Anomaly

Anomaly

by Jessica Gilliland

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Overview

Liv is a powerful telekinetic, but she keeps her head down and her powers in check. If she doesn't, the government is going to execute her.
Deemed a threat to society by the government's Anomaly Control Team, Liv was kidnapped from a facility for supernaturally gifted children and has been under surveillance for five years.
When group of renegades lead by her first love, Jason, break Liv free from government control she gets a taste of freedom.
Jason takes Liv to Hawthorn House, a secret facility that vows to educate and protect those with supernatural abilities from the government. Liv and Jason fall back into their interrupted romance, but life at Hawthorn isn't as perfect as she'd hoped.
While at Hawthorn, Liv's powers and loyalties are tested. Her struggle to find herself and build a new life is only made harder by her insecurities and her suspicions that Hawthorn isn't what it seems.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156617920
Publisher: Jessica Gilliland
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Anomaly
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 137,065
File size: 286 KB

About the Author

Jessica is a Bay Area native with a passion for storytelling. She considers herself a full time Daydreamer moonlighting as a 911 Dispatcher. Because she experiences real-life-and death drama on a daily basis, she enjoys escaping into fiction and adventuring outdoors whenever possible.

Jessica writes character driven urban fantasies with intricate plots, complicated romances and a hint of mystery.

