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In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.
Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.
When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality she is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to doubt everything she s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems is the very man who s created them and what if he isn’t a man at all?
When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be destroyed.
Continue reading to see my review of Anomalies
Anomalies is a unique sci-fi book set in a future version of what used to be the United States. I really enjoyed the story and felt that it kept me engaged throughout the whole thing, which is sometimes tough when I am listening to audiobooks.
For a science fiction book, the world was very easy to get into compared to some other worlds which are so complex and nuanced. Everything about this book kept my attention and my ears open to hear what would happen next.
I was very intrigued by the whole imprinting process that occurs in the book. Everyone has a perfect match out in the world, and they meet once when they are 5 years old, and then again when they are 15. When they meet for the second time, a physical connection is made between the pair. It reminded me of imprinting from Twilight, but it was completely different at the same time.
Seeing the main character Keeva grow and learn things about the world that she thought she knew was great. She is a strong character, and she does not want to lose who she knows herself to be.
As far as the actual audiobook itself, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the narrator’s voice. It felt a bit mechanical and robotic to me, and at times I was wondering if I had heard something correctly due to the accent. Despite this, it did not affect my enjoyment of the book.
I give Anomalies 4/5 stars. You can purchase it from the following retailers:
About the Authors:
SADIE TURNER is a Los Angeles-based producer and writer originally from Brighton, England, who works in business development with several Hollywood entrepreneurs. She has various projects in development, and also teaches yoga.
COLETTE FREEDMAN An internationally produced playwright with over 25 produced plays, Colette was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist’s Guild.
In collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/Macmillan). Her novel The Affair (Kensington) came out January 29, 2013. The play of the novel earned both critical and commercial success as it toured Italy February through May 2013. Her sequel novel The Consequences(Kensington) came out January 28, 2014. Her YA novel Anomalies (Select Books) came out February 9, 2016. She also co-wrote the film And Then There Was Eve which is currently in pre-production and begins principal photography May 2016.
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