About Anomaly: Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.
Decades before Thalli's birth, the world ended in a nuclear war. But life went on deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. Since then, they have genetically engineered humans to be free from emotions in the hopes that war won't threaten their lives again.
But Thalli was born with the ability to feel emotions and a sense of curiosity she can barely contain. She has survived so far thanks to her ability to hide those differences. But Thalli's secret is discovered when she is overwhelmed by the emotion in an ancient piece of music.
She is quickly scheduled for annihilation, but her childhood friend, Berk, convinces The Ten to postpone her death and study her instead. While in the scientists' Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance in the pods.
As her life ticks away, she hears rumors of someone called the Designer---someone even more powerful than The Ten. What's more, the parts of her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger plan. And the parts of her that she has always guarded could be the answer she's been looking for all along.
What a super fast read! I started out dragging my feet with this book...the beginning didn't grab me, and I wasn't sure if I would be able to make my way through it. In the end, I was glad I stuck with it!
While there were some confusing areas of this novel, I enjoyed the mystery behind it. Was Thalli in in a realistic world, or was she living a dream? Was anyone else around her real, or were they a type of robot? Oh my...trying not to give anything away with this review!
Let's just leave it at this...I give this book 4 stars, and would recommend it to anyone that is a sci-fi fan. This book (in a way) reminded me of the movie "Lock Out", it had similar aspects to it. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series, but am afraid it is not due out for some time!
**I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion**