Friday, July 18, 2014

{Blog Tour} Review: Revolutionary by Krista McGee

You can read my reviews of Anomaly and Luminary here. I mean, you don't have to. But you can. If you want. Or, you know, don't.

Title: Revolutionary
Author: Krista McGee
Series: Anomaly, #3
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

What a stunning conclusion. There have been very few series' conclusions that I thought were as perfect as this one, all this considered. It was captivating all the way through, and I think the ending was ideal for this situation.

Thalli and her friends have been taken by the evil Dr. Loudin, back to the State. And with each passing day, they realize just how twisted and evil his plans really are. And it's up to them to stop him. 

From the beginning, this book was captivating. I was so hooked by what was happening, I couldn't put the book down. I read this in the span of hours. I found myself reading faster and faster, not so that the book would end faster, but so that I could know what happened. It was so action-packed and fast-paced and enjoyable the whole way through. 

I thought the characters showed significant growth in the second book, but I feel that is nothing compared to the growth they showed in this one. While they had to work together, a few here and there, in previous book, they way they had to work together in this one showed a whole new level of their character. The Five (as I dubbed them)--Thalli, Berk, Alex, Rhen, and Dallas--had to trust and work with each other in ways that they've never had to before and that just added dimension and depth to who they were are characters and in their relationships (good or bad--I'm looking at you, Alex and Berk and your alpha-male standoffs). 

The detail and descriptiveness were very well done. It brought me into the story and captivated me. I found the descriptions of the State and their technology also to be fascinating, the way the author was able to make it seem real, and not confusing. The author also envoked some serious emotion and poignancy with her excellent writing skills. 

Again, the faith aspect was handled very interestingly. I would say this one was probably the heaviest of all three. I think McGee did such a great job of bringing up the science vs. faith question, and leaving room for thought. There was no preaching, no "I'm right and you're wrong". This series will definitely give you some food for thought. 

I've already gushed about what an amazing, different, unique take on a dystopian this was. It was new and refreshing, and so well-written. I enjoyed this one a lot, and I would definitely recommend it.

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Krista McGee:

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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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