Author: Tonya Kuper
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 25th , 2014
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA, Romance, Dystopian
My Rating: 4.5 /5 stars
Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…
Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…
Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…
P.S: This a TBT my old book review of Anomaly. I am currently reading the sequel, so I have decided to post my review of the 1st book on my wordpress blog.
I received and e ARC of Anomaly from Entangled Teen via NetGalley and YA Bound Blog in exchange with an honest review.
Anomaly is a book that captures your attention just like that; when you are only a few pages in!
Not only is the plot absolutely original, but also the character development is incredible .
I found Josie always confused with the way she feels towards her mother. At first it was a bit confusing to read, but as the story went on, Josie became a bit stronger and started to have a bit more rigid believes.
The way the author,Tonya, connected physics rules and the powers of the characters ( aka making things appear and disappear by just thinking), is just absolutely mind blowing.
Although the setting is just a typical city, the author’s description amazing. Think of secret rooms, making things appear out of nowhere, then making them go *poof*! See? It is really interesting!
Then, there is the romance. I absolutely shipped Josie and Reid !! And the best thing is that the story was told from both of their P.O.V.
With a story packed with humor,action, love, and trust, Anomaly is a book that I was not able to put down. Especially when each chapter left me hanging, not giving me a complete closure to what just happened.
I loved Anomaly and I personally can’t wait to read the second book in the series.
About the Author:
Tonya Kuper writes young adult science fiction and contemporary novels. She first fell in love with reading in elementary school, which eventually lead to earning a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Reading Education, but she never thought she’d write a novel, let alone several.
When Tonya isn’t writing, she teaches Young Adult Literature Writing Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, laughs as much as possible, loves music, and nerds-out over Star Wars, Sherlock, and all things pop-culture. She lives in Omaha, NE with her husband and two rad boys.