Monday, September 23, 2013

Team Novel Teen: Anomaly by Krista McGee...

About the book
Age Range: 14+
Genre: dystopian
Part of a Series: book one in the Anomaly series
Author: Krista McGee
Pages: 303
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds 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 Scientists’ Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance.

As her life ticks a way, 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 to trust, before her time runs out.

My Review

All in all I really liked Anomaly. I loved the characters, especially Thalli, Berk, and John. I loved the story theme of love and "true" love, and I really loved the Christian touch throughout the book.

I am not usually a fan of dystopian, in fact I kind of hate it. Anomaly was for sure dystopian, but full of a lot of hope and beauty. Fans of dystopian will be sure to enjoy it also, but those who don't normally enjoy this genre might be surprised by it... I sure was.

This book is very Christian, the story theme is based on it so I highly doubt non Christians will enjoy it and those who don't liked to be "preached" to might not either. Personally I was really touched by the Christian message within it.

Anomaly was a beautiful read, with a lovely message. I highly recommend it and I greatly look forward to book two, Luminary, which comes out  January 7, 2014.

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Be sure to see what others are saying about Anomaly...
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 •
Audacious Reader
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 •
Shadow Writer World •
Worthy2Read •
Writing in Summertime

In conjunction with the Team Novel Teen Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you, Jill Williamson and Thomas Nelson!


  1. The message was definitely beautifully done! I enjoyed it too. It's nice to see a Christian book that really is Christian and doesn't hide it as if they should be ashamed of following the Biblical command to preach! :-)

  2. Nice review, Ryan! This was a beautiful story. :-)