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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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.
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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. 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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I thought the audible part of the book was pretty good. I would give that part 4/5 stars, and the plot, characters, etc 5/5 stars.
I really enjoy the character of Keeve, I thought for being only 15, she was very grown-up. I thought she was very brave for all that was going on in her very young life. I really hope things turn out for her in the end.
I also really loved the character of Kai who is also an anomaly like Keeva. I really hope that those two get together in the end.
One character I am not sure about but am very interested in is Calix, whom is the bad guy of the book son. His torn right now between if he wants to be like his dad. I think he would love to be bad but it also terrifies him. I really hope he chooses the right path in the end.
Now the bad guy of the book whose name is Sobek, his such a jerk and what he does to those kids is just down right awful. And I really hope he gets it in the end.
The ending was one hell of a cliffhanger and I really can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out, so I can see what happens next.
Back to the audible part of the review. I really have a hard time with them, just because I get distracted very easy. So giving my rating of 4/5 is like getting 5/5. I did buy the ebook to follow along with it. Then I went back just in case I missed anything and just read the ebook. So if you love audible books, I really think you’ll enjoy this book a lot. But even if you don’t like audible, I think if you bought the book you would really enjoy it a lot as well. The plot to me, I really loved, but what happens to these kids when they go to camp starting at the age of 5 is just so not right. And why Keeva, Kai, etc are anomalies is just so heartbreaking.