Revolutionary Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Revolutionary by Krista McGee

Release Date: July 15, 2014
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Series: Anomaly, Book 3
Rated: YA 14+
Format: eGalley
Source: NetGalley
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Read my review of Anomaly HERE
Read my review of Luminary HERE

All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary.

Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was.

Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings more trouble for her. Now Dr. Loudin knows just the leverage to use on his captive, and she is forced to choose between the two of them. Is her first love her true love? Or does Alex ultimately claim her heart?

Unsure of everything around her, including her own identity, Thalli doesn’t know where to turn. She knows she needs the Designer, but he seems further away than ever. What she does know, though, is that if she doesn’t do something to stop Loudin, the fragile world aboveground will be lost once and for all.

It feels strange to read all three books in this series within a week but nonetheless I’m thankful for it. I actually was able to remember details from each of the books all the way through and I think that made my reading experience of the Anomaly series a lot more enjoyable. Coming from an okay-ish start with Anomaly to much more appreciation and improvement in Luminary, I find myself here: Revolutionary, the final book of the trilogy. This series has only gotten better and better as it went on, so I’m glad to say that I really enjoyed this novel. A lot more is revealed and the plot was fantastic, many more twists, even though some were easy to guess. The stakes are definitely a lot higher.

The book picks up where the last one left off. I like how we got to see more of Alex, giving him a fair share of “screen-time” so we could see how the romance with Thalli and him play out. Speaking of romance, it’s increased since the last book for sure. There *might* even be some kissing as well (hehe). Regarding the love triangle, there is a clear answer by the end with whom she chooses and since I was all for either Alex or Berk, I didn’t mind. The ending of the book answers and leaves everything at a good close, truly a perfect end with it’s bumps and sad moments.

When it comes down to it, you can really see that this is a battle between science and religion. I’m not saying one is more right than the other – I see both versions, partially from my religious view and what I’ve been taught in school. It’s interesting to see how the characters take this on, how much they’ve changed (particularly Rhen) from the beginning of the series and how they’ve accepted God (aka the Designer) and look to him for answers. I was pretty happy that this book wasn’t as preachy as the first and somewhat the second. It had the right amount – for me at least – and didn’t hinder my reading of the book.

An action-packed conclusion to the series, Revolutionary is the pinnacle of what readers have been waiting for with this series. I’m sad to say goodbye to a series that I’ve only just started, but it’s great to see a different dystopian and learn more about the Christian faith. Krista McGee has caught my eye and I’ll be sure to look out for books by her in the future.

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Krista writes for teens, teaches teens, and more often than not, acts like a teen. She and her family have lived and ministered in Texas, Costa Rica, and Spain. Her current hometown is Tampa, FL.

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