Anomaly by Tonya Kuper
Age Range: 12 – 18 years
Grade Level: 7 – 12
Series: Schrodinger’s Consortium #1
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Teen (November 25, 2014)
Genre: Urban fantasy
Source: From publisher for review
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…
Worst. Birthday. Ever.
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…
This is a typical urban fantasy YA novel. It’s well written, and the world
building is done well. It follows the plot line where the main character develops a new ability and must learn to master it in time to save the world, all while ogling their super hot (and irritating) trainer.
It’s a good plot, and it obviously works well because it’s been used a
lot. I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I hadn’t read so many just
like it. I got tired of the training sessions with Josie and
Reid and the whole “my mother’s been lying to me!” episodes. That being
said, it’s a well written and entertaining book. The concept of Pushing and Retracting is interesting and there is no shortage of action and heart pounding suspense. If you or your
teen likes these kinds of stories, you will probably like this one.
Content: Violence, innuendo, and language (no f-words)
Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.