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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Krista McGee takes readers on riveting adventure of doubt, truth and purpose
How Much Will You
Risk to Find the Truth?
Krista McGee takes readers on
adventure of doubt, truth and purpose.
ever felt you were different from everyone else? Were you embarassed by these
differences, so you tried to hide them? In Krista McGee’s latest novel, Anomaly (Thomas Nelson / July 9, 2013 /
ISBN: 978-1401688721 / $9.99), Thalli must hide who she really is or
face death. Follow Thalli as she searches for truth and purpose in her controlling
world in the first book in this trilogy for young adults. McGee approaches the
popular dystopian genre from a Christian worldview to challenge readers to
question what is going on around them and find answers from the Designer — God.
Thalli’s birth, the world ended in a nuclear war. But all was not lost. A group
of scientists, known as The Ten, found ways for life to continue deep
underground. The scientists genetically engineered humans to be without emotion
in hopes of preventing another war from threathening their lives.
isn’t like the others. She was born with the ability to feel and a sense of
curiousity she can hardly contain. She must hide these differences in order to
survive. How long will Thalli be able to contain the emotions and questions
bottled inside? What will happen when The Ten find out she’s been lying to
fear of annihilation looming in her future, Thalli questions all she knows. She
hears rumors of someone called the Designer — someone even more powerful than
The Ten. With time to think, feel and question, Thalli wonders if the parts of
her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger
plan. Could the differences she’s always guarded be the answer to what she’s
been searching for all along?
are called the body of Christ, and the body is made up of different parts — all
are necessary for a healthy body to function,” McGee explains. “The rulers of
Thalli's world reject such a notion, choosing to believe instead that sameness
is best for mankind. But Thalli is different — an anomaly. And we find through
her journey that differences really are best, and God's design is perfect.”
teacher, McGee has a passion for teenagers and a desire to see them excited
about God. This fuels her writing, and she hopes her readers will realize that,
like Thalli, their differences are what make them special and have a purpose.
Every person is fearfully and wonderfully made by the ultimate desginer — God.
He is more powerful than any government, disaster, person or idea.
Anomaly is the first in a trilogy of books
about Thalli’s journey. The second book releases in February 2014 and the conclusion
in August 2014.
“McGee successfully asks readers
to consider both what it means to act (or not act) on human emotions and the
role such emotions play in relationships with God.”
“Anomaly grabs the reader and refuses to
let go. From the introduction to misunderstood anomaly, Thalli, to the boy she
loves, one is never completely sure what is fact and what is a horrifying
virtual reality. This is sure to be a favorite of teens everywhere.”
~ Heather Burch, author of the critically
acclaimed Halflings Series
“A razor-edged look at the resilience of Christian
faith, Anomalyis taut, high-stakes dystopia that grips on the first page
and twists all the way through.”
Angler, author of the Swipe series
“Anomaly is a
fabulous read! Krista McGee is a fresh and gifted voice in YA apocalyptic
fiction. Excellent characters and an intriguing plot provide readers with great
entertainment—as well as a call to go ‘outside’ themselves. I can’t wait for
book two!” ~
Kathryn Mackel, author of Boost
“A beautiful story that has me wondering if I would have the
strength to be an Anomaly. Fans of James Dashner's Maze
Runner will love Krista McGee'sAnomaly.” ~
Jon Lewis, author of the C.H.A.O.S. trilogy
About the Author
Krista McGee’s passion to see teens excited about serving God
is a driving force behind her novels. Ever since college when she spent a
summer working at a youth camp, McGee knew she wanted to invest in teenagers.
Since then she’s been involved in a variety of youth ministries and currently
teaches at a Christian school in Tampa, FL.
McGee broke into the writing world during her time in Spain.
A friend encouraged her to submit an article to a Christian girls’ magazine,
and it got published. Once her family moved back to Tampa, she got the idea for
her first novel, First Date, a modern
take of the story of Esther. Her subsequent books, Starring Me and Right Where I
Belong, are based on Rebekah and Ruth.
When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own
creation, she spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher and coffee snob.