A thrilling sequel!
Back in the summer, Anomaly, the first in this series, was released. McGee left us wondering what would happen next as we waited for Luminary, and I was not disappointed in the least! She took the story in a direction that I generally anticipated, but she executed it much better than my expectations. I'm really looking forward to seeing how she wraps everything up with Revolutionary (July 2014).
I, like many of my friends, fell in love with Thalli not very far into the first book. Her character really evolved and she grew, not just physically but emotionally and mentally under the mentoring/teaching of John. Due to all this change in the first book, I was really intrigued to see what McGee was going to do with Thalli next. The end result? Thalli remains flawed, but watching her continue to grow into the young woman the Designer wants her to be reads very realistic. She's doing the best she can to trust in the Designer's plan for her, just like we are. I found her character more relatable in Luminary than I did in the first book.
Once again, McGee leaves us waiting. Sadly, the wait is a little longer this time, but I'm confident it will be worth it. :-) Luminary is filled with suspense, faith, and more of our favorite characters.
For those looking for a clean, Christian, dystopian novel, I really recommend they give the Anomaly Trilogy a try. This book is aimed at YA (young adult) readers.
I received this book from the Booksneeze program in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!
Thalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly aboveground?
After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk,
Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States,
aboveground for the first time. As the defectors cross the forgotten
landscape, the three youths see things they had only read about on
screens: horses, rain, real books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors
living the ancient way in a town called New Hope.
When these survivors reveal the truth of what happened years ago,
Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of everything she’s ever been
told. Can she trust anything from the State, including her own feelings
for Berk? When she volunteers for a peace mission to New Hope’s violent
neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts when the supposedly ruthless
Prince Alex turns out to be kind and charming. Although everyone in New
Hope warned her not to, she can’t help but fall for him.
Meanwhile, John’s unwavering faith in the goodness of the Designer
begins to make its mark on Thalli’s heart. But can Thalli really come to
trust in a generous, protective Designer who rules over all things?
Would that not be setting herself up for another betrayal?
The time for her to decide is now . . . because the State is closing in.