Anomaly by Krista Mcgee
About Anomaly: Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.
Decades before Thalli's birth, the world ended in a nuclear war. But life went on deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. Since then, they have genetically engineered humans to be free from emotions in the hopes that war won't threaten their lives again.
But Thalli was born with the ability to feel emotions and a sense of curiosity she can barely contain. She has survived so far thanks to her ability to hide those differences. But Thalli's secret is discovered when she is overwhelmed by the emotion in an ancient piece of music.
She is quickly scheduled for annihilation, but her childhood friend, Berk, convinces The Ten to postpone her death and study her instead. While in the scientists' Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance in the pods.
As her life ticks away, she hears rumors of someone called the Designer---someone even more powerful than The Ten. What's more, the parts of her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger plan. And the parts of her that she has always guarded could be the answer she's been looking for all along.
Thalli must sort out what to believe and who she can trust, before her time runs out . . .
I am so amazed by some of the new YA christian fiction that has been coming out. First with the Angles Eye's trilogy by Shannon Dittemore and now with Anomaly by Mrs.Mcgee.
To be honest, it took me a while to get into REALLY reading this book. Not because it was boring. It was FAR from boring. But from my own laziness. However, when I did finally get into it, I couldn't put it down.
One of my favorite things about this book was how Krista worked in God and different aspects of faith. There we times when it was blatantly obvious they were talking about God but there were also moments where I was trying to figure out if the situation or people or speech was a metaphor for different faith aspects.It made you really think and pay attention to what was going on.
Kind of hard to explain in words. You just need to read it so you can see for yourself.
The relationship between Thalli and Berk is so sweet and innocent and I don't want to give to much away but I never wanted to slap either of them so that is always a good sign ;)
PLEASE do yourself a favor and pick up this up and add it to your summer reading list!
Krista McGee is celebrating the release of Anomaly, the first book in her new YA dystopian series, with an iPad Mini Giveaway!
- An iPad Mini
- A $25 iTunes gift card (download Anomaly to the iPad!)
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*this book was given to me by Litfuse Publicity Group to review. All opinions are 100% mine.