Anomaly by Krista McGee | iPad Mini Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the launch for author Krista McGee’s smashing YA release, Anomaly (Thomas Nelson), the debut novel in her new dystopian trilogy. Publishers Weekly says, “McGee successfully asks readers to consider both what it means to act (or not act) on human emotions and the role such emotions play in relationships with God.”

Krista is celebrating the release with an iPad Mini Giveaway!

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One winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini
  • A $25 iTunes gift card (download Anomaly to the iPad!)

Enter today by clicking the button above. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 11th. Winner will be announced at Krista’s website on August 12th.

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{More about Anomaly}

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.

Decades before Thalli’s birth, the world ended in a nuclear war. But life went on deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. Since then, they have genetically engineered humans to be free from emotions in the hopes that war won’t threaten their lives again.

But Thalli was born with the ability to feel emotions and a sense of curiosity she can barely contain. She has survived so far thanks to her ability to hide those differences. But Thalli’s secret is discovered when she is overwhelmed by the emotion in an ancient piece of music.

She is quickly scheduled for annihilation, but her childhood friend, Berk, convinces The Ten to postpone her death and study her instead. While in the scientists’ Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance in the pods.

As her life ticks away, she hears rumors of someone called the Designer—someone even more powerful than The Ten. What’s more, the parts of her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger plan. And the parts of her that she has always guarded could be the answer she’s been looking for all along.

Thalli must sort out what to believe and who she can trust, before her time runs out…

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Krista McGee

{More About Krista McGee}

When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of “Anomaly,” “First Date,” “Starring Me,” and “Right Where I Belong.”

Find out more about Krista at http://www.kristamcgeebooks.com.

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Press Release

How Much Will You Risk to Find the Truth?

Krista McGee takes readers on riveting adventure of doubt, truth and purpose.

Seattle: Have you ever felt you were different from everyone else? Were you embarassed by these differences, so you tried to hide them? In Krista McGee’s latest novel, Anomaly (Thomas Nelson / July 9, 2013 / ISBN: 978-1401688721 / $9.99), Thalli must hide who she really is or face death. Follow Thalli as she searches for truth and purpose in her controlling world in the first book in this trilogy for young adults. McGee approaches the popular dystopian genre from a Christian worldview to challenge readers to question what is going on around them and find answers from the Designer — God.

Long before Thalli’s birth, the world ended in a nuclear war. But all was not lost. A group of scientists, known as The Ten, found ways for life to continue deep underground. The scientists genetically engineered humans to be without emotion in hopes of preventing another war from threathening their lives.

But Thalli isn’t like the others. She was born with the ability to feel and a sense of curiousity she can hardly contain. She must hide these differences in order to survive. How long will Thalli be able to contain the emotions and questions bottled inside? What will happen when The Ten find out she’s been lying to them?

With the fear of annihilation looming in her future, Thalli questions all she knows. She hears rumors of someone called the Designer — someone even more powerful than The Ten. With time to think, feel and question, Thalli wonders if the parts of her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger plan. Could the differences she’s always guarded be the answer to what she’s been searching for all along?

“Christians are called the body of Christ, and the body is made up of different parts — all are necessary for a healthy body to function,” McGee explains. “The rulers of Thalli’s world reject such a notion, choosing to believe instead that sameness is best for mankind. But Thalli is different — an anomaly. And we find through her journey that differences really are best, and God’s design is perfect.”

As a teacher, McGee has a passion for teenagers and a desire to see them excited about God. This fuels her writing, and she hopes her readers will realize that, like Thalli, their differences are what make them special and have a purpose. Every person is fearfully and wonderfully made by the ultimate desginer — God. He is more powerful than any government, disaster, person or idea.

Anomaly is the first in a trilogy of books about Thalli’s journey. The second book releases in February 2014 and the conclusion in August 2014.

Learn more about Krista McGee and her books at kristamcgeebooks.com.

Advance Praise

“Anomaly grabs the reader and refuses to let go. From the introduction to misunderstood anomaly, Thalli, to the boy she loves, one is never completely sure what is fact and what is a horrifying virtual reality. This is sure to be a favorite of teens everywhere.”

