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Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connec...more
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Published June 1st 2011 by Papoti Books (first published May 25th 2011)
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Shelly Crane
I bought this book and it sat on my kindle forever, sad to say. The description threw me off. I thought it was going to be some kind of sarcastic mob style vampire book and the dreams that they mentioned would barely be explored and they'd be gruesome and uninteresting.

Wowza, was I wrong! I loved this book and can't believe I waited so long to start it. It flowed smoothly. I never got bored or stalled or wanted to put it down. I've read a lot of good books, but it's been a while where I've rea...more
Lucia
May 01, 2013 Lucia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Paranormal Lovers
My Evangeline and Caden:

“There are two kinds of spells.
Little, easy spells that you can learn and do anytime, anywhere—start fires, disguise yourself, that kind of stuff. But then there are other spells, where you’re directly altering fate—life and death. That’s a Causal Enchantment spell.”

Evangeline is selfless, caring, diligent almost 18-years old girl who is always trying to help others. But after death of her mom five years ago, noone really paid attention to her. Until she meets Sofia, int...more
Vanessa *Bluest Ribbon*
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Jamie
"Hello, my name is Jamie and I am free kindle book hoarder."

I literally download every single kindle book I see that is free and I might, maybe, someday read. Does this mean I read them all? No. Absolutely not. Most of the time I just sit there and look at them and then go and buy a book for 2.99 that I really wanted to read or that got rave reviews somewhere.

Anathema was a book I got for free and it sat on my kindle for awhile. I was flipping through my books and saw it and thought hey, that...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I don't even know where to begin with this book. The storyline was so unique and very creative that this book is devouring! By the end of the first chapter, I was not hooked, but so engrosslly enthralled that I could not, would not, put this book down.

What got me hooked about this book was the unique storyline. Yes, it has vampires in it, but there is so much more to the story. The history of the book laid out a very chaotic future, with great description. I adored the storyline and the way it f...more
Jackie -Sated Faery
Loved it! I really wasn't too sure about another Vampire book - but this was very unique! Almost a Vampire Dystopian. Lots of twists & suspense along with that little bit of romance that a great book needs! I am gonna be pulling my hair out waiting on the next installment!!
Faye
I think I just got my first taste of paranormal, dystopian, urban fantasy, action, mystery, suspense fused all in one epic book!

I’ve always wondered what would happen if vampires couldn’t control their hunger...and Tucker created just that. Anathema is VERY original. I haven’t read anything like it. There was a lot of dystopian elements and fuse that in with paranormal, vampires, and sorcerers...I know awesome is kind of an over exaggerated word but it really was awesome!

Tucker doesn't stray fa...more
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Kathleen Tucker's debut novel Anathema was an amazing read! I couldn't categorize it as a Urban Fantasy YA read alone as there are some Dystopian aspects to it as well. The two different worlds she has created are both wonderfully amazing places one set in New York with shopping trips to Prada and extravagant homes. The other a world where theres no technology around and people live in caves with warm underground springs with beautiful waterfalls. The twist is whats the kicker here and I wish I...more
Aileen Cadiente
Wow! That's the only word that came to mind while I was reading this book. It gripped me from the very beginning. This book is about vampires but it has a unique story and it doesn't have your typical vampire love storyline that you get from other books. It's so refreshing to read a vampire book with a different tale. There's a lot of mysteries to be solved, the romance was just enough that it didn't get me all mushy. Reading the book made me feel like I'm in a dinner mystery theater, trying to...more
Kenya Wright
I truly enjoyed this book. There were times when I attempted to predict the story and fell short.
Lovely writing.
No sex scenes but lovely sweet romance.
The cool thing about this book is that its set in two different worlds, one a vampire dystopia and one our regular time. I found that to be unique and well-imagined!

This is the type of book that motivates me as a writer to push my imagination farther.
Kathryn
OH...MY...GOODNESS!!! What a fantastic book...I couldn't put it down. I was captivated by it and I am dying to read the next one.
I love Evangeline and the twists and turns this book keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what is going to happen....and boy did it give you some surprising outcomes...!!
Loved it!! Blew my mind away...a definite must read!
Kristen
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Vampires/Magic
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author
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REVIEW:
Anathema had a very original plot using the typical vampire paranormal romance, but Tucker was able to create a very unique plot that really intrigued me. The story is full of deception and adventure, the lead character being pushed and pulled in every direction and as the reader you’re along for a very adventurous ride.

Evangeline is a young girl who has a very tru...more
Stephanie
Wow.

I picked this book up this morning. I began reading, and soon found that my Nook was permanently attached to my hand.

Who can you trust?

That is just the question Eve (Evangeline) is asking herself. Having grown up without a father, then having to live with the death of her mother. Evangeline felt alone. Then steps in her "saving grace" Sofie, well . . maybe. Meeting Sofie maybe wasn't such a great life saving event after all . . . or was it?

Off to New York to help Sofie out. Evangeline me...more
Erin
Wow, this was a completely new twist on the vampire stories!! With so many books, movies, and tv shows about vamps, it's hard to say there's anything unique out there involving the blood-suckers, but this is definitely something new! Tucker has thrown in witches, werebeasts, a dystopian setting, and a sci-fi twist of dueling universes to create a captivating, intriguing story unlike any other!

Evangeline is such a sweet, determined heroine. She comes across as so innocent and naive when we first...more
Mindy
Yay! I was given the opportunity to review another fabulous book! And guess what? It is a Vampire romance!