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Anomaly 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Josie_Anne1 More than 1 year ago
So when I got this ebook the very first day it came out, I won'tdeny that I was extremely excited! The prologue and the description just grabs you in and dumps you into a 5 hour reading session! What I really appreciated about this book is that it didn't over- do the story elements. Like it had some kind of dystopian feel to it but it also contained regular life issues. Also the romance did not over- do itself either, it was pin point perfect! Yes I have read books with simliar concepts but the sprinkle of originality and natural elemants, it made this book all the different. What also struck my interest in this book was that everyone in the New Haven had special powers that aligned with their brain activity. Caity's, the protagonist, had the ability to move things with her mind. It was interesting to watch the characters develop their powers and it played a huge part in the story itself. The relationship that Caity had with Chase literally took my breathe away, Chase is so loving, caring, and protective of Caity. He has the excessive ability of strong muscle. Thier relationship can definately relate to real life situations and they both seem so natural to it all. Kismet, on the other hand, is another story. he is introuced when you're in about 1/3 of the book when he meets Caity. Now in the biginning he didn't have that physical connection with Caity that Chase did, but Kismet was most certainly intimate at heart. I think Kismet's personality was the thing that really struck Caity to want to know him better, I mean who didn't love a guy with a power of voice seduction, a guitar groove, and a cool mellow tone? Kismet obviously becomes a key character in the book and plays a strong part in the plot. You would definately want to read this book if you are into YA fiction and romance, this is definately a must-read ebook if you had to read one! This book delivers many emotional scenes and caress, heartpounding moments. In the tense parts the action is very fast-paced and descriptive. This ebook is the first in the series so there will be much more after this!
makdove1 More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting fantasy that held me from beginning to end. My only criticisms are love triangles and trilogies. I really hate love triangles and trilogies.. Other than that this was a very suspenseful interesting read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved this stiry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this+book++had+me+want+to+take+a+nap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book...couldnt put it down! I had to know what was going to happen next..love when i find a book that keeps me enthralled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy, compelling, interesting read. Descriptive, but not in micro-detail, plot driven, and beautifully articulated. I'm extremely excited (perhaps even overly eager) to read the next installment in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so there are a lot of typos and it gets difficult to understand at times but the story itself makes it worth reading. really would recommend it my friends :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok this book took me a little longer than usual to get through... I'm not entirely sure why but for me there wasnt anything that kept me wanting more. Not enough Romance for me. Not enough drama for me.So I just kept reading until it was done.I'm also not sure whether I'll be reading the second one.And usually I'm a sucker for a series. I guess I'm use to books that draw me in and keep me wanting more.The concept was good. The relationship between Caity and Chance was boring. Soulmates with secrets too big to confide in each other... Any who thats about all I have.
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Like, seriously. Doooooo it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read more
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What a surprise....got this as a Lend Me and now looking for more!
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V_Evans More than 1 year ago
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review and boy am I glad! I am pretty new to YA books of this nature, but have read quite a few in the past two-three months, and Anomaly is right up there in my number 1 spot! I mean who wouldn't love a book with characters like Chase, Izzy, Dozer, Kismet (Kiz, Kizzy), Bubbles? I was in love with the fun names, nothing banal about this book! Each character has a supernatural ability, some used for good and others used for not so good reasons. Caity, the female protagonist, receives a letter from someone in her family that she hasn't seen in years and she embarks on a journey to find this person. Her adventure takes her places that no one should ever have to "visit" and gives her experiences that no person should have! What happens between Caitlin and her family member is a tear-jerker. Perhaps I shouldn't say this as it's on a personal note, but I read the last 40 pages at my high school's main rivalry football game last night and with the band playing 20 feet away from me, the cheerleaders and spirit club right in front of me, sitting with my back against the wall of the announcers booth, I CRIED, not just choked up, but cried real tears. I was pulling for the characters in the book because of how I wanted it to end. There were times I was crying because I thought my hopes for the ending were coming to fruition; times when I realized maybe they weren't. Bottom line is this book had me emotionally because of the relationships aspect...rooting for certain characters to come together. There is also some very sweet romance going on and, as so often is the case, a love triangle. The problem for me is that I couldn't decide on whom I wanted to finally get together. I won't say if I got my "wish" or not, but the ending was completely shocking to me! A twist I had not expected at all. One of the characters is a singer, and women are lured by his singing. He is a favorite character of mine because of his heart. He belongs to a "found family" that Caity encounters. From this story line in the book, the reader is able to see what family is really all about. Sometimes we get to choose who our families will be; other times not. My recommendation is for everyone to read this book, even if you aren't in to this book's genre. To me it read like a movie. I think this is one of the few books that I've read that I think could be made into a movie because the conflicts, action, and characters were just that good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! It sucked me in from the very start. I so loved the characters and i cant wait to read more about them.
KristianneS More than 1 year ago
