Sunday, June 30, 2013
Anomaly by Krista McGee
Anomaly is a sci-fi story set in the future. The world has been destroyed by a nuclear war and the only survivors are a group of scientists who had been developing and creating an underground facility to sustain life. The scientists have created a new society in which humans are genetically designed to be devoid of emotion and each have certain skills to be used to benefit the community. They decided that taking out emotions would be the best way to prevent people from hurting each other and destroying the small remnant that remained. So the question is raised...what would a society like that look like? A society without anger, without jealousy, without lust, yet without love and without faith.
The main character, Thalli, is an anomaly...she can feel...and she has questions. The problem is that humans who get sick or have emotions are considered dangerous to the society and are annihilated. This story is about her adventure in discovering who she is and who her real Designer is, while keeping her quest hidden from those who would consider her curiosity a threat.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a stretch from reality, yet it raises some interesting questions. The suspense and a few twists and turns keeps the story moving. There is also an element of romance, which is presented in a pure and tasteful manner.
This book is the first in a triology. The only bad part about reading it now is that I have to wait until July 2014 for the next book, Luminary, to come out!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.