K. A. Tucker has created both a fantastic Urban Fantasy world (set in New York) AND a completely separate Dystopia Fantasy world! Can it get any better than that? The Urban Fantasy world Tucker created mirrors the earth in a lot of ways, but the other, Dystopia world has been completely taken over by Vampires and humans have been extinct for 700 years, AND their world has gone downhill ever...more
Jessica (Taking It One Book at a Time)
When starting Anathema I hadn't read the synopsis in so long that it was like jumping into the dark. So when meeting Evangeline for the first time she seemed lost, but so would any other 17 year old in foster care with no friends. As she stumbled upon Sophie, literally, and instantly had a friendship, my mind was racing with "typical" directions that the book could go in.
No way in hell would I have ever imagined the worlds that K.A. created. Falling asleep every night in a lavish room Evageline...more
Jacquelyn
Talk about leaving a girl suspended in midair…. And I am not just talking about the main character Evangeline, whose future is a blank slate of possibilities that will likely include pandemonium in every way. A khaki existence until a wicked and unbelievable opportunity is presented to her in the form of excitement, adventure, deception, and love…a chance to turn Khaki to Crimson. I too have been suspended in midair… nothing to cling to but my overactive imagination, playing scenes from this boo...more
Katy
Mar 21, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal/urban fantasy/vampires
Shelves: ebook
Please note: I read this e-book in September 2011 from a copy I picked up free on promotion from Amazon. I'm just updating the formatting. All opinions are my own.

My Synopsis: Evangeline has been an orphan for 5 years and living in foster homes when she stumbles – quite literally – across a beautiful woman named Sophie who owns a small cafė in Portland, Maine. Sophie offers Evangeline a job at her cafė, but then next day when Evangeline arrives, Sophie announces she has to go to New York and off...more
Lindley Walter-smith
This could really use a good editor/beta, given the frequent word misusage and sone continuity problems, as well as overwriting.of the emerald eyes kind. For all that, and despite the instalove, this is a terrifically entertaining ride. The best way I can describe it is that it's the kind of book you race through wanting to know what's going to happen and if your guesses are correct. It's really a fun read.

I will warn, though, that Evangeline is quite literally the most dimwitted protagonist I'v...more
Andrea
What if you had nothing and no one? No roots to hold you to your life. What if you had the opportunity of a lifetime? The most luxurious aspects of life become yours for the taking. What price would you pay?

Evangeline is a girl with no family, no ties to her life. When the glamorous Sofie mysteriously insinuates herself into Evangeline’s life, her life changes in ways she could never possibly imagine. Upon arriving in New York, Sofie introduces Evangeline to Viggo and Mortimer. The fact that th...more
Simone
Loved it!
Talk about intriguing!!
I was fascinated at every turn.
Vampires, witches, parallel universes, talking dogs (well they don't talk, but their master can hear the dog's voice in their head ... I'd love for my Dalmatian to say to me "hey mum, get me a snack will ya?" instead of nosing me all the time teehee)
Clever, entertaining, and with a hint of love
And there is another book to come *happy dancing*
Maria
Anathema was an Awesome read!! If you love Vampires and Magic this book is for you! I loved Evageline and Sofie and can I please get a Max!! Such a cool story and the end definitely leaves you wanting more:) Can't wait for the next one!!
Tahlia Newland
What a great book. Well written, great characters I could relate to instantly, an interesting, unusual story and a good ending. I got it off Smashwords for very little and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Giselle
Sep 21, 2011 Giselle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
This is free at the moment: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...
Missy (Two Readers Reviews)
Anathema was a new and unique take on the paranormal genre. It had a wonderful mix of all the things that make a book unputdownable to me. Mystery, drama, romance and some action. I like books that keep me captivated and this one definitely did that through out!

Evangeline is a loner. Not necessarily by choice. She is a sweet, trusting and kind hearted girl that tends to be quite gullible. Her mother died when she was younger and she has never really been close to anyone since. Then she meets Sof...more
Bella
out in stores June 29, 2011 I cant way, make sure you check her page put!!!!!

I love to read and I love to read new things, and this story I was able to read these past 2 days was amazing! Anathema by K.A. Tucker was just captivating. From the first page to the last I was excited, in love and just well there are no words to explain! This book is about a girl name Evangeline; she encounters some pretty strange things when she reaches her eighteenth birthday. At the age of thirteen she loses her mo...more
Misty Rayburn
Evangeline is a social outcast, having spent her teens lonely, friendless and with foster parents who barely even acknowledge her existence. One day she stumbles upon Sophie’s café and in hopes of finding the friendship she craves, accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant. When Sophie takes a sudden trip to Manhattan, Evangeline finds herself swept up in a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds and limitless cash.

This generosity, kindness and potential for friendship causes Evangeline to dismiss the monst...more
Mindy
Can I just say I totally dug this book?! Umm, I totally did. This is not just your teenager daughter’s YA novel. It is dark, clever & suspenseful, oh my.

We meet orphaned loner Evangeline right as she is stumbling (literally, the girl is a hot mess) into her plum new job as an assistant for the sophisticated and mysterious Sophie. Major new perks of her new job include a move to New York, unlimited Prada, Burberry, cash and perhaps having a pseudo home to call her own. She should have read t...more
Christine Butler
Anathema by K.A. Tucker was such an amazing read that I literally had trouble putting this book down and when I did, at the end, I kept thinking about it. The characters were lodged firmly in my mind and I had a billion questions about how everything was going to turn out down the road - you know, in the next book!
The first thing that struck me about this book, aside from the perfect amount of detail, was the character of Evangeline. She seemed so lost in her own lonely world that you immediate...more
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Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood...more
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