Friday, August 14, 2015

“Alex, we need to make a trip to Athens so we can recover the formula for the pharmaceuticals your father used.” Loudin motions for a Monitor to bring Alex to him.
“Never.” Alex shakes off the Monitor’s hand.
“Did this” –Loudin motions to the cremation chamber – “teach you nothing? Do I really need to kill someone else for you to do what I ask?”
I turn to Alex. “It would be better for all of us to die than for him to get what he wants.”
“Loudin grabs me, his hands around my neck. Monitors move into the room to subdue the others. “You first, then.”

Book: Revolutionary (Anomaly) by Krista McGee, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2015

Genre: Science Fiction/
Target Audience: Girls 16+
Subjects: Truth, Trust, Love, Reality, Sacrifice, Love for enemies
Summary: Captured again by Loudin, Thalli, Rhen, Alex, Dallas and Berk are forced into the latest plan to destroy the world. Loudin has determined that he alone is worthy of deciding who is good enough to live. He full intends to bring the outside world just as much under his control as the underground State. He’s not concerned with the method – whether it be the mind controlling drugs Alex’s father used or another atomic bomb. Thalli and her loved ones are torn between attempts to escape, attempts to stop Loudin, and attempts to simply keep each other alive. In the midst of the struggles, the truth about Thalli’s past and the creation of the State are revealed, leaving Thalli more uncertain than ever. It’s no longer just survival that matters, it’s truly conquering.
Notes: The author of the realistic teen romances has ventured into the realm of science fiction and written a beautiful story of the power of love. The premise of this story is that emotions are the cause of all the wars and fights and problems on earth so if humans could just be genetically modified to be free of emotions then all problems would cease. Yet, somehow, one girl still experiences emotions. Supposedly they plan to do away with her since she’s an anomaly, but she is instead entered into a virtual reality program that is set up to trick her into believing she’s experiencing something real. The challenge is that the reader gets tricked to, till at the end you’re doubting everything you just read. In this third book, Thalli and her friends are again imprisoned by the leader of the “State” – the underground world where genetically modified humans are being made and where a man bent on destruction reigns. The spiritual issues are trusting God for wisdom on how to stop Loudin, finding comfort in knowing that they are a creation of God’s – made in His image, and questioning how to show God’s love instead of hate to an enemy. I highly recommend this book for fans of futuristic/sci-fi/post apocalypse fiction.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will counsel you and watch over you.


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