Tuesday, December 2, 2014

aNOMaLY Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway


YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)
by Tonya Kuper from Entangled TeenThis tour will run from November 25th to December 5th.  Sign up for the full blog tour schedule below:

Release Date: 11/25/14
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

About the Author
Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult scifi trilogy, releases November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys and husband, is a music junkie, and a chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.

Author Links:
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My Review

Anomaly rates high on the richter scale with originality, suspense, and imagination that creates an escape from our reality.

Josie's day sucks. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, she feels sick, and this guy kind of starts to stalk her.  Her brother, best friend, is gone, and her parents, well, aren't the warmest.  Her dad has been gone for weeks for work without word...which just makes her birthday grand.

So that guy, Reid, enters her life and gives her a bit of information that Josie tries to grasp. She is an Oculi..she can change reality with her thoughts.  When Reid takes her for a motorcycle ride to prove this, they are attacked, and Josie begins to realize that her life is changing forever.

With the help of Reid and his friend Santos, they will protect Josie from those out to harm her, and teach her how to use her powers.  Josie is special, and her Oculi powers might be what they need to change everything.

First of all, I fell for this book the first time I saw the cover at ALA Vegas this year. Yeah, funny story, I was looking at it and asked this girl if she could tell me about the book...Guess what, it was none other than Tonya herself!

Anomaly starts with speed and never lets up.  It is packed with suspense at every turn, with twists that keeps a great story never leaving your hands.  The characters are so stinking cool, you will fall for them immediately.  Josie, with everything thrown at her, takes it all in stride and proves to be a natural.  Her family life is anything but normal, with being home schooled and moving around a lot, however you will find this was important to her conditioning.  This keeps the story fast paced, no dragging your feet through the sand with this one.  Along with the suspense and creative plot, there is humor that made me laugh out loud....love the Star Wars references, total geek here!  Reid, well, lets just say that he is super hot and just plain goodness, even with his few faults.

(ACCCK!!  I find it so difficult at times to not spill spoilers about a book I am so passionate about!!)

The words just disappeared off the page and I was lost in Josie's reality.  Anomaly has it all...totally creative and planned out perfectly.  It left me with a book hangover, no doubt.

Blog Tour Schedule:

November 25:
Ana Loves... - Review
Kissed by Ink - Character Profiles: Hannah and Santos
Catch the Rush - Guest Post
Bibliojunkies - Josie's Playlist

November 26:
Kindle and Me - Review
Movies, Shows & Books - Tonya's Playlist
Addicted Readers - Character Interview
Mythical Books - Excerpt

November 27:

November 28:
Avid Reviews - Review
Tawney Bland - Review
Booksalamode  - Guest Post: Random Facts About Tonya
Left to Write – Character Interview: Reid

December 1:
Library of a Book Witch - http://www.libraryofabookwitch.com - Review
Read Write All The Time - http://saptarshiprachi-alltimebookreader.blogspot.com/ - Review
Poetry and Book Reviews of a Young Artist - http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/ - Review
A Dream Within A Dream - http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com – Review
City of Books - http://ecstatic-for-books.blogspot.com/ - Review
Books Direct - http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/ - Promo Post
Creatyvebooks – www.creatyvebooks.com - Review*
A Thousand Words A Million Books - http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in – Review*

December 2:
Aphonic Book Reviews - http://aphonicbookreviews.ca/ - Review
The Book Forums - http://thebookforums.blogspot.com/ - Review
The Cursed Empire - http://thecursedempire.weebly.com/blog - Review
Insane About Books - http://www.insaneaboutbooks.blogspot.com – Review
What A Nerd Girl Says  - http://whatanerdgirlsays.com/ - Review
Kelly P's Blog - http://kellyatx.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post
Author Heather McCorkle - http://heathermccorkle.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post

December 3:
Books Make Me Happy- http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com - Review
Nicky Peacock Author - http://nickypeacockauthor.wordpress.com - Review
Bookwyrming Thoughts - http://bookwyrming-thoughts.blogspot.com – Review
Hiver et Café - http://hiveretcafe.blogspot.ca – Review
The Book Harbor Reviews - http://thebookharborblog.blogspot.com/ - Review
Reading To Distraction - http://www.readingtodistraction.com/book-reviews - Review
KatyaRath – www.katyarath.WordPress.com - Review

December 4:
Unabridged Bookshelf - http://unabridgedbookshelf.blogspot.com - Review
T & G Book Boutique - http://tgbookboutique.blogspot.com - Review
Clever Girls Read – www.clevergirlsread.blogspot.com – Review
Books Equal Awesomeness - http://booksequalawesomeness.blogspot.com – Review
Dalene's Book Reviews - http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.com/ - Review

December 5:
The Cover Contessa - http://www.thecovercontessa.com - Review
BookCrushin – www.bookcrush.in - Review
The Not So Public Library - http://thenotsopubliclibrary.blogspot.ca/ - Review
Page Turners Blog - http://www.pageturnersblog.com - Review
Curling Up With A Good Book - http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post
deal sharing aunt - http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com - Promo Post

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you from the bottom of my dorky heart for all your support, Michele (with one "l")!!! I'm blown away by your ANOMALY love and friendship. Can't wait to see you again, hopefully in Jan or Feb!!! <3