Anomaly (Anomaly #1) by Krista McGee Review

16124145[1]Goodreads Description: 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?

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review: I saw this book and I knew I had to get it, I mean who passes up a dystopian AND science fiction book? Little did I know, it is also Christian fiction. I don’t usually get those type of  books because I’m not sure where my religious status stands. And I also know about Christians.. I go to church and the pastor preaches. I would like the preaching to stay in church, on Sundays. And I don’t want that to infect my books.
But to my surprise, this book didn’t preach. It talked a little about God and how you should have faith and believe in him.. and blah, blah, blah. But it was only a couple chapters spread out.
I have to admit that this was a great book. If you don’t mind talking about God once in a while. Which didn’t really bother me. In all honesty, I thought it was kind of cute that they had faith and stuff.
I didn’t like that the point of the story relied on everyone not having feelings. I mean everyone feels something. And in one point of the book, a scientist was angry, which happens to be a feeling. And no one looked at him weird and sent him to his death..
So that didn’t really do well for the book. But it wasn’t all bad either because how else is the girl supposed to be an Anomaly any other way? I just think that the author could have made it a bit better. That’s why it isn’t 5 stars.
I really did enjoy this book, though. I would recommend it to Christians and non-Christians alike. Anyone who likes dystopian or science fiction.


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