~ Heather Burch, author of the critically acclaimed Halflings Series

“A razor-edged look at the resilience of Christian faith, Anomaly is taut, high-stakes dystopia that grips on the first page and twists all the way through.”

~ Evan Angler, author of the Swipe series

“Anomaly is a fabulous read! Krista McGee is a fresh and gifted voice in YA apocalyptic fiction. Excellent characters and an intriguing plot provide readers with great entertainment—as well as a call to go ‘outside’ themselves. I can’t wait for book two!”
~ Kathryn Mackel, author of Boost

“A beautiful story that has me wondering if I would have the strength to be an Anomaly. Fans of James Dashner’s Maze Runner will love Krista McGee’s Anomaly.”
~ Jon Lewis, author of the C.H.A.O.S. trilogy

About the Author

Krista McGee’s passion to see teens excited about serving God is a driving force behind her novels. Ever since college when she spent a summer working at a youth camp, McGee knew she wanted to invest in teenagers. Since then she’s been involved in a variety of youth ministries and currently teaches at a Christian school in Tampa, FL.

McGee broke into the writing world during her time in Spain. A friend encouraged her to submit an article to a Christian girls’ magazine, and it got published. Once her family moved back to Tampa, she got the idea for her first novel, First Date, a modern take of the story of Esther. Her subsequent books, Starring Me and Right Where I Belong, are based on Rebekah and Ruth.

When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher and coffee snob.

Learn more about Krista McGee and her books at kristamcgeebooks.com. Readers can also become a fan on Facebook (krista.a.mcgee) or follow her on Twitter (@KristaMcGeeYA).

Suggested Interview Questions 

~ Your earlier books are modern adaptions of the biblical stories of Esther, Rebekah and Ruth. Where did you find your inspiration for Anomaly?
 
~ Thalli knows her curiosity and emotions make her unique. What can teens learn from Thalli about their differences?
 
~ How did your passion for writing teen fiction develop?
 
~ What lessons do you hope readers take away from Anomaly?
 
~ Without giving away too much, what else can you tell us about the Designer?
 
~ How has being a teacher impacted the way you approach your novels?
 
~ As Thalli learns more about herself and the world, she questions if there is more to life. Do you think it’s OK for teens to question God and why he has made them unique?
 
~How does Anomaly compare to popular teen series, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent? Will readers drawn to those books enjoy Thalli’s adventure, too?
 
~ Are there special connections from Thalli’s pursuit for a greater purpose for her abilities and our different roles in the Church? 
 
~ Will Anomaly be part of a new series? What are you working on next?

Krista McGee is available for interviews to promote the release of Anomaly. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

McGee successfully asks readers to consider both what it means to act (or not act) on human emotions and the role such emotions play in relationships with God. — Publishers Weekly

Reviews

  • REVIEW: ANOMALY / KRISA MCGEE

    Krista McGee, author of several young adult contemporary novels, tries her hand at young adult dystopian fiction. She creates a future world where nuclear war survivors live below ground. Scientists engineer life so emotions and sickness are eliminated, making everyone the same. Thalli, however, asks questions and feels emotions acutely, making her an anomality in a world where being different carries a death sentence.

    In Anomaly, Thalli manages to keep her emotions hidden until she experiences a piece of ancient music. So she is scheduled to die. A childhood friend and scientist in training, Berk manages to delay her execution with the excuse of using her to further scientific studies. Thalli meets a man who tells her about the Designer who created all life.

    Written by Worthy 2 Read on July 31, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://worthy2read.wordpress.com/reviews/young-adult/anomaly/

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE & IPAD MINI GIVEAWAY

    Fans of the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie and dystopian fiction fans in general wont want to miss ANOMALY by Krista McGee!!! This is definitely dystopian fiction at its best!!! This book exceeded every expectation I had for it. I love it!!! I cannot wait for book 2!!! Seriously, don’t miss this one. One of my FAVE reads of 2013!!!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on July 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2E5O6SGN3W8U4/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688721&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Anomaly is captivating, intriguing, and absolutely awesome! From the very first page I was entangled into Thalli’s world. McGee writes in such a way that it’s nearly impossible to set the book down. The State is an inventive creation and is distinct from the many dystopian novels out there. I can only imagine the amount of time McGee put into it but I can say that every moment spent shines through beautifully.

