Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Revolutionary by Krista McGee

I received a copy of Revolutionary, book 3 of the Anomaly series, in exchange for my review.

Thalli has been returned to the State and is being used to make Kristie do what Loudin wants, though Thalli has no idea why it works. There seem to be more secrets that she doesn't know the answer to. Together with Alex, Thalli plans his downfall, though a trip back to New Hope changes all that when Berk, Rhen and Dallas join them in the State. Loudin has figured that having all five of them will make Thalli do what he wants, and uses Thalli to make Alex and Berk do what he wants. Meanwhile Thalli is trying to decide which of the two holds her heart, the brave and broken King, or the podmate that she's known since she was born...she cares for them both, but can she choose?

Well its safe to say that that didn't end the way I thought it would! The whole Anomaly series has kept me on my toes and not knowing what's actually coming next, which has been refreshing actually. Though it did also mean that the shock I got at the end was actually quite upsetting...I'd figured out the what, just not the who, and when I did find out the who...well that wasn't quite the ending I wanted for them!

The love triangle came into force in Revolutionary, and I have to admit I actually had a strong preference about which guy it should be, and which guy was better for Thalli/needed her in his life the most. Though by half way through I think I'd given up on the love story ending the way I wanted to, but I still clung on to hope! What I did like was that at some points when Thalli was thinking about the boys she stopped herself, because she had bigger things to worry about.

There was a pretty big reveal in Revolutionary surrounding exactly who the donors were that created Thalli, and that definitely wasn't something I'd thought about. It did bring in another level of complexity though and there were some similarities to Alex's story in the previous book, and that the child is not the parent.

As with the other two books in the series, God and religion played a part in this book, and I thought that it played a bigger part than before. This is mainly because Thalli is a more firm believer, but also because Rhen has overlooked her conditioning and found religion as well. The thing that I appreciated about the religion and God in the book was that it wasn't forced down anyone's throat, it was there and it was a motivator for Thallli but that was about the extent of it.

I've enjoyed the Revolutionary series, definitely didn't go the way I'd expected it to!

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Revolutionary (Anomaly #3)
Release Date: 07/15/14
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Summary from Goodreads:
All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary.

Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was.

Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings more trouble for her. Now Dr. Loudin knows just the leverage to use on his captive, and she is forced to choose between the two of them. Is her first love her true love? Or does Alex ultimately claim her heart?

Unsure of everything around her, including her own identity, Thalli doesn’t know where to turn. She knows she needs the Designer, but he seems further away than ever. What she does know, though, is that if she doesn’t do something to stop Loudin, the fragile world aboveground will be lost once and for all.


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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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