I love this type of paranormal- genetically enhanced teens -good vs evil sort of plot and this book delivered for me. It really made me think back to the tv show, Dark Angel (starring Jessica Alba). Two weeks after finishing the book, I am still thinking about it! Sifting through the details I've absorbed and imagining where the characters will be headed in the next installment and just how will Caitlin move on after what transpired at the end of :Anomaly?!!? It is also a great sign when I start to picture what I'm reading and see it play out like a movie. I like how the reader gets just enough of Caitlin's history mixed in with a little time seeing her surroundings from her perspective to help really get to know her character and then keep moving along with the story. I absolutely can't wait for the next in the series and recommend you read this book! I happily received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. It begins with Caitlin, a 20-something bookshop employee leading a typical drab life, that is if she wasn't endowed with awesome super-human powers of telekinesis and empathy, suppressing a traumatic childhood spent at the New Haven testing facility and having since been captured, tagged & bagged by a secret government division bent on ridding the world of the genetically enhanced Anomalies. SO, Caity is on the hunt for something that might help jog her misplaced memory of her past and childhood before New Haven when she is reunited with her long lost soul mate (yes, she and Chase are literally connected somehow, with lots of doe-eyed gushing, embracing and pent-up emotions exchanged) and friends at a newly redesigned New Haven with the same old manipulative and domineering director and lots of new little Anomalies. Oh crap. Mischief, misunderstandings, power mastery and finally mayhem ensues. Caitlin and Chase come to a bitter crossroads and no matter how wrong his choice is, she can't help but still love him. Caity runs away to escape the pressure with Chase, her new-found sister and the gut feeling that everything New Haven stands for is totally wrong, joins up with another much more familial group of Anomalies, fights off an attack by the secret gov. team only to lead her new friends along with Chase, straight back into New Haven. Did I mention the new love interest and love triangle? Oh goodness, who do you choose? Team Chase or Team Kismet? Ah, I could go on and on but you should read the book, not my review.
Dannie40 More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me from the beginning and pulled me right into the story. I couldn't put it down!! If you like dystopian paranormal fiction, you will love this book! It is books like these that make me wonder how much is true and how much is fiction ... Sometimes you never know. :) There is an occasional spelling error or word misplaced but they are so few and far between I was able to read through them without any problems. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Caitlin or Caity Tierney is twenty-one year woman, who thought she left her past behind her, yet is having nightmares about the past. She works at coffee/bookstore while attending college. Caity seems to be pulled back into her life five years ago with a mysterious letter claiming to have all the answers she's been looking. The mystery letter tells Caity that she has a sister named Madison, who is living in Las Vegas. Caity immediately jumps at the chance to meet her sister yet her past will be crashing into her present and future. Caity feels a familiar emotion yet she's sure it's not real until Chase actually stands in front of her. All of her old feelings come crashing to the surface. Chase is so happy to have found Caity that he wants her to come with him back to New Haven Project in California. Caity wants to believe that New Haven Project is different from the past yet she can't seem to let go of her suspicions either. Upon seeing Ms. Bethany Stone, The Ice Queen, as Caity called her. She realized nothing has changed and everything now is even more dangerous than before. Caity is glad to see her old friends yet knows they are hiding things from her. Caity's sister Madison wants nothing to do with her which hurts Caity. Caity and Ms. Stone come to blows over what is going on at New Haven Project. Caity runs away from New Haven and Chase too. Caity ends up on a beach in Santa Cruz where she sees a mystery guy with an unique ability much like herself. Caity is drawn to this guy who calls himself~Kismet or Kis. Kis is friends with Sheldon or Spaz. Caity finds herself a new home in the Lair with Charlie, Dan or Dozer, Benji or Headset, Spaz and Kis, who call themselves~The Punks. Just when Caity begins to feel safe trouble comes in the form of ACT and Chase. Caity feels trapped in a crossroads of her past and present. What does the ACT want with Caity? What does Chase want from Caity? What is going on with The Punks? Can Caity find her place in the scheme of things? Can Caity trust Ms. Stone or Chase? Your answers await you in The New Haven Project:Anomaly.
momluvs_allparanormal More than 1 year ago
WOW! WOW! I don’t think that I can write a review that would even do this book justice. But I will try my best. When reading this book it was like I was in the story myself. I love to read books that pull you into the story and let you be a part of a different world and being someone else entirely. This is definitely a page turner from the beginning till the end. I didn’t want the story to end! There were parts that made me laugh. There were parts in this story that made my heart race so fast that my anxiety level was sky high! And parts that had me in tears. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone!! I just want to thank Jessica Maire Gilliland, Kimberly Gourgon for writing such an enticing book and sharing it with us all. This book was given to me from the author in return for my honest review of this book
LinkzillaMom More than 1 year ago
This is like a supernatural ‘Bourne Identity’ novel - - full of mystery, action, super-secret government agencies, and romance….ah, the romance. A young girl with special powers is kidnapped and sent to a secret facility where doctors test – and torture- in order to find out where the powers come from. Caitlin Tierney, called ‘Caity’, has no memory of her childhood before she was brought to New Haven, but she does have nightmares about the events that occurred there. She has a special friendship with another gifted adolescent named Chase, but when the pair is ripped apart, Caity doubts she will ever see him again. Able to leave the facility as an adult, she is trying to have a normal life, but struggles to fit in and keep her special abilities in check. When a letter arrives out of the blue, telling Caity of a troubled sister she never knew she had, Caity throws herself head-first into a search to save her sister…where the path leads straight back to New Haven. Has the facility really changed? Has the head doctor Dr. Stone mended her ways? Or is this new facility worse than the one before it? I greatly enjoyed this novel and was captivated until the very end! Eagerly awaiting the next book in this series, to find out what REALLY happened at the end….the story left some really intriguing cliffhangers!
princess_sara More than 1 year ago
I got this book from the author to review. Boy, am I glad I signed up for this one! I really loved this book, and had a hard time putting it down to take care of my kids. It was just wonderful, and well written, and such a great story. It is about a place called New Haven where kids/teens are taken because they have special abilities like super strength or speed. Caitlin is the heroine in the story, and her journey is a very emotional one. She was a very strong female lead; just the way I like them. Chase is kind of like her soulmate, and they haven't seen each other for 5 years, when they are finally reunited. This is a journey of choosing right from wrong, making your own choices, and meeting new friends like the wonderful Kismet, Spaz, Dan, Charlie, and Headset. I really started to love all these characters and can't wait to read more about them. This book took me through many emotions. There were many smiles, a lot of anxiety, and a few tears shed along the way. It is very well written with just a few editing flaws. I don't want to give anything away, but the author did a wonderful job of building up the suspense of mystery of what was to come. I cannot wait for the sequel! I recommend this to everybody!
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
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.