Wednesday, April 20, 2016

{Blog Tour} Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman ( Book Review & Giveaway)


YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman. This tour will run from April 18th to 22nd.   Check out the tour schedule.
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Anomalies
by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman

Release Date: February 9th 2016
Genre: YA Sci fi
Select Books in NY

Summary from Goodreads:


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.


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Review

This is a fast read book with a lot of action that will keep you on your toes! I would recommend this book for anyone that enjoys science fiction or loves fantasy reads.  I personally didn't think it was overwhelmingly scientific.  The book is about Keeva who just turned 15 and is sent to a camp to be imprinted with her life partner.  When Keeva is at camp she turns out to be an Anomaly and not imprinted with anyone.  

I loved Keeva as the main character.  She feels different from everyone because she can think on her own and doesn't seem to be taking into the community idea that Sobek is great.  Keeva is just learning about herself and her abilities during the book.  By the end of the book she becomes a much stronger individual.  Keeva seems ready to take on the world.  Keeva also develops a lot of different relationships with new characters in the book.  I think that Kai and Keeve where destined to become friends after they bumped into each other on the first day.  I loved reading about the friendship that developed between Keeva and Kai throughout the book.  Not everything is as it seems from the beginning to the end of the book.

I love the society that the authors had developed for this book.   After the world was destroyed, Sobek came in to help save people's lives with new technology which would allow them to be disease free and aliveSobek becomes the ultimate tyrant that no one suspects since he is poisoning people's minds in multiple ways.   Each society has a different role to fulfill and they all work together.  The concept that everyone has a partner for life is an interesting idea since that is something that society focuses on today having a partner for life. How they get to having that partner for life is a little intense, but you will need to read that for yourself.

I also really enjoyed how we got a view into Calix as a secondary character who is the son of Sobek.  Calix has different views from his father, but his father is trying really hard to change his son's views to match his own.  Sobek is constantly torturing his son, which he finds the most efficient way to change someone's opinion.  I loved getting the look into a second story because it shed a lot of light for me on Sobek and his capabilities.  I would have loved to get more of a crisscross between Calix and Keeva's story to see how they fit together and why we were getting the two different perspectives, but there is always book two!! 

I love the ending of the book! Since it is such a quick read my guess is the second book will be the same way.  The ending leaves you wanting more and needing a sequel.  There are a large amount of unanswered questions about what happened to several characters that I want to know where they are.

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  It starts off a little slower, but once you start piecing everything together you want to know what is going to happen.  It became hard for me to put this book down! 

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for the purpose of an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating 4/5 
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About the Author

Sadie TurnerSADIE 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. 

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 COLETTE FREEDMAN- An internationally produced playwright with over 25 produced plays, Colette was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist’s Guild. Her hit musicalSerial Killer Barbie can be heard here.

Colette Freedman
Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews:  It has been produced around the country and internationally, fifteen times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Australia.  It is next up in  Chicago August 2016. She wrote the film which is currently in post-production and stars Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. She  has co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for a National Tour.

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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2 comments:

  1. I love a fast read!! Even though I don't read a ton of fantasy or scifi this one has me intrigued - especially with a good ending!! Great review!

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    1. Yes the ending is worth it! Thank you for stopping by!

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