Summary from Goodreads:
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?
Be sure to check out Book #1, Anomaly
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.
I first read Anomaly, book 1, in June of this past year and thoroughly enjoyed the futuristic North America that Krista McGee created. When I found out book 2 would soon be released, I knew I just had to read it and find out what happens to Thalli, Berk, and John. Luminary did not disappoint and actually took me in a direction I wasn’t expecting. When I first started reading, I found the first chapter or so to be a little slow, but then everything began to speed up and I found myself going along for the ride.
I was excited to get to know Thalli outside of the only place she ever called home. Just ‘watching’ her walk along side John and continue to learn and grow from him really was one of my favorite aspect of Luminary and a relationship that I admire. You’re able to see Thalli become more of her own person in Luminary, which to me, was a drastic change from how she was in Anomaly. The whole story reflected one of hope and change. And while there were aspects of this story that left me teary eyed, there were certainly some parts that left me sitting on the edge of my seat, eager for more. The ending especially.
If you haven’t read Anomaly, I highly recommend that you do so that you can take this journey with Thalli, Berk, and so many others because this is a series you don’t want to miss.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
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