    Written by Writings of Rosie on July 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1L2NWC0OICPWX

  • ANOMALY

    Anamoly will glue you to each page until the very end, with strong characters you want to learn more about, you will identify with Thalli as she searches to learn more about the Designer and what the means for her life.

    Written by Elle in Organic Shoes on July 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://organicshoes.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee/

  • FASCINATING

    Fascinating. The underground world McGee has created… The difficult questions McGee doesn’t save her characters from… The Matrix-y intensity without the ickiness (Thank you, McGee!)… The twists and turns through the human mind… The romance that somehow survives and is as tender and fragile as one would expect in such a world… And the creative and simply powerful look at faith. All of it made for such an engaging story, and a great start to what’s sure to be an intriguing trilogy!

    Written by Seasons of Humility on July 29, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1OSANVMXAIVL5/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688721&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • JUST WHAT THE YA MARKET NEEDED

    Anomaly by Krista McGee is dystopian fiction at its best. Filled with suspense, forbidden love, and a futuristic society, Anomaly sets the stage for Krista’s exciting new series.If you’re anything like me, and by me I mean a “YA Junkie”, there’s no doubt you’ll love Anomaly. With just the right blend of romance, suspense, and Biblical truth, Anomaly is everything the young adult market needs today. In a culture where books for teens are growing increasingly distasteful, Anomaly is a novel parents can feel comfortable buying for their kids.

    Written by Sara Ella on July 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://saraella.com/2013/07/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee.html

  • A FUTURISTIC LOOK INTO LIFE ON EARTH AFTER A NUCLEAR WAR WITH A TWIST!

    Knowing how quickly we are creating our own virtual reality’s in video games, this one really took me by surprised and wondered just how far along are we really. This really does create a sense of what if, when you read this one and makes us question just how beneficial is technology in the future. How will this world survive if we found ourselves in the situation Krista created in this novel. This is definitely a novel that makes you wonder how you would handle creating a lasting remnant if given the chance. How much freedom would you allow people to have? I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and there’s even some discussion questions included for book groups or small group study.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on July 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R29PLPEHXNRZ19

  • ANOMALY

    Teen dystopian novels with female protagonists are all the rage today, and McGee’s new series fits right in … but the difference is that she pulls in the truth of the Gospel, which leaves the reader with a hope that isn’t present in most of the novels in the genre.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on July 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R390CJ6U31LMZY/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688721&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • GREAT YA SPECULATIVE FICTION BY KRISTA MCGEE

    What a great read! The characters drew me in right away. The author did a great job of creating a world, and the characters in that world, that is believable and real. I fell in love with Thalli on the first page and loved seeing her world through her eyes. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series

    Written by The Writer’s Tool on July 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2NUN4CBHC7OLJ

  • ANOMALY

    Krista McGee burst on the scene a couple of years ago with her fun, witty young adult novels. I was an instant fan. I grabbed her newest, Anomaly, without knowing anything about it other than it was written by her.

    Once I received it and started reading it I was disappointed because it was so very different than her earlier works. Creating an entire new world underground because of nuclear fallout? Not something I would have ever thought I’d be interested in. I loved it. The story was so well written that it captivated me from page one. I ached for Thalli and all that she went through.

    My favorite part were her interactions with the old man, John, who was hidden away on an upper level. The way he described the Designer (God) was beautifully written.

    I can’t wait for the rest of this series!

    Written by Suzanne Schaffer on July 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://clickingherheels.blogspot.com/2013/07/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee.html

  • ANOMALY: A LITFUSE REVIEW

    Anomaly is one of the best YA books I’ve read since The Hunger Games! It is in the same genre (dystopian) but it is also very obviously a Christian book as well.

    After I finished reading I gave it to my daughter to read and she pretty much devoured it in a day!

