Review: Anomaly by Krista McGee

June 30, 2013

Title: Anomaly
Author: Krista McGee
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: July 9th 2013

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…

Talk about starting a series off with a bang! Krista McGee nailed it with Anomaly. I have read many different kinds of dystopian books and Anomaly is now at the top.

Thalli is a seventeen year old girl, who lives in a place called The State. The world as we know it is gone. People are no longer created in the "primitive" way. Instead people, like Thalli, are genetically created. There are no mothers, no fathers, no families. Just groups of people created for each generation. Thalli, is apart of the third generation. People are bred to bring a specific specialty to each generation. Thalli's is music, since it has been shown that music helps productivity. With the genetic enhancements, sickness is almost eradicated, along with emotions...or so The Ten thought. Every so often, an Anomaly occurs.

When Thalli is discovered as an anomaly, she is brought to the Ten. They want to test her out and find out why she is different, and during her time, she meets an old man, John. He introduces her to thoughts and ideas that she had no idea were there. She learns from John about the Designer and the things that the Ten wanted to eradicate from their new way of life.

Anomaly had several twist in the story and the ending I didn't see coming at all. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

Too Read!
5 out of 5

For more information about Krista McGee check out her site HERE.
And for more information on Anomaly or you would like to pre-order, check out Thomas Nelson or Amazon.

Thank you to Booksneeze and Thomas Nelson, I received this book for free for an honest opinion.

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