Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Author: Tonya Kuper
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN:   1622664051
ISBN13: 9781622664054
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher
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…

ANOMALY was a neat story. It starts off with a nice pace and keeps up the momentum until the end with action, a bit of romance, family dysfunction and a bit of deception to round it all out.

Josie is a bit on the geeky side, but she makes it look super cool. Her parents kept her in the dark about who they really were and what she can do, so when Reid shows up she doesn't know if he's crazy or if she is.  She jumps into training with Reid pretty quickly and starts playing with her 'powers'. You can tell right away that both have a spark that pulls them together and further in the book you find out that they have a past together that draws them even closer to each other.

I enjoyed ANOMALY. The world building was great, the characters were well developed, and the storyline was unique. A great debut for Tonya Kuper and I will be on the look-out for book 2.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.