Anomaly by Krista Mcgee

Four stars

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?

What an amazing dystopian!

Sometimes dystopian books can seem a little strange or weird to me so I don’t always enjoy this genre. But, when they’re well done, I really enjoy them! And this book was very well done indeed!

I loved everything about this book. I loved Thalli and her passion for music and how it was through that passion that she let her emotions shine through. I loved the slow but ever so sweet relationship between her and Berk, how, together, they learned about love. It was so sweet.

And, most of all, I loved the Designer. I thought it was so neat the way Krista McGee put this aspect in the book and how it was through John that they learned about Him. I always feel there’s something about characters in dystopian novels discovering and learning to believe in God that brings it a whole new meaning. Somehow it makes it feel so real and personal. I love it!

Overall this is definitely an amazing book and one I would highly recommend! 100% clean and one that keeps you reading from beginning to end as quickly as you can!

“I will die the way I learned to live. Fully aware. At peace. With a heart so full of love that even as it slows, it is still full.

Because I know something the Scientists refuse to acknowledge.

Death is only the beginning.”

― Krista McGee, Anomaly

Your turn!

Do you enjoy dystopian/science fiction books? What do you enjoy most about them? Have you read Anomaly?

Blessings, Allyson


6 thoughts on “Anomaly by Krista Mcgee

    1. I can’t believe I’m just now seeing this comment!! 🤣 But yeah, it’s totally all those things! You would love it!!!


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