Luminary (Anomaly Series #2)Krista McGee
Thalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly above-ground? After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States, aboveground for the first t... Read More
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 for gotten 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 the citizens of New Hope 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 as 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.
“McGee once again blends a Christian message within a horrific science fiction plot... death, torture, and confusing love triangles.” - Booklist
“McGee blends the determination of faith, the malevolence of those who extol power over decency, and the assertion of individual integrity in a humane glimpse at youthful courage.” - Publisher’s Weekly
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jan 7, 2014
- UPC: 9781401688745
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 311
- Publish Date: Jan 14, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 18
- Audience Age Minimum: 12
- BISAC: "JUV059000"
- ISBN: 1401688748
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- Amazing Christian science fiction by Sofia Marie of Teens Live for Jesus on 12/20/2016
Typical Thalli: "I smile to myself as I realize I feel less and less a part of the State. That Thalli from the State is disappearing, being made into Thalli from New Hope."
Forty years ago there was a nuclear war. The ten scientists who were thought to be the only survivors have maintained an emotion-free world underground. Thalli is an anomaly. She was scheduled for annihilation, but with her friends she escaped. But is there any point? Is there any life above-ground and if there is, will the people be friendly?
Krista McGee is a wonderful author. I'm surprised again by the number of plot twists in her books. Another great thing: Thalli matures so much in "Luminary." She learns to trust the Designer whatever the situation.
One thing, though, I would love if Krista McGee changed is the amount of “telling” in the story. Instead of “he was angry” I’d love to see his fists clenching, his eyes turning red, his feet stomping. But again, the plot twists make up for that and go beyond. I recommend this to any Christian reader and lover of science fiction. And if you’re new to the genre, like me, you might just love it anyway.
This is the second book in the Anomaly trilogy. The first one is "Anomaly;" the third is "Revolutionary."