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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Anomaly by K.C. King

22-year-old Bree Spencer hates prejudice of all kinds – especially the blatant elitism she is subjected to as a resident staffer at her aunt’s exclusive estate, Blackall Manor. So when Bree nearly winds up as road-kill on account of the wealthy Sebastian Templeton, she struggles to reconcile her inexplicable attraction to him. On the surface Sebastian epitomises all that Bree usually despises, yet her draw to him is irrefutable.

Events become decidedly more unusual upon Sebastian’s arrival as a guest at Blackall Manor. Despite her reservations, Bree finds Sebastian intriguing; but his insistence to get to know her triggers a raft of niggling suspicions – heightened by a series of strange dreams and phenomena – until eventually, she learns the truth.

Sebastian is a guardian, a powerful descendant of a sacred ethereal line; and Bree’s uncanny gift has prompted him to find her. But while an anomaly inspired their connection, an ancient prophecy and ethereal lore forbid it. And with Sebastian’s purist brother determined to honour both at any cost, an epic battle with unthinkable stakes could be Bree’s only chance at survival.

There is only one word that really comes to mind when I try to describe this book and its 'different'. Not in a bad way, but in a never-read-a-book-quite-like-this. First off, the story reads as a contemporary with no hint of any supernatural or paranormal underlyings until the main character, Bree, meets Sebastian. That's when the reader is introduced to this secret realm of guardians.

I'm going to admit, K.C. King does an incredible job providing details to this etheral world and its workings. The amount of research and planning to describe the organization of these guardians is immense. At times, I got a little lost and I still can't fully explain how the guardians and their break down actually works. I tried rereading certain paragraphs again, but there is a ton of information thrown at you all at once, so its a little hard to digest.

What I was more interested in was the romance between Bree and Sebastian. They were very sweet together and self-sacraficing for one another. They faced many obstacles, including a prophecy which warns of doom should the two be together, but they fight for one another on many occasions. I loved seeing that kind of connection. Although I will say their relationship was a little rushed, but that is also explained through Bree and Sebastian's guardian connection.

Overall, this book was definitely a fast read with a well built story line and background. The writing was very eloquent and beautiful which was noticeable throughout the entire story. The author definitely put a lot of time and effort into making sure this story sounded perfect and the reader will definitely see this. I wasn't too fond of the insta-love (as we all know) but the romance was definitely there in full force as well as some great action.


  1. Oh this sounds really neat! I love books that are truly original! Awesome review!

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  2. Sometimes it's great to read a book that takes us by surprise. This sounds like a great read. Interesting that you noted the author spent a lot of time trying to make it sound perfect. I can't tell if it's a good thing or a bad that you noticed it, but glad it was eloquently written!
    Nice review:)
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction