Anomaly by Krista McGee
Release Date: 07/09/13
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Rating: 4.0/5.0
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.
Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s assigned musician, she can no longer keep her emotions secreted away.
Seen as a threat to the harmony of her Pod, Thalli is taken to the Scientists for immediate annihilation. But before that can happen, Berk—her former Pod mate who is being groomed as a Scientist—steps in and persuades the Scientists to keep Thalli alive as a test subject.
The more time she spends in the Scientist’s Pod, the clearer it becomes that things are not as simple as she was programmed to believe. She hears stories of a Designer—stories that fill her mind with more questions: Who can she trust? What is this emotion called love? And what if she isn’t just an anomaly, but part of a greater design?
I loved this book! The first thing that attracted me was the cover, because its soooo pretty! It’s very crisp and clear.
Okay, I have a confession. While I was reading Anomaly, I didn’t take any notes. Yes, I know. Krista you may roll your eyes at my stupidity. How am I going to write a halfway decent review now? At least you know that I was enjoying the book so much that I just couldn’t tear myself away to take notes!
Let’s try and not make this a total mess!
Thalli knows that she isn’t like the others in her POD. She questions when the others accept, she thinks when the others obey. She is the only one who feels emotion, as the scientists realised when Thalli breaks into tears over a beautiful piece of music. They take her away and are going to kill her, but one of her old friends find her, and convinces them to let HIM conduct experiments on her.
While Thalli is being tested, she finds out about a group of people living on the surface of the earth, something unheard of since The WAR. She goes up and talks to a family, and she grows close to them.
Can’t tell you what happens because SPOILERS SWEETIE.
Even though it was cruel, I liked it! It made you think and doubt every page (but in a GOOD WAY!), is this real? Is it just a test?
Overall, I really enjoyed it and would gladly read the following titles! Sorry for the lack of notes and not much detail. :S All you really need to know is if I liked it and would I recommend it. Yes, and YES!
5 print copies of Anomaly, US only.
Krista McGee’s passion to see teens excited about serving God is a driving force behind her novels. Ever since college when she spent a summer working at a youth camp, McGee knew she wanted to invest in teenagers. Since then she’s been involved in a variety of youth ministries and currently teaches at a Christian school in Tampa, FL.
McGee broke into the writing world during her time in Spain. A friend encouraged her to submit an article to a Christian girls’ magazine, and it got published. Once her family moved back to Tampa, she got the idea for her first novel, First Date, a modern take of the story of Esther. Her subsequent books, Starring Me and Right Where I Belong, are based on Rebekah and Ruth.
When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher and coffee snob.