Movie Rating: G all ages admitted
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 303 (paperback)
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
QUESTION. FEEL. BELIEVE.
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 was decimated by a nuclear war. But life continued deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. There they created genetically engineered human beings who are free of emotions in the hope that war won't threaten the world again.
Thalli is an anomaly, born with the ability to feel emotions and a sense of curiosity she can barely contain. She has survived so far by hiding her differences. But then her secret is discovered when she's overwhelmed by the emotion of an ancient piece of music.
The Ten quickly schedule her annihilation, but her childhood friend, Berk--a scientist being groomed by The Ten--convinces them to postpone her death and study her instead. While in the Scientist's Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance.
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 hte 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 to trust, before her time runs out...
Writing a review for a book I love is a difficult thing task for me because there's just so much I want to say about it but I don't know how to put all of it into words (don't laugh. I know it sounds weird.)
In case you haven't figured it out yet, I loved Anomaly! It was AMAZING! It was the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day. And the cover, goodness, the cover is so neat! (I'm officially gushing.)
I loved the light romance, Thalli's sweet, innocent character, and the twist at the end of that made me scream, "I need the sequel ASAP!" I will not be satisfied until I hold a copy of Luminary is my shaking hands. (which, sadly, will be in 2014. It's only 4 months, right?)
There really isn't anything in this book I can complain about. The characters were all really well-written. The religious aspect to it wasn't pushy at all. And there were no plot-holes! (extra points for that!)
I recommend this book to lovers of: The Giver by Lois Lowry