Time for a Team Novel Teen blog tour!
Today we’re touring a new teen dystopian novel called Anomaly, which is the first book in a new series from Krista McGee. And because I thought the book was awesome, I’m going to give away a copy too.
Here’s my review:
Thalli lives in Pod C where everyone has a unique job. She is the musician of Pod C and does her job well. She also hides secrets well. See, people aren’t supposed to show emotion in Thalli’s world. Emotion is a weakness, and people with weaknesses are taken away and never return. But Thalli feels. And when her best friend Berk is promoted to a Scientist and taken away for training, she feels the loss of a dear friend.
Thalli is unable to hide her anomaly forever, though, and soon she is taken away from her pod and the only life she has ever known. There she sees Berk again, and she learns that the Scientists have told many lies. And the more she learns, the harder it becomes to tell truth from lie. What is real and what is illusion? Is anyone telling the truth? Is it safe to go above ground? Is there really a Designer? Thalli and Berk conspire to find the truth, even if that means risking their lives.
This dystopian novel holds up well against books like Delirium and The Giver. It’s a quick read with an interesting plot that kept me turning the pages and wondering what was real and what was not. If you love dystopian novels, you should give this one a try. It’s the first book in a series. Book two, Luminary, comes out in July 2014, and, without giving anything away, I’m quite curious what will happen for … those who survived book one. Mwa ha ha!
Age Range: 12 and up
Part of a Series: book one in the Anomaly series
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Anomaly by Krista McGee by clicking on the links below.
ADD Librarian • Blooming with Books • Bookworm Reading • Christian Book Review Blog • CTF Devourer • Jill Williamson • Katie Clark Writes • Katie McCurdy • The Life of a Teenage Writer • The Ramblings of a Young Author • Realm of Hearts • Worthy2Read • Writing in Summertime
To support Krista, I’m giving away my copy of Anomaly. U.S.A entries only on this one. Giveaway ends September 27th, 2013. To enter to win you can: tell me what is your favorite dystopian story, follow Krista on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway, or “Like” Krista’s Facebook page. Good luck!