Book Reviews

Revolutionary by Krista McGee

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Overpower. Overthrow. Overcome.

Revolutionary is book 3 in the Anomaly trilogy. Click here for my review of Anomaly (book 1).


After spending time above ground and out of the reach of The State, Thalli is once again trapped in the place she once called home. When horrible secrets about Dr. Loudin’s plans—and her own past—are revealed, Thalli’s new faith in the Designer starts to waver as she wonders why He is allowing evil to win. With the fate of the human race at stake, Thalli is left with a choice: trust in the plans of a God she can’t see, or give up and watch the world fall apart.

My Thoughts:

The first two books in the Anomaly series were interesting and action-packed…but Revolutionary is on a whole other level. I never knew what would happen next, and I caught myself saying, “No, she did not!” out loud many, many times. So many of the plot twists surprised me, which I loved. The plot is very intense, and I had to set the book down for a moment during a couple of grimace-worthy scenes.

But my favorite part of the first two books remains my favorite part of this final installment: the love of the Designer—God—is presented  so clearly here. Not in a preachy way, but in an honest, engaging way that feels like a breath of fresh air in the middle of such seemingly hopeless circumstances. Speaking of hopeless circumstances, I’m amazed at how the author writes her characters into what appear to be dead-ends…but brilliantly keeps the story moving. And the ending of Thalli’s story? Well, you know I can’t say anything about it except that I loved it.

In Conclusion:

The Anomaly trilogy is a dystopian journey set in a world where people try to play the role of God, only to leave behind a trail of destruction. And in that way, it gives us a very honest glimpse at a world not so different from our own. No, we’re not survivors of an attempt to wipe out humanity, but we live in a world where mankind often believes it know what’s best. But as Thalli sees, we’re not without hope; the Designer never leaves us and He still has a plan, even when we can’t see it in motion.

From the Back Cover:

Back in the hands of the State after months aboveground, Thalli, Berk, Alex, and Kristie find themselves caught in a horrible game of power . . . with consequences reaching farther than they ever imagined.

After months in New Hope and Athens, Thalli had almost forgotten what living in the State was like. Programmed to be without emotions or curiosity, she was always an anomaly there. Too emotional. Too curious. Citizens of the State should behave exactly the way the Scientists designed them to behave: working in their assigned fields, maintaining productivity.

Thalli’s entire genetically engineered generation has been eradicated by a scientocracy that believes human life is expendable. Now, a pawn in a mad game of manipulation, held hostage and tortured in the name of the State, Thalli can barely summon the strength to hope that the future of humanity could be any better.

She clings to her new faith in the Designer. But when Thalli discovers that even the surviving aboveground villages are in danger of State domination, her fragile faith begins to crumble.

As Thalli, Berk, and Alex make plans to overthrow the evil Dr. Loudin, a chilling secret explains why they have been left alive at all . . . a personal secret that will haunt Thalli forever. And as she struggles with this new truth, she also struggles with decisions of the heart.

Can the State’s expansion be stopped? Or will humanity—above and below the surface—be irreparably damaged? Thalli is faced with a purpose both overwhelming and undeniable: to assume the role of a Revolutionary.

Author Bio:

When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of The Anomaly Trilogy, First Date, Starring Me, and Right Where I Belong.

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