    We are both eagerly awaiting book two in the series! There isn’t much that I didn’t like about this book—really, the only thing that bugged me was that one of the character’s soap smell was mentioned a few too many times. Other than that this was a fantastic (and quick) read!

    Written by A Simply Enchanted Life on July 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.asimplyenchantedlife.com/2013/07/anomaly-litfuse-review.html

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTEN MCGEE

    I found that the beginning of this book was a little hard for me to get into, but after 3 or 4 chapters, it began to get more exciting. After awhile, I found it hard to put it down, eager to find out what was going to happen next! I think it would be great for a book discussion because of all of the different elements throughout the book. I loved that there was a distinct Christian message played throughout the story despite the fact that none of the characters were created to know God.

    Written by Loving Mommahood on July 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://reviews.christianbook.com/2016/688721/thomas-nelson-anomaly-anomaly-series-1-reviews/reviews.htm?reviewID=29931505

  • ANOMALY

    Stories like this stretch my imagination with all sorts of “what if” scenarios. How would you share the gospel with someone who had never even heard of God? The plot was intriguing to me and I especially appreciated the bigger message.

    Written by Ramblin’ Roads on July 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RW0KDU02VG1O/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • FABULOUS NEW NOVEL FROM KRISTA MCGEE!

    The book starts off with Thalli counting down the last few minutes of her life. What a hook! At that point, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put the book down. Krista is an incredibly talented author. She managed to create an entire world in the future, develop characters that I adored, and tell a story with so many twists and turns I was never sure what was going to happen next. And the best part was that it all seemed so believable. Futuristic novels are usually hard for me to buy into because they seem so ridiculous, but I totally believed the reasons why this whole world was living like they were. I also loved how she creatively wove in threads of God’s character throughout the book—even though only one character even acknowledges God at the beginning.

    Written by i blog 4 books on July 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R15D4070JB1514/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • “ANOMALY” BY KRISTA MCGEE

    After a nuclear war has made most of the planet uninhabitable, a group of scientists called The Ten have taken refuge in a giant underground facility. They are genetically engineering future generations, creating life void of anything except productivity. Emotions have been removed to prevent questioning or strife, or even love.

    But Thalli is an anomaly. She has emotions, and recognizes at a young age that this sets her apart from the others. Realizing that it would mean her annihilation if the monitors noticed that she is different, Thalli becomes adept at hiding her feelings and acting the part of the obedient student, training to be a musician.

    The plot of “Anomaly” is full of twists and turns. Just when you think you understand what is going on, everything changes. What is real?

    Written by ReviewsByErin on July 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RQCQF18SYL621

  • NO WORDS

    “Anomaly” by Krista McGee was an amazing book! I loved this book. I don’t even know where to start because this book reminded me of Divergent and that is one of my all time favorite books right now.

    Written by The World As I See It on July 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/13d2gmz

  • “ANOMALY” BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Anomaly focuses less on the main character’s rebellion of the ruling scientific regime and more on each person’s innate longing to know our Creator. McGee has crafted an intense blend of science and faith that will fascinate even the most reluctant science fiction or fantasy reader. Anomaly is both and neither at the same time – because while the premise may be futuristic and technological, truth resounds within its pages.
    We are created to Love.
    We are planned with a purpose.
    We are not all the same – and those differences are in accordance to the above purpose.
    We are not meant to be in control, and rather than being scary, this can be a freeing discovery.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on July 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/675984041

  • GRIPPING

    “Dystopia” – an imaginary society in which social or technological trends have culminated in a greatly diminished quality of life or degradation of values.
    Anomaly is a young adult novel which tells the story of a dystopian world. While the book was a little too “sci-fi” for my personal taste, McGee does an amazing job of weaving a story that involves your mind and emotions. The story is told strictly from the vantage point of a seventeen year old musician who struggles to make sense of what’s going on around her. I loved McGee’s character John and how she weaved the gospel into the story through his interactions with Thalli. While this isn’t my favorite genre, McGee has succeeded in making me want to read the next novel coming in July 2014 Luminary. What will become of Thalli, John, Rhen, and Berk?

