Wednesday, August 9, 2017

~ BOOK REVIEW ~ TS901: Anomaly ~ by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer

Title: TS901: ANOMALY
Author: Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer
Genre: NA Dystopian
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: There for You Editing Services
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. All good things, right?


Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.

Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.

Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.

Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.

5 out of 5 stars!

What could POSSIBLY go wrong when the government decides “adding a few things for our own good” to our drinking water is a good idea?? We wonder that constantly, and these authors do a fabulous job at showing not only what exactly could go terribly wrong, but how much worse it can get when they don’t stop there.

What happens when some people are not affected by the additive in the water, and others are?  Well…when those that are affected have some pretty incredible physical changes, almost turning them into many different variations of the paranormal creatures we love to READ about in books, they are of course treated like something to be scared of in real life.  They’re outcasts, only allowed to live in certain areas.

I love how the authors really hit home with how human nature would really work.  We all like to think we’d treat people equally no matter what, but when something like this happens, human nature’s reaction almost always results in fear, followed by poor choices; and it not totally out there to assume that the military would also go the wrong route with making things worse instead of better.

However, human nature also involves fighting back, and not allowing anyone to judge and repress them for long.  If you accidentally got special powers that you didn’t ask for, but were still the same person on the inside, you would fight to keep your old life, or at the very least to be left alone.

Thia was the person that wanted to blend into the shadows, but she also knew things were going to keep getting worse, and the people she had cared for and became family would eventually be in danger.  She also knew her ex, “patient 1” was not what they were saying on the news, and proving that, while saving her friends would be the answer.  I loved that she embarked on this journey with very little confidence, with a very small group of friends, and did it anyway because it had to be done, and she was one of the few that could do it.  I also like that we didn’t know until the end of the book what made her so “special”.  She wasn’t your typical “kick ass from the beginning” character – she was more forced into the roll.

This book was such a quick read for me.  I devoured it, because I love these types of books so much, there was so much action, and constant questions and answers coming up, I couldn’t put it down.  I really look forward to finding out what the next step is for this group!

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

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Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for multiple RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.

​Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

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