. Once he perfected this microchip, he would have riches beyond imagination. How many people? Millions, no billions. Why, he’d even offer different grades of this microchip to make it more affordable. He could almost hear the people clamoring for it.” ~Dr. Kite

Wow this was such a good read. It had a lot of good material packed in a short punch and I loved it. It really made me think, kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next, and even had me yelling at my kindle a few times. I have really expanded my reading genera’s this last year to include more of the futuristic and dystopian novels that I would have normally never picked up, and I must confess I am so very happy that I have. Jane Suen is one author in this area that never lets me down. She writes with such a beautiful flow and imagination that I can completely see this happening right now and it being completely for seeable. I love that about her novels and this one was no different.

First off, we meet Gigi, right as she is about to make a very rash and permanent decision, when suddenly Dr. Kite’s men step in and thankfully save her from herself. Or do they? Throughout the novel she tries to figure out what happened to her that day. What will happen when she links it all back to the decision she made to save her life and heal her body years ago from a disease that was killing her spirit and as much as her health?

“We gave you perfection, how could you not want that? No disease, no malfunctioning organs, every cell optimized and in perfect working order.”

Next, we meet Lilly Cooper, bitter and angry after her recent divorce. She is struggling to come to terms with living life and battling her demons at the same time. Will the doctor be able to help her or will it be worth the risks involved?

“She wondered, was is a display of her chip gone bad, or did it become an instrument to release her deepest desire, her dark evil within?” ~Lilly

Ellen Fullbright has spent her entire life being the butt of all the bullies jokes and teasing. She just wants to fit into her size six dress for her cousin’s upcoming wedding, but she has hit that plateau and is feeling hopeless when she stumbles upon and alterations shop that promises her a permanent fix if she follows the directions on a little white card. Will she be able to follow through?

Game Changer Book #2

I can’t honestly say enough good things about this book, but I will try to narrow it down a bit for this review. I can see this whole series as a movie. I would wait with baited breath for each episode. It is a gripping experience, with emotional, suspenseful, mysteries and so much more. Game Changer is actually the second book in the Alterations Trilogy from Jane Suen. I had no idea that there was going to be another book, so was thrilled when I found out there is another after this one. I would highly recommend that you go back and start with book one before you dive into this one. Actually… maybe not read this review from here because it will spoil it…

If you read book one… This one picks up exactly…”One year, three months and two days after the fire destroyed Dr. Kite’s warehouse.” The fire is where book one left off. From here the story delves into the lives of the women that were in book one and Dr. Kite. It is written in a format where you get little glimpses, stories about where each character is at, and what they are doing, since the fire destroyed everything that Dr. Kite had on the chips that he implanted in the women.

We find out Dr. Kite is not doing so hot after the fire. He has kind of given up on life since his main project, which was his baby, has been destroyed. He moved away and is still in a funk. I want to like him though, not sure why? There was a feeling as if it was building into something with his character but then left off… Maybe a twist there?

“He looked at his rumpled pants, still full of creases from the day before, and the worn brown belt with the dull buckle at his waist, his crinkled, blue cotton shirt barely tucked in. Disgusted with himself, he quietly retreated, cursing his appearance, wishing he could change her first impression of him.”

Ellen is blown away when her pregnancy test came back positive. She actually finds herself good at being a single mom. She will stop at nothing to give her daughter the best life she possibly can. Her story also ended with an odd question or two in mind… Another twist coming?

“Thoughts swirled in her head. How can this be? Me, a mother? I lost weight, but I’m gaining something else- a baby!”

Then we have Gigi, I really enjoy her. She is discovering how amazing it is to be in true love and I was happy to see that she was having some peace. Her story was pretty open-ended so I could see where there will be more of her in the next novel.

“As she rounded the corner, Rex came into view, dressed in a plaid shirt, jeans, and work gloves. Her heart raced as she laid her eyes on him. Her man.”

Lilly, last but not least, is throwing herself into a new phase in her life. She has been training women for no one knows exactly, but I didn’t get a good vibe from the situation. Definitely did not get the full answers to my burning questions.

“She stood in the middle of the circle, surrounded by women. Pivoting slowly, Lilly looked around, locking eyes with each in a silent greeting. Altogether, an even dozen. An exclusive group.”

As these stories unfold you find them culminating into a lot of questions. What will come next? What will happen to each of them? Does all their separate lives have any ties other than their history with the chip? I can’t believe that this would be easy to end in just one more book, but bring it on Jane Suen. I will be impatiently waiting over here.

Primal Will Book #3

I am so sad to see this trilogy come to an end. It is bittersweet because I was excited to find out how this would all come together, yet I didn’t want it to end. I can only hope that the ‘loose ends’ that Suen left us with will mean a potential spin-off series in the near future. When I first discovered Jane Suen I was looking for something different at the time from my typical romance happy ending storylines. I got so much more than I was even expecting then, and Suen has continued to reel me in and bring me back for more. I love that nothing from her is typical or expected. Definitely not predictable, and that makes for some great reading material! I chose to read this novel on a cool and rainy day under the covers with some hot tea, and it was the perfect way to spend my afternoon.

Given that this is the third book in a trilogy, I would highly recommend that you read books one, Alterations. Followed by book two, Game Changer. I would do so before you read this one, and this review. Inevitably there will be spoilers from previous novels, but I will do my best to keep them minimal.

This trilogy has been centered on three women and the man that links them all together with his ‘mad science’. This will pick up right where we left off in Game Changer. The women are coming full circle now and this is kind of an update as to where the characters are. Gigi, Ellen, and Lilly are finding where they belong in this world. Dr. Kite is along for the ride as well and we get more of the multiple POV’s which enriches the story. This is a fast and short read, mostly tying up the loose ends if you will from the previous two books. I was left hanging with a few questions, but like I said, I can only hope that means that a spin-off series is in the works or could be in the works. Overall, I was really happy with how the trilogy played out. I enjoyed the themes of self-discovery, dystopian worlds, romance, and so much more being woven throughout each novel. I can’t wait to see what will come next from Jane Suen!!

Review by @lizaileen
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Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Cindy Mayberry

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alterations Trilogy Box Set
Alterations 1
Game Changer 2
Primal Will 3
3 Book Series
By Jane Suen
☆☆☆☆☆
Full series in this Sci Fi trilogy. Life changing experiences will be found in all three of these books. While we’re at it, let’s throw in some suspense.

Lilly, Gigi and Ellen are all looking to improve their lives. But with everything, it comes with a price. Love, happiness, and health, not too much to ask for. Nothing comes easy, but the fight could be worth everything. Bring in the man with all the answers, or mind controlled chips. Mr.
Kite has what they are looking for. But what does he want I return?

Jane Suen series is quick and easy to read. Great when you have time that needs filled in. But you want to finish the book. Each book is loaded with mystery and intrigue. I loved each book in this series. They filled all my feels, laughter, tears and anger. Jane Suen was a new author for me. But after this series, I keep an eye out for anything she writes. I feel you will love this series as much as I did.

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