Friday, 5 December 2014

Anomaly Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Today is my stop on the blog tour for Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)! This was a great sci-fi read and I'm eager to see where the series goes. Thanks to YA Bound for letting me take part in this! You can see the full blog tour schedule here. Check out my review below and enter the giveaway!

Title: Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)
Author: Tonya Kuper
Release date: November 25th 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Format: eARC
Pages: 302

Source: YA Bound
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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 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…

Sci-fi with actual science involved, after so long! I loved all the physics and Big Bang Theory and Star Wars references in this book. I love the subject, especially quantum, so I was super interested in this. The fiction part of the sci-fi concept in the book threw me a little, but I ate it all up anyway.

Josie is a huge science geek, and I could totally relate to her in many ways. She has scientist parents, although her father is currently MIA. Josie's world starts changing when weird things happen around her. She thinks of something in her head, it happens, and she has a splitting headache after. Reid shows up at her school to explain everything to her, and what he tells Josie will turn everything upside down. He's supposed to be her mentor and trainer, but does Josie even have a say in what her life is anymore?

I liked Josie's snarky and kind of badass attitude. She's super powerful and I loved seeing how her character developed along with her powers. Josie has a lot going on in her life after she finds out what she is, and there's a huge burden of responsibility on her. The way she deals with it is admirable.

Reid was a little hard to like at first. Some things bugged me a little, like how he finds it so surprising that Josie knows about quantum physics. She's seventeen and she likes physics, of course she does! It's also normal to learn that stuff in high school, in physics lessons. Also, I wasn't too fond of how overprotective he is of Josie. I mean, she's pretty powerful and very independent, she doesn't need smothering. But apart from that I liked him. He's serious and moody but in the cool kind of way. He also has a connection to Josie that's easy to figure out quite early on, but it was a nice twist to the story.

The plot is intriguing and I'm excited to see where this series goes. There are shockers I didn't see coming, and I like the concept of Pushing and Retracting. Though not on par with other sci-fi debuts I loved, Anomaly holds its own in the YA world, where sci-fi is a major genre.

*Thank you to YA Bound for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 3.5/5



About the author:

Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult sci-fi 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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2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great read and I love the cover.

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  2. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing ANOMALY!! So glad you enjoyed it!! :)

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