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Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Luminary by Krista McGee

Luminary (Anomaly) by Krista McGee
Thomas Nelson / 2014
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About the book:
Thalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly aboveground?

After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States, aboveground for the first time. As the defectors cross the for gotten landscape, the three youths see things the y had only read about on screens: horses, rain, real books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors living the ancient way in a town called New Hope.

When the citizens of New Hope reveal the truth of what happened years ago, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of everything she’s ever been told. Can she trust anything from the State, including her own feelings for Berk? When she volunteers for a peace mission to New Hope’s violent neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts as the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x turns out to be kind and charming. Although everyone in New Hope warned her not to, she can’t help but fall for him.

Meanwhile, John’s unwavering faith in the goodness of the Designer begins to make its mark on Thalli’s heart. But can Thalli really come to trust in a generous, protective Designer who rules over all things? Would that not be setting herself up for another betrayal?

The time for her to decide is now . . . because the State is closing in.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Wow! This book completely blew me away! I've been anticipating Luminary since finishing Anomaly last year (it had a great cliffhanger ending!) and it definitely met my expectations!

At first, Thalli annoyed me a little, just because of how pessimistic she was, but I guess that would be a normal reaction after everything that had happened to them. Berk and John were (again) my favorite characters, but I also really liked a new one (who shall remain nameless). ;)

There were so many things that happened in Luminary and I kept being surprised by the story! I loved not knowing what to expect and the way the story held my attention throughout.

With another cliffhanger ending, the second book in Krista McGee's Anomaly trilogy leaves me anxious to read Revolutionary, which releases July 2014. I definitely recommend this book to fans of Dystopian novels - it's great! I think you should read Anomaly first, though, so you won't get confused with the story.

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  1. I've heard so many good things about this series lately. It's funny because I'd never heard of it until last week. It sounds really good. I'm thinking that I need to read them.

    1. It's a great series! I hope you enjoy the books if/when you read them. :)

  2. I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it! Can't wait to read the second book. Trying to get my teenage daughter to dive into it. Maybe after finals!


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