Friday, 15 July 2016

Book Review: Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

Anomalies – Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

*Warning – may contain spoilers*

Author: Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman
Publisher: Select Books
First published: 2016
Cover: eBook pdf
Pages: 322

Blurb:    (Taken 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 they are imprinted, the people she loves begin to 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.

History of my copy: I received a pdf copy of Anomalies from YABBT in exchange for an honest review.

I really tried with this book. So many times I thought about giving up, but I powered on in the hopes that it would get better. However, today I reached 200 pages and couldn’t take anymore, so very briefly skimmed the last 100 or so pages.

To read or not to read: Don’t read. I was hugely disappointed by this book as the blurb made me really keen to read it. At first, it reminded me of Divergent and then I couldn’t get that thought out of my head. Whilst it was fairly well written, it really didn’t do anything for me.

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