Friday, July 5, 2013
Anomaly by Krista McGee--Book Review
Over the past couple years, the dystopian genre has exploded among young adult books. I have read many of these books, and I have also gotten quite tired of too many similar story lines and characters. But while Anomaly by Krista McGee may have a few similar ideas (lack of emotions, a controlling government of scientists, an almost love triangle, first person POV from a female narrator), this book dives into another side of the dystopian ideals.
The character of Thalli was interesting. She had an almost child-like curiosity and naivety to her. However, instead of making it obnoxious to read, I felt it added. It showed how the society of the State projected their residents. Also, her adoration for music was intriguing. The descriptions were beautiful.
While there was not a whole lot of action or heart-pounding scenes, this book was anything but dull. It delved more into the psychological aspects of both what technology and the natural world can do to a person. I thought this was a great twist on the normal dystopian genre.
This book kept me guessing and was filled with a lot of surprises, even up to the end. Just when I thought I had figured everything out, it would change. And now, I eagerly await the next book in this soon-to-be stunning trilogy. :)
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishing through booksneeze.com. I was required to give my honest opinion of the book, nothing more.