    Written by Mother of Three on July 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AG8L0K3H4O50T?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_thx_pdp

  • ANOMALY

    Anomaly is filled with mystery! Just when I thought I had the story figured out there was a twist I was not expecting. I was unsure at some parts as to what the reality was and what was real in the story. There were also times I was not sure who were the good guys and who were the bad guys! I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. What was Thalli’s reality? I did enjoy her bravery and even though she was fearful she pushed the fear down to seek the truth. Anomaly was an excellent read! I am looking forward to book two Luminary in July of 2014!

    Written by My Blessings From Above on July 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R27FYMRSMDU1WE

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Honestly, I had a hard time getting started in Anomaly, but once I got a few chapters in, it grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. Anomaly is about a post-nuclear war destruction society that is living inside a mountain and below the earth’s surface in a NORAD-like city.

    I really enjoyed reading this type of book written from a Christian perspective. In fact, I LOVED it and cannot wait until the next book comes out… I hope it doesn’t disappoint. McGee does a wonderful job writing the Word of God and love of God into this book in a way that it is not overwhelming or boring. Actually, it’s quite beautiful.

    I believe that Anomaly will be enjoyed by teens, young adults and mature audiences as well.

    Written by The Life and Times of a pwnmom… on July 23, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1ZF4U6M3BGBM2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • I was so excited when this book came in the mail. I started reading it right away and had trouble putting it down. There are so many twists and turns including one at the very end that left me questioning the whole story…. the kind that makes you want to go back and read it all over again! This book is labeled as Juvenile, but I definitely enjoyed it and think other adults would as well. I love that for teens this book does have a little bit of romance but it is completely clean and appropriate. Great book!Written by All Meant To Shine on July 23, 2013 | e
  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Where to begin? This book was amazing! I have read Krista McGee’s previous three novels and while I loved all of them this was by far the best. From the very first sentence I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading. The whole idea of the story was so cool and the execution of it was astounding. I was constantly surprised and never could quite guess what was coming next there were even times where I didn’t know what was real and not. The characters were just as intriguing as the plot and I loved Thalli and Berk, and also a secondary character named John. He was a really awesome person who it seemed like you couldn’t help but like! In summary this was a thrilling and amazing ride that left me quite anxious for book two. This author has definitely found her niche in dystopian.

    Written by Christian Novels on July 22, 2013 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: ANOMALY

    I am so amazed by some of the new YA christian fiction that has been coming out. First with the Angles Eye’s trilogy by Shannon Dittemore and now with Anomaly by Mrs.Mcgee.
    To be honest, it took me a while to get into REALLY reading this book. Not because it was boring. It was FAR from boring. But from my own laziness. However, when I did finally get into it, I couldn’t put it down.

    Written by Simple Samantha on July 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.justsimplysamantha.blogspot.com/2013/07/anomalybook-review.html

  • BOOK REVIEW : ANOMALY

    I found this story very engaging and interesting! I enjoyed the characters a great deal and was quite intrigued with their story. I highly recommend this book as a great, clean adult story – or as a safe youth novel. I look forward to following along with this story in the sequel to come!
    This was an easy novel to get into and not so easy to put down!

    Written by The Cole Clan Adventures on July 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R8ATA6I0D0T8L/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688721&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • ANOMALY BOOK REVIEW

    The book was very interesting and the story grabbed me from the very beginning. The twists, turns and tests that occur after Thalli’s anomaly is discovered by The Ten kept me on my toes.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on July 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Anomaly-Krista-McGee/product-reviews/1401688721/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

  • ANOMALY IS AWESOME!

    Blah!Another dystopian book…was my first thought when I received the book in the mail to review. These days, it’s hard to find anything other than dystopian literature for young adults.W.O.W!!Is all I can say right now. Anomaly is one of THE best books I’ve read in a long time.The story sucks you in and won’t loosen its grip until the very last page. I think what’s so realistic about this society, is that I can see we’re headed down this path–tampering with food to make sure it’s “healthy” for us, genetically modifying/creating people to be more resilient, “big brother” watching our every move to monitor and maintain orderliness of conduct, virtual reality simulators and learning “pads”…all of these issues and technologies are prevalent in the society that our characters live.

