Anomaly – Book Review
Imagine we live in a post-apocalyptic world. Decades ago, life as we knew it ceased to exist. The Ten – the scientists who survived the nuclear war – now run the world. They make the rules. Everything they do is for our good. Or so, we’ve been taught.
The Ten create life. They create us for a specific purpose. They manipulate our DNA. They eradicate any traits deemed detrimental to life in the underground pods where we live. Weaknesses such as sickness, emotions and curiosity are all deemed undesirable in this new world the scientists have created.
Thalli – a bright 17-year old girl with enhanced musical abilities – has lived her entire life in this world. She lives underground in Pod C, a controlled living environment where her every move is watched. She knows the lessons the scientists and their assistants have taught her and the manner in which she must live to survive. But – as each day passes – she is beginning to suspect there is something wrong with her. Thalli is beginning to suspect she is an Anomaly. She questions things that her fellow pod-mates accept. She notices things that her fellow pod-mates ignore. She feels things that are foreign to those around her.
And, Thalli’s smart enough to know that none of these things are good for her long-term survival.
Anomaly by Krista McGee is an interesting, Young Adult / Dystopian novel that engaged me from the start and kept me intrigued until the very end. In Anomaly, Krista creates a bleak world full of complex characters that I grew to care about very much. The plot was full of surprising twists all along the way. Unlike most Dystopian novels, Krista even manages to weave a Christian message of hope within its pages as well!
I highly recommend this book for both your personal and group reading pleasure (discussion questions are included at the end to facilitate group discussions). I’m also thrilled to announce that Anomaly is the first in a trilogy by Krista McGee. I am looking forward to the release of the next book in the series – Luminary – in July 2014.
About Krista McGee
When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. Krista is the author of First Date, Starring Me, and Right Where I Belong.
Anomaly is Krista’s first Dystopian novel.
For More Information:
- Visit Krista’s Website.
- Visit the Anomaly Blog Tour Page.
- Visit Thomas Nelson to Read the First Five Chapters of Anomaly.
- Connect with Krista on Facebook.
- Connect with Krista on Twitter.
- Visit Amazon.
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Anomaly – iPad Mini Giveaway
Krista McGee is celebrating the release of Anomaly, the first book in her new YA dystopian series, with an iPad Mini Giveaway!
One winner will receive:
- An iPad Mini
- A $25 iTunes gift card (download Anomaly to the iPad!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 31st.
The winner will be announced at Krista’s website on August 2nd.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the Litfuse Publicity for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. The giveaway is sponsored entirely by Litfuse Publicity and the author; I am posting this information solely for your benefit.
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