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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  81 reviews
In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She’s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they’ll have perfe
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by SelectBooks (first published January 26th 2016)
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Simona Stoica
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De ce nu există informații despre al 2-lea volum? Nu se poate termina așa.
Geo Marcovici
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
O carte alertă, cu o tentă de fantasy și SF. O distopie ce se citește cu sufletul la gură! Lupta dintre bine și rău, redată într-un mod magistral!
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Paula  Phillips
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of Dystopian novels and those society type books like Delirium and Divergent, so when I read the blurb of Anomalies - I was there , I knew I would love it. Then of course , as I opened the book I started to have doubts as the first few pages were filled with book praises and endorsements and not by bloggers but famous people like Randy Jackson and Pamela Anderson etc. This made me falter a bit as I thought it was overkill to have all these celebs endorsing the book - I often find it u ...more
Crina (Reading Addict)
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A trecut ceva vreme de când n-am mai citit o distopie şi pot să spun că într-un fel mi-era dor, deşi nu ştiu de ce. Nu e ca şi cum n-am citit atâtea serii şi deja m-am obişnuit cu firul narativ, cu tiparele, cu întorsăturile de situaţie şi cu toate felurile de caractere, ce e imposibil să nu le întâlneşti în orice carte. Însă, cărţile astea au ceva, un ceva ce-ţi dă aşa o stare de bine, te fac curios folosind elemente şi situaţii ce poate le ştii deja
Suze Lavender
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Keeva lives in a world where there's peace. People are content and obedient. There are no diseases and advanced technology is what keeps the water clean and the people carefree. All of that has been made possible by Sobek's technology. There are several different communities where they can do the work that suits them. Keeva lives in the Ocean Community. She loves it there and at fifteen she's ready for the rest of her life to begin. She and her friends will go to Monarch Camp where they will be ...more
Ana Mănescu
O distopie young adult cu accente science fiction, Anomalii include elemente populare: un conducător diabolic care manipulează populația, cetățeni divizați în funcție de rolul lor în societate și identificați după culorile pe care le poartă, un interes amoros sau două, replici sarcastice, rebeliuni adolescentine și o rebeliune ceva mai serioasă care își aștepta arma finală. Însă secretele lui Sobek aduc un plus de originalitate și oripilare și salvează cartea de la a se asemăna întru totul cu al ...more
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I lost 2 days of my life to this amazing book because I could NOT PUT IT DOWN. I read a LOT. Copious amounts and appreciate YA as much as the next "grown up"- this was so SPECIAL though. Original, intriguing, never precious. So well constructed. I dare you not to get caught up in it's wonder. HUGE FAN- my only critique is that there isn't a SERIES to delve right back into. MORE, MORE, MORE!
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review coming soon ~
Amalia Danciu
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
genială, dar sper că va fi și un al doilea volum
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Satisfacția aduce fericirea, iar fericirea aduce pace."
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was consumed by this book! It's fantastic futuristic elements combined with a kick ass female character at the helm, made it not only a page turner, but an inspiration. I read constantly and rarely pick up a YA novel. However, having read all of Colette Freedman's books, I gave it a try. This book is not just for young adults, clearly! I got so caught up in the possibilities of Keeva's world that I imagined myself there. A fantasy and an escape that got me caught up in this world of no disease ...more
May 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
To read or not to read: Don’t read. I was hugely disappointed by this book as the blurb made me really keen to read it. At first, it reminded me of Divergent and then I couldn’t get that thought out of my head. Whilst it was fairly well written, it really didn’t do anything for me.

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„Anomalii” m-a făcut să spun: „Îmi place S.F.-ul!”. Nu credeam să-mi placă atât de mult un S.F. Am mai citit până acum cărți aparținând acestui gen, dar nu se forma acea conexiune de care vorbeam mai sus.
„Anomalii” este o carte extraordinară și țineți cont, eu nu laud ușor. Sunt cusurgioaică rău. Probabil mi-a plăcut și pentru că partea de S.F. este doar o poleială, un pretext pentru adevărata esență, mult mai profundă. „Anomalii” nu este doar un roman S.F.; este despre lume, viață, planetă, r
Mihaela Strenc
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It began well, but then it turned into Sailor Moon. :)
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
A dystopian speculative fiction that falls on its face due to poor world building, flat characterization, and a mystifying buy-in to just about every popular trope in the genre. Strict classification of people, childhood trauma brain washing, mates chosen by the will and process of an autocratic ruler (who just happens to be an alien). At first I thought the undemanding YA reader would eat it up, but I continued to read, I began to think I needed to give the teens more credit for having some dis ...more
Lelia Taylor
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-reviews
Yesterday, I saw a post on Facebook from someone asking if the wave of young adult dystopian fiction is over, has run its course. It isn't surprising that the question would be raised since the dystopian subgenre of science fiction, often blended with post-apocalyptic, has been extremely popular for quite some time, especially in the young adult field. As we know, very popular trends in fiction often wear themselves out, becoming sort of faddish and trendy, and we readers get tired of them in di ...more
Shawna Shauntia
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it

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What would you give to live in a world free of war. A world no longer plagued with disease and to never know what hunger felt like. A world like that would be something to see. That's the world Keeva lives in, but of course nothing is ever what it seems.

