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Publisher's Note:

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 e…

Anomaly

by Krista McGee

Overall Book Review:

Thalli has known most of her life that she is different but she’s always had to hide those differences for survival purposes. She’s now a teenager who has accidentally been caught doing something that is forbidden, but just in time a hero swoops in to save the day and life as she knows it changes completely.

If you enjoyed Ally Condie’s Matched or Veronica Roth’s Divergent, you should definitely try Anomaly. Some of the characters have such contrasting personalities which often leave you guessing how they’ll handle or react to different situations. The one thing that this book has that most dystopian novels lack is discussions of religion. These were introduced later in the book which was interesting because the new perspective changed the direction of the book, causing a much unexpected outcome. This is a great opener for a series that has huge potential. I look forward to seeing where Krista McGee takes us. 

Anomaly is also the name of the series and so far there are two additional books McGee has written in the series.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Thomas Nelson


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Character thinking about death; characters going to be killed; references to nuclear war and many dying; a few second hand reports of characters getting killed; character thinking about ways people died; elderly character dies.

Sex/Nudity:  Hugs; holding hands; touching face, shoulders and back.

Mature Subject Matter:

Death, war, religion.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
3
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
2
10

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About the Reviewer

I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.