Thursday, December 4, 2014

Anomaly Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Anomaly Blog Tour!  Make sure to check out everything going on during this tour by clicking the banner above. 

About the Book
Title: Anomaly
Author: Tonya Kuper
Series: Schrodinger's Consortium #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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 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…

About the Author

Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult scifi
trilogy, releases November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys and husband, is a music junkie, and a chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.

My Review of Anomaly
Anomaly is the book every nerd will fall in love with, and lets all admit everyone has a little nerd inside of them. Josie is just my type of girl, but add in that she is has the ability to create reality with just a thought makes her the type of heroine I can get behind. My favorite parts of the story usually included some reference to Star Wars, Star Trek, or other just as wonderful fandoms.  The heavy conspiracy theory driven plot also helps make this an action packed read. 

While I am always up for a nerd turned superhero story, Anomaly has much more to it that just superpowers. There is also a romantic element between Josie and her trainer, Reid. Reid is also hiding information from Josie, and watching the play out had me continuously turning the page. I have to say that yes Josie’s powers made her beyond cool in my eyes, but it was her down to earth nerd qualities that made me want to keep following her story. These references and qualities really made her seem like the girl next door, and a character I would totally have as a friend in my everyday life. 

Josie really knows how to handle herself even before her powers arrive on her 17th birthday. While I do not mind a weak, scared heroine discovering she is able to stand up and fight for something story, I love a story when the main character is already strong and can protect themselves without a second thought. I will also say that I tend to love alternative points of view, because I like having a complete 360 view of the story. While sometimes during the times they were together I was not sure they were completely necessary, I still liked knowing what Reid was thinking. 

Anomaly being the first book in the  Schrodinger's Consortium has me hooked, and I will defiantly be checking in to see what is going to happen in the next installment. This book is a read for science fiction fans, and anyone with an inner or outer nerd too. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**

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Judy Cox said...

Looks like a good read. Thanks for your giveaway. Looks like some great items.

Nicole Hewitt said...

Love this cover and your review definitely makes me want to pick this one up. Sounds like the type of book I'd love!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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