Monday, July 8, 2013

Book Review: Anomaly by Krista McGee

After a nuclear war has destroyed everything on Earth, a handful of Scientists have started a new colony under a mountain, manufacturing people free from disease and emotion since emotions caused all of the problems before.  Thalli always knew she was different, an anomaly.  She hides her emotions from everyone because children with emotions are annihilated.  But one day, Thalli, her pod's musician, is asked to play "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire," and she can no longer control her emotions.  Then she meets an old man who tells her of the Designer, the True Designer, and she realizes what has been missing and wrong with the world the Scientists have created..

This book caught my attention from the very first page, and it was so hard to put it down when daily tasks called.  McGee weaves an enticing story of a young woman who knows that something is missing but has no idea what it is...until she meets John.  John knows that God spared him as a remnant, and he is eager to teach Thalli about Him.  This book isn't so much a coming of age story, as it is a being found by Jesus story.  Thalli learns to trust Him, not just with her life but with the lives of the people she loves, and it is a wonderful reminder to the reader of how trustworthy God is.  Of course, this book also appeals to my interest in fantasy and science fiction, and it is a really good read.

I want to thank BookSneeze for my copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.

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