Luminary by Krista McGee
Publication date: 7th January 2014
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Number of pages: 320
Series: Anomaly (2#)
Source: Received as part of blog tour. This is my honest opinion.
Date finished reading: 31st December 2013
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?
Oh . My. Goodness.
This was AMAZING.
Where to start…?
There’s the fact that Luminary was a heart-pounding, tear inducing, thrill of a ride.
Well I can honestly say that this was waaaaaaaay better than Anomaly. Books hardly ever make me tear up and this one did. I got so attached to the story and didn’t want it to and it’s even worse reading before publication because it means I have even longer to wait than everyone else before the last book comes out.
Oh the feels. Once again, I hardly ever say that about a book but I was so torn between Alex and Berk (like poor Thalli was) and I still don’t know what I want her to do. There is no easy way out of it for her and I think I know what will happen but really, really hope it won’t. But guess what? I won’t know for aaaaages.
And then the book ended where it did? I was kind of having a noooooo moment then I clicked for a new page on my Kindle and found that…that…there was no more – just acknowledgments! Yeah, that gave me another noooooo moment. It’s ok though because I like cliffhanger endings because usually it gets me excited for the next book.
I think that another reason why this book was so cool was that it was almost like historical fiction because there were two towns (New Hope and Athens) fighting each other and yet at the same time I just knew it couldn’t be, mainly because it was set in the future! So to me, a Luminary was like a historical/dystopian/science fiction/Christian book all wrapped into one. Awesome.
I love, love, love this book and can’t wait to complete this trilogy. I can’t find any fault and I can’t stop thinking about it.
A book that is emotional and beautiful, and yet still full of action and intensity, I loved it.
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About Krista McGee:
– 3 sets of print copies of Anomaly and Luminary (US only)