Anomaly by Tonya Kuper! Review and Giveaway!

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Release Date: 11/25/14
Entangled Teen
             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… summery

I’d say this book is a good one-time read (or, for anyone not familiar with my rating system, about 3.5 out of 5 stars). I really liked the concept and some of the characters but some of the execution just fell flat.

Things I Liked
As mentioned above, I really liked certain characters. I really liked Reid and his point of view. I really liked learning more about his character and his friendship with Nick and I hope we get more about that in the second book! Which brings me to my next point of; this book was at its best when it was giving you backstory and character development! I LOVED that stuff, and while I can’t talk about all of it because some of it is spoilers, just know that those were my favorite parts! I also really liked the idea and plot behind the book, it was different and that’s a good thing. The plot, especially when it picks up towards the end, keeps you hooked! That mentioned, I really liked how it picked up towards the end, leaving me excited for the next book!

Things I Didn’t Like
My main problem with this book can be summed up in one word… execution. I loved the idea, but the execution wasn’t always great. An example of this is in some action scenes I would lose what was going on and had to go back and reread it a few times to understand what just happened. Another example is that the romance felt rushed. Now there is something you can argue against this but I’m scared to include that argument for fear of spoilers so if you want to bring that up, we can discuss it in the comments, I just don’t want to accidently spoil anyone. Back to what I was saying, it was as if as soon as Josie saw Reid she loved him and that’s just not too believable to me.

Overall, I enjoyed Anomaly and it was a quick, fun one-time read. I definitely recommend it for anyone who thinks it sounds interesting! I will be picking up the second book as soon as it comes out; I’m interested to see where this goes!

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.

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