Blog Tour: Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman @sadieturnerla @ColetteFreedman @YABoundToursPR
Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman Release Date: February 9th 2016 Genre: YA Sci fi Select Books in NY
Summary from Goodreads: 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 perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her
happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She
hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can t be imprinted. No one knows
what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.
When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality she
is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to
doubt everything she s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have
been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems
is the very man who s created them and what if he isn't a man at all?
When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand:
nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be
and Freedman masterfully create a futuristic world where lives are carefully
planned out. Individuals are paired at the age of five with their intended.
Then at 15, they are reunited, given careers, and sent out to an assigned
community. On the surface there appears to be no war, disease, or famine.
Beneath the carefree civility lie secrets that the ruling Global Governance
will kill to keep. Unknowingly caught up in a covert war, 15-year-old Keeva
goes to Monarch Camp expecting to be imprinted with her life partner. When she
arrives, she finds that her intended has died and Keeva is now an anomaly: a
citizen who has no partner. Without the imprinting process to control her,
Keeva more openly questions a society that she has always found sophistic. Who
took her baby sister all those years ago? What does the Governance want with
the anomalies? When will the resistance strike, and how does she fit into the
plan? As Keeva uncovers answers, she has to discover who she truly is before
more lives are lost and nightmares become reality. A lively story with plenty
of appeal for reluctant readers, this work ends in an abrupt, unresolved
conclusion. There is no doubt that a sequel is on its way. VERDICT A
general purchase for libraries where Ally Condie’s “Matched” (Dutton) or Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series (HarperCollins) are
popular.–Claire Covington, Broadway High School, VA
book makes spirituality exciting and vibrant. I predict it will be so
successful that we’ll
all have to learn how to pronounce 'anomaly' correctly."—Russell Brand,
comedian, author, actor
leaves you thinking about human nature and what makes us who we are.
Bravo."—Jason Segel, actor, author, producer
"[Anomalies is] a
fast-paced story which champions individuality and truth. Keeva is a compelling
heroine who is relatable and strong."—Pamela Anderson, actor, author,
compelling read which confirms we must fight for what makes us each special and
unique."—Randy Jackson, music producer, American Idol host
get to see this unusual futuristic world through Keeva's smart and unapologetic
eyes. A whirlwind adventure with deep meaning, [Anomalies features] smart
writing, engaging characters, and a plot which leaves you hanging onto every
word."—Max Beesley, actor, musician
About the Authors
SADIE TURNER is
a Los Angeles-based producer and writer originally from Brighton, England, who
works in business development with several Hollywood entrepreneurs. She has
various projects in development, and also teaches yoga.
COLETTE FREEDMANis an internationally produced playwright,
screenwriter, and novelist who was recently named one of the Dramatist Guild’s
“50 to Watch”. Her play Sister Cities (NYTE, 2009) was the hit of the 2008
Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: It has been produced around the
country and internationally, including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur) and Rome
(Le Quattro Sorelle). She has authored fifteen produced plays including Serial
Killer Barbie (Brooklyn Publishers, 2004), First to the Egg (Grand prize shorts
urban shorts festival), Bridesmaid # 3 (Louisville finalist 2008), and
Ellipses… (Dezart Festival winner 2010), as well as a modern adaptation of
Iphigenia in Aulis written in iambic pentameter. She was commissioned to write
a modern adaptation of Uncle Vanya which is in preproduction and has
co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play
Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for National Tour. In
collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott, she
has just sold the thriller The Thirteen Hallows, to Tor/Macmillan, which comes
out Dec 6, 2011. She has just sold the novel The Affair to Kensington and is
getting ready to shop her YA series The A+ Girls.