Thursday, July 25, 2013
Litfuse Review:Anomaly by:Krista McGee
About the Book:
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.
Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s assigned musician, she can no longer keep her emotions secreted away.
Seen as a threat to the harmony of her Pod, Thalli is taken to the Scientists for immediate annihilation. But before that can happen, Berk—her former Pod mate who is being groomed as a Scientist—steps in and persuades the Scientists to keep Thalli alive as a test subject.
The more time she spends in the Scientist’s Pod, the clearer it becomes that things are not as simple as she was programmed to believe. She hears stories of a Designer—stories that fill her mind with more questions: Who can she trust? What is this emotion called love? And what if she isn’t just an anomaly, but part of a greater design?
About the Author:
When Krista McGee isn't living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of Anomaly, First Date, Starring Me, and Right Where I Belong.
The book starts out with Thalli thinking she was a little different but not enough to be annihilated. She starts having nose bleeds as a few of her Pod mates have also had. But instead of blood pouring out, its this yellow gritty liquid. Thalli has been getting more and more curious about life before the nuclear war. Thalli, being the musician of Pod C, was given some old sheet music. As she plays this piece on piano, she feels the grace and beauty of the world. She can't help but feeling overwhelmed and start crying. As she starts crying, she ends up in the floor with papers all over the floor. As the monitors find her in this condition, they decide to inform the scientists of her condition, because this is not normal.
About a week later, Thalli wakes up from her slumber to one of the scientist who will evaluate her and decide whether or not to annihilate her. They decided it would be best to annihilate her but her old friend Berk decides it would be a better idea to try and change her themselves. But as she goes through the test she is learning more about "The Designer" and life before the nuclear war. As she learns more about the life before she learns about true love and what it feels like to be in love because she has feelings for Berk.
This book is an excellent example of Christian science fiction. I really liked this book.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for honest review from Litfuse.