Monday, January 6, 2014

Blog Tour: Luminary by Krista McGee (Review + Giveaway)

Published: January 7th, 2014 (Thomas Nelson)
Pages: 320
Rating: 4/5
Source: NetGalley

She was an anomaly with a death sentence. Now she's free.

Thalli was scheduled for annihilation. She was considered an anomaly--able to experience emotions that should have been eradicated by genetic modification. The Scientists running the State couldn't allow her to bring undue chaos to their peaceful, ordered world. But seconds before her death, she is rescued.

Now Thalli is above ground in a world she thought was destroyed. A world where not even the air is safe to breathe. She and her three friends must journey across this unknown land, their destination a hidden civilization. It's their only chance of survival.

Broken and exhausted after an arduous journey, they arrive in New Hope, a town that survived the nuclear holocaust. When Thalli meets the people there--people actually "born" to "families"--her small world is blown wide open.

Soon after their arrival to New Hope, the town comes under attack. She has escaped imminent death, but now Thalli is thrust into a new fight--a fight to save her new home. Does she know enough about this world of emotions, this world of chaos, to save not only herself, but the people she has come to love? (Description from Goodreads)
Wow. Wow…what a thrilling sequel to Anomaly. I don’t like to divulge into too many details when reviewing sequels, because I’d hate to spoil anything for anyone. But, let me just say that Luminary definitely lived up to the edge-of-your-seat action and killer cliffhanger featured in Anomaly (nice going, Ms. McGee).

However, the plot seemed to slow down quite a bit at points, so I was thankful when the action picked up towards the middle of the book. Aside from those slow points, I was really satisfied and impressed with Luminary. I might even like this book more than I liked the first. Like I said in my last review, Krista McGee missed her calling in life: what’s she been doing writing romance all this time? Though I do enjoy her more contemporary  novels, I enjoy her dystopian style much better. Luminary was extremely hard to put down, and I’m eagerly awaiting the summer 2014 release of the next and final installment, Revolutionary!
About the Author…
Krista writes for teens, teaches teens, and more often than not, acts like a teen. She and her family have lived and ministered in Texas, Costa Rica, and Spain. Her current hometown is Tampa, FL.

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3 sets of print copies of Anomaly and Luminary (US only)