    Written by Heather Thomas on July 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://misadventuresofthedynamicuno.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=GB_2BUABAAA.hinxTltb4KkVwuhnNuKiIQ.IkNVW167SOhOTqJ1AeBFgQ&postId=1313359270387987896&type=POST

  • A VERY INTERESTING IDEA…

    Anomaly has a very interesting concept behind the story. What I found interesting as I read this book is how the 10 scientists have designed a society that relies on each other and ultimately on the 10 scientists. Within 3 generations the words (and knowledge of) God, His Savings Grace & Purpose, Love, Marriage have all been wiped out and each individual is designed to have NO emotions, feelings, illnesses and nothing can go wrong because if it does they will be destroyed.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book although it wasn’t at all what I expected.

    Written by Classic Children’s Books on July 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.librarything.com/work/13954043/book/100178772

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Anomaly by Krista McGee is a fascinating Young Adult / Dystopian novel that engaged me from the start and kept me intrigued until the very end.

    In Anomaly, Krista creates a bleak world full of complex characters that I grew to care about very much. The plot was full of surprising twists all along the way. Unlike most Dystopian novels, Krista even manages to weave a Christian message of hope within its pages as well!

    I highly recommend this book for both your personal and group reading pleasure.

    Written by Create With Joy on July 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2013/07/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee.html

  • GREAT DYSTOPIAN

    I’m not a fan of dystopian works. “Anomaly” by Krista McGee however has given me a new appreciation for this genre.
    It does have the feel that things are just going to get worse (one thing I dislike about dystopian) or can’t get any better but then, wait! here’s a light shining in a dark tunnel. Or a silver lining to that storm cloud. There are enough twists and turns in this book also that kept me scratching my head and almost literally biting my nails.
    My teen daughter read the book after me and LOVED it. We’ve already got the next book on our wish list.
    Great job, Krista, on a well done YA dystopian book!

    Written by North Laurel Home & School on July 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.nlfamily.net/2013/07/blog-tour-anomaly-by-krista-mcgee.html

  • ANOMOLY BY KRISTA MCGEE- THIS WORLD IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

    I absolutely loved Anomoly. The storyline is compelling and incredibly unique. I normally don’t care for sci fi but Anomoly had me in it’s clutches on the first page. Thalli is richly described and beautifully flawed. Her ability to still care for others and trust in this futuristic society is what makes readers adore her. I fell for both Berk and Stone, although appearances can be deceiving. The real shining star of Anomoly, though, is the character, John. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the relationship between John and Thalli develop and how he teachers her about the “Designer” (God).

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on July 20, 2013 | e

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    I really liked this futuristic novel for teens. It’s setting is post nuclear war. It’s society is controlled by The Scientists. It has a heroine, an anomaly, who feels emotions when all are supposed to be genetically engineered to be without them. It has the challenge of perception – is one experiencing reality or a created simulation of it? It has a hint of love in a controlled, loveless environment. And it has a clear presentation of the gospel. Well written, great sci-fi fiction for teens.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on July 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://amzn.to/12DmxSv

  • HOOKED!

    As much as the first chapter hooked me in, the last chapter left me breathless for more.

    Written by That’s What I’m Here For…. on July 20, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R10F91ESEO6BYM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    From the first moment that I started to read this book I was hooked. It is the same story with a different twist. These people believe that just because someone is different they can actually treat them differently. I really enjoyed this book, one of both suspense and hope. I believe that readers of all ages will enjoy this book.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on July 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2013/07/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee-book-review-and.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: “ANOMALY” BY KRISTA MCGEE

    I loved this book but am bummed about waiting a year to see what happens in the sequel! It reminded me of the Matched series by Allie Condie or a little like the Divergent series by Veronica Roth – I guess the whole dystopian thing. I was surprised at how quickly I was pulled into the story, needing to keep reading to find out what happened next! Krista did a fabulous job of keeping me engaged and guessing until the very end.

