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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

THE NEW HAVEN PROJECT: ANOMALY_by Jessica Marie Gilliland & Kimberly Gourgon

The New Haven Project: AnomalyThe New Haven Project: Anomaly by Jessica Marie Gilliland

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This novel fascinated me from the first sentences, exactly what I want in a YA thriller: action, adventure, mystery, suspense, secrets, soul mates, travel, suspicious authority figures, concealed locations, paranormal elements (in this case, the giftedness of the young persons, both adolescents and younger children). This is a can’t-put-down story, and the reader just wants to race through the pages, not to get finished, but out of compulsion to read, to understand, to get to the next thrill or revelation. I’m really thankful in discovering at the end of the book, that it will be a series, and that excerpts from two more novels are included from this series. I surely did not want to just leave these characters and walk away, without more opportunity to discover them-these folks had become as real to me as those I know in so-called “real life.”

This novel is paranormal in the sense that most of the characters are gifted: no, not vampires, werewolves, or shapeshifters necessarily, but humans who are meta-human. Each has one or more talents-or gifts, or curses-such as telekinesis, empathy, telepathy, invisibility, and many more. As such, they are the objects-the targets-of both scientific research, and of a covert governmental arm’s determination to termination. If you think that’s not suspenseful, you need read no more than the first chapter to be completely captivated (and proven wrong, because there is so much suspense, action, emotion in this novel it’s truly engrossing).

This book was provided to me in return for a fair and honest review, by Goodreads Group Making Connections.

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