I have to be honest I was a true fan of Keeva she annoyed me at times with her self doubt than the quick 180 I can conquer world all by myself. Her maturity had me questioning how old she actually was and maybe I was reading a flash back. As thi
Tyson Adams
Dec 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
With all the positive reviews talking about this being an unputdownable page-turner that will keep you entertained for two days, this review is to say that it is rubbish and only takes a few hours to read.

It had the lamest twist ever and we're probably just lucky that the characters weren't wearing tin-foil hats and discussing crab people living in the hollow Earth. Straight out of the conspiracy theory nutter handbook.

Presumably the sequel will have mind-control chemtrails being sprayed by the
Kady Ambrose
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-sci-fi
OK, I'll admit it. I read the book in one sitting. It was a page turner, for sure. Heroine Keeva lives in a dystopian future where society has been divided by aptitude, quite like the world of "Divergent," but the twist here is that the post-nuclear apocalypse world peace is organized to further the evil designs of an alien overlord with a conflicted heir. The teen emotions felt spot on, and the thematic issues of free will, individuality and identity are all just the kind of thing that drive YA ...more
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you want a book that you don't want to put down, then this is the book. The plot is compelling and is well written. As a reader, you are drawn into this peaceful society. It isn't until the revelation of the anomalies, that have you rethinking this peaceful society. I am totally looking forward to a sequel.
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fast-faced, gripping story that centers on a modern heroine much like Katniss and Tris...fighting for and finding her autonomy and sovereignty in the face of great opposition. If you're a fan of Hunger Games and Divergent you'll love this book. Highly recommend. Book one of a series. Hopefully book two will be out SOON! :)
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such an incredible read! I couldn't put it down! The intriguing, well developed characters and imaginative, futuristic concepts kept me completely hooked! I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It will definitely be the next biggest thing in literature. You won't be disappointed!!
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'd read previous books by Colette Freedman and was impressed, so I jumped at the chance to read this one. Usually the dystopian thing isn't for me but I found this story completely captivating. The characters are compelling and the story elegantly constructed. Definitely recommend!
Gina Dee
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stayed up all night reading this YA Dystopian book. I loved how tough Keeva was and the alternating chapters kept the book paced perfectly. This is like a cross between Divergent and Matched with great characters, strong dialogue and a compelling storyline. Would recommend for kids 13 and up.
Feb 22, 2016 added it
Really great YA novel! A fast-paced, fun, and engaging read. I can't wait for the next one!
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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„Manipularea din carte, puterea ce pare a fi atât de mare și greu de doborât, viitorul pe care îl pregătește acest bărbat ce nu are de gând să lase totul în acel stagiu, cruzimea cu care atacă la interior și pe care o sădește în mulțime din fragedă pruncie și modul prin care reușește să intimideze toată gloata, îți amețește creierul să îți dorești mai multă forță din partea celor care nu se conformează ideilor lui. Aproape că am
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm having such mixed feelings about this book! In the first half, I identified so many cliches that I've lost count (which I'm not going to state here as not to spoil anyone), but then the second half turned out to actually be pretty damn good and the ending left me honestly wondering if there's going to be a second book... most likely, there won't be, but I'm still kinda wishing there'd be one.
Also, I've finished this in a couple of hours - it was an easy read, but still, a good one!
Nov 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
An unfinished, confuzing book.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Îmi plac distopiile în general și nici aceasta nu m-a dezamăgit. Cred că ar merita introdusă în programa școlară alături de "1984". Până nu devine ilegal să gândim cu propriul creier.
Megan (Under the Book Cover)
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, ya-books
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Anomalies captured my attention from the moment I saw the name. The cover and the blurb only made me want to read this book even more and I am so happy I got the opportunity to read it. It has a very interesting plot, strong characters, and has such great writing that I had a hard time putting it down. When I finally got to the end, I was prepared for so much more reading and I am eagerly awaiting a sequel! Like, I could use it now.

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