    Written by snidbits on July 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/656421877

  • *ANOMALY*

    And we pause as we read Anomaly , and we praise God for creating emotion, for giving us the ability to Love, for presenting us with aching beauty, for the simple yet heavenly pleasure of looking up at the moon. We Praise God for His Son, for letting us know Him and call Him ours, for giving us His Word and His people to help us know him better.

    This world, where they hope for salvation-from-the-scientists, this hidden State ruled supposedly by ten enlightened men, this place where simulation can control the mind as easily as reality, it makes us pause and think about the meanings of things. Like every good story, your brain continues to wrestle with it after the book is “over.”

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on July 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2013/07/anomaly.html

  • ANOMOLY – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR YA READERS

    Anomaly is a YA dystopian, post-nuclear war survival story. Yes, I hear your sigh. Another one?

    But guess what. This book was GREAT! The plot was well-developed, the characters believable, the concept possible, if not probable. And there was a twist at the end that left you wanting to know MORE! Krista does a wonderful job of being inside Thalli’s head as she blossoms into the creative, emotionally charged human The Designer meant her to be.

    This absorbing read for YA enthusiasts has a strong Christian worldview that doesn’t overpower or come across as preachy.

    Written by Braveheart: Tales from the Front Lines on July 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://beckydoughty.com/2013/07/19/review-anomaly-by-krista-mcgee-with-ipad-mini-giveaway/

  • ANOMALY – KRISTA MCGEE

    What a super fast read! I started out dragging my feet with this book…the beginning didn’t grab me, and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make my way through it. In the end, I was glad I stuck with it!

    While there were some confusing areas of this novel, I enjoyed the mystery behind it. Was Thalli in in a realistic world, or was she living a dream? Was anyone else around her real, or were they a type of robot? Oh my…trying not to give anything away with this review!

    Let’s just leave it at this…I give this book 4 stars, and would recommend it to anyone that is a sci-fi fan. This book (in a way) reminded me of the movie “Lock Out”, it had similar aspects to it. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series, but am afraid it is not due out for some time!

    **I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion**

    Written by Give Me Today on July 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RW1LDD31DEP9/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00B7QRB94&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • YA DYSTOPIAN WITH A CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE

    Krista McGee has created a futuristic world where people are engineered without emotions. It is scary and difficult to imagine such a world. There’s a strong Christian influence to this story, which makes it very unique. Anomaly drew me in right away and kept me guessing as to who could really be trusted and believed.

    Written by Alas 3 Lads on July 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://alas3lads.blogspot.com/2013/07/blog-tour-anomaly-by-krista-mcgee-with.html

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Setting itself apart from its peers is the Christianity Krista wove into this story. It was done effortlessly and with 17-year-old Thalli’s curious nature, it was not hard to believe she’d seek out who The Designer was and why He was more powerful than the Scientists who are now in control of their “below” world. Frightening in its underpinnings, the faith of Thalli and her consuming, beautiful connections to God – through music, is powerfully depicted and was probably the most emotional element in the narrative.

    Written by Dreaming Under the Same Moon on July 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/533407426

  • ANOMALY REVIEW

    Really good, strong characters. Excellent example of Christian science fiction.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on July 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/07/litfuse-reviewanomaly-bykrista-mcgee.html

  • ANOMALY COMPLETELY MET MY EXPECTATIONS!

    Anomaly completely met my expectations, as I ended up loving it. The story held my attention throughout and I loved the characters. I think my favorite character would have to be Berk, though John and Thalli were close runner-ups.

    Written by Christian Bookshelf Reviews on July 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R9015TKBP5SYR/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY} ENTER TO WIN AN IPAD MINI FROM @KRISTAMCGEEYA

    In a world rules by silence and no religion of ANY KIND. People live in pods that are underground. This is where we start our story. I really loved this book! And I think that is saying something since I’ve been pagan for over 20 years. I never knew that a mix of Teen, Dystopian, and Christian all together could work so well! So if you think you won’t like it because its Christian. You are so wrong and should give it a try!

    Written by Crossroad Reviews on July 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.crossroadreviews.com/2013/07/review-giveaway-enter-to-win-ipad-mini.html

  • ENTER TO WIN AN IPAD MINI FROM @KRISTAMCGEEYA | “ANOMALY” GIVEAWAY!

