Monday, December 1, 2014

Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1) Review

Title: Anomaly

Author: Tonya Kuper

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Goodreads Summary:

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…

My Thoughts

Anomaly is one of the most original stories that I have ever read!  It was really refreshing to read a book that revolved around a totally different topic instead of the usual ones that we see in most paranormal books today.  The storyline was very creative and unique, and I was immideatly hooked to this book from the moment I started reading!

I really enjoyed the different characters and their different personalities in this story.  The main character, Josie, was not only fierce and feisty, but she also had a really sweet caring side, and at the same time also had a vulnerable side.  In most of the books I read, the main character is usually either just super feisty and fierce, or super sweet but not really as feisty. Josie, however, isn't like that.  She was both strong and sweet, but also had a vulnerability in her that really made her character seem very alive and real, and someone you can relate to.  Aside from her I loved Reid and his best friend, even though that's not the case for one of those guys by the end of the book.  And I am not going to tell you why that is because I don't want to spoil the story.

The only thing that kind of bothered me while I was reading, was that the story was kind of confusing at some points throughout the book.  Also I found some of the characters' actions and decisions in this book a little annoying.  I don't mean to be offensive or anything, but it really didn't make any sense to me why Josie, who is actually very smart, would just easily agree to to go somewhere with a person she doesn't even really know, or why her best friend would encourage her to run off with a complete stranger in the first place.  Besides those little things though, the overall story was pretty interesting and enjoyable.

I really liked reading Anomaly because it was not only very unique and original, but also because it had great characters that were very well developed.  For a debut novel, Anomaly is well written and Ms. Kuper has done a great job bringing not only the characters but the entire story to life.  Overall, this was a really good book and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in paranormal books!

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