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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jaime's Review of Anathema by Megg Jensen

Reychel is a slave girl surrounded by magic, lies and manipulation. Her best friend disappears in the middle of the night leaving Reychel to face her fifteenth birthday, the day her master burns his brand into the back of her bald head, alone. She's sheltered from the outside world and doesn't have any hope for escape, but when people desperate for freedom ask for her help can Reychel learn to believe in herself? Excerpt from Goodreads.

Jaime's review...

I love a good fantasy story and that is what Megg Jensen has delivered. Its a story about magic and how those in power control the people who wield it. It's also about love and who to trust with it.

I enjoyed the fantasy world Megg has created (while the world outside is something Reychel hasn't seen)  I would have liked to known a bit more about it before the story started maybe a map or a prologue. I wanted to know how these different factions in the book came to be. I'm hoping to learn more about it in the second book.

The MC Reychel is a strong heroine and even when she doesn't know why she's so special she stands up for what is right. Mark the main love interest is caring and strong I really enjoyed their connection. Also well written were the secondary cast of people there were a few whom I really grew to care about, some I hated instantly, and some I grew to hate over time. There were some awesome twists and turns, things that I didn't see coming! When they did I was like "What OMG I did not see that one coming" Good job with that Megg because those don't happen to me that often. I am really looking forward to Oubliette the next book in the trilogy ( coming out this summer) because there was definitely a cliffhanger at the end of Anathema. So if you want to slip into a different world a world of magic, love, treachery, and perseverance I suggest you add Anathema to your kindle or nook or buy the paperback.




  1. Great review! This book is definitely on my TBR.

  2. Thanks Andrea! Yeah I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to get my hands on Oubliette I get it for Megg's blog tour :D

  3. Sounds like great read, though I may wait until the next book comes out. I absolutely do not need another cliffhanger right now! I'm angsting from every book I've been reading lately!

  4. Lol I hear ya ;) yeah I'm the first stop on her blog tour for Oubliette. That's June 20th so I think you could wait till then ;)

  5. Sounds good. I can't wait to hear what you have to say. I trust your judgment!

  6. Great blog. And this review on Anathema was awesome! It makes me want to pick up a copy.

    - Cory @ anti drug reads :)

  7. Thanks Cory :) yeah it was a great read!

  8. I loved everything about this book. It was an easy and fast read, with an uncomplicated, yet unpredictable, plot line. The story moves at a comfortable pace and each setting is so well-described, it effortlessly drew me into the book.
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