    I have one word to start my review and it is Wow! This book gripped me at the very start and never let me go. I inhaled this book in just a couple of sittings and now I am on pins and needles until the next installment is available. There are so many young adult books out there right now that I just wouldn’t want my kids reading but this is something I would gladly share. It is part science fiction, part young adult, and part Christian fiction. I love that on top of the many twists is the idea that God creates all and even does in this dystopian future. I just can’t say enough good things about Anomaly by Krista McGee. This is a very special and unique book that is great entertainment for all as well as having a great moral theme.

    Written by Buzz4mommies on July 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RME2Y6OXYOUW9/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • LITFUSE PUBLICITY: ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE

    Normally, I don’t get excited about young adult novels or dystopian novels but Krista McGee has changed all that. I read this book in about a half a day, even with my children, this book is really that much fun to read. The first couple chapters were a bit slow moving BUT I stuck with it and I’m so glad I did because WOW! Thalli and the others in her pod don’t have parents, no moms or dads, because well – that was is primitive so the Scientists have devised a way to grow DNA into children and then once they’ve lived their years, are annihilated. No emotions – that includes love and anything to do with religion – are allowed.

    There are several twists in the book that I really, truly didn’t see coming – this was not a predictable book at all. Thalli is an anomaly. ……..

    Written by Growing For Christ on July 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/litfuse-publicity-anomaly-by-krista-mcgee/

  • “WOULD YOU BE AN ‘ANOMALY’?”

    An anomaly is something different from the normal, a deviation. What if you were that Anomaly? What if you had to hide what you were feeling and who you really were? This is Thalli’s story. Is she alone?

    Written by Donna Safford on July 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RDX2TUH2QT3AG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688721&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • ANOMALY

    As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:20

    That is the Bible verse that lingered in the back of my mind while I read this book. While Joseph of Genesis and Thalli of Anomaly don’t have many obvious things in common, I see a common thread in their stories – men believed they were in control of both characters lives, but God was simply allowing them to be a part of the symphony He alone was composing.

    This is the first of a trilogy and Krista McGee has created a world and characters that are definitely compelling enough to have me eager to read the next two books.

    Written by Raising the Barrs on July 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.raisingthebarrs.com/2013/07/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee-review-and-giveaway/

  • ANOMALY BY KRISTA MCGEE WITH A GIVEAWAY

    My first thought after reading the first chapter of this book was “this book is weird!” After I read further in the book, I changed my opinion to it just being different, and actually enjoyed the book once I got past my first impressions.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on July 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://thoughtsofasojourner.blogspot.com/2013/07/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee-with-giveaway.html

  • ANOMALY, A FUTURE FANTASY STORY

    To me, this was a very sad story. No matter what Thalli did, she was in trouble and scheduled to die. Gosh, I sure hope that things don’t really turn out like this if we do have nuclear holocaust and just about everyone dies but a few hundreds here and there. Sounds like they screw things up pretty bad in the future.

    Who would want to live without love, without having children, without feeling anything? These people are made and programmed to run efficiently in small groups but they are never allowed to interact with the other people who live in this domelike existence.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on July 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2013/07/anomaly-book-tour-giveaway.html

  • GREAT FOR YOUTH GROUP BOOK STUDY

    Wow. Just wow. If you are a fan of dystopian novels, young adult books, or just thrillers in general, this is a not-to-be-missed book. This would be an excellent story for a Sunday School book club or something similar. Really enjoyed it!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on July 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/anomaly-by-krista-mcgee

  • DYSTOPIAN LIT WITH A TWIST

    Thalli is different. And different is not good in the State that is left after a nuclear holocaust. But she feels deeply. She tries to hide, but she can’t. To avoid annihilation, she becomes a test subject. The story winds through her learning about the real Designer as she learns about love. This story scrapes away to the essense of what is important: God, love, freedom. The pages turn effortlessly…and the ending left me longing for the next installment. Engrossing read.

    Written by Cara Putman on June 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://teentweenbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/06/anomaly-dystopian-ya-with-twist.html