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?
I was given a code for a free audiobook on Audible by the authors and YA Bound Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Keeva is looking forward to attending Monarch Camp. Everyone does this when they are 15. They get to meet their intended partner, the person who they will spend the rest of their lives with. There are stories of people who are called ‘anomalies’, people whose intended partner has passed away. Keeva tries not to think about this, choosing instead to think about her new life with her intended partner.
At Monarch Camp, she finds out that her intended partner has passed away, and she is now an anomaly. Her whole world flips upside down. Keeva finds herself finding out secrets that the world leader has hidden, and she realises her whole world is a lie. Can she and her group stop Sobek?
I really enjoyed listening to this book. From the first chapter to the very last sentence, I was hooked. The characters are well described, and I could imagine myself taking this journey with them. Keeva was a likeable heroine, I really wanted her to meet her intended partner and I was sad for her when she found out that he’d passed away.
At first, I was a bit confused with having the two separate storylines in one chapter, but once I knew the layout, I settled back into the story very quickly. The ending is wide open for a second book, and I am looking forward to discovering what happens next.
I give this book 5/5 stars!
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.
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 musical Serial 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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