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Friday, June 17, 2011

Jaime's Review of Anathema by Kathleen Tucker

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sofie after literally stumbling upon her cafĂ©, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.

With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.

In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed. Excerpt from Goodreads.

Jaime's review.....

Kathleen Tucker's debut novel Anathema was an amazing read! I couldn't categorize it as a Urban Fantasy YA read alone as there are some Dystopian aspects to it as well. The two different worlds she has created are both wonderfully amazing places one set in New York with shopping trips to Prada and extravagant homes. The other a world where theres no technology around and people live in caves with warm underground springs with beautiful waterfalls. The twist is whats the kicker here and I wish I could tell you all but I can't it would spoil the story so you'll have to read it to find out.

I absolutely fell in love with the MC Evangeline and her band of friends Caden, Amelie, Bishop, Fiona, Max, and Sophie. Each character had a personality that jumped right off the pages. I wanted to shop with Sophie, have girl talk with Amelie and Fiona, go fishing with Bishop, make out with Caden *swoons*, and cuddle up next to Max by the fire and read.

The story itself was beautifully written I admit at first I was like what's going on how could all this make sense? Then just as i was scratching my head going WTH the answers to my questions were revealed and let me tell you when you get those answers you'll be like whoa didn't see that coming! The answers are well worth the wait and now I want more I need book two now! I wish I could tell you more but I'd have to post spoilery and I don't do that so if you want to find out what I'm talking about buy the book!

Thank you miss Kathleen Tucker for the copy of Anathema for review!





  1. i'm excited to read this!! She is sending me an review copy too!! I read the first couple chapters on her site & was hooked!

    p dot s- you got me doubly interested because of this Caden character! You know how i love my boys! ;)

  2. You'll love it Brooke! It's a great story and yes Caden=hotness :D


  3. Sounds like an interesting book. And oh no, another Caden to love! :) Great review Jaime!

  4. Thanks Rachel :) yeah Caden is yummy!

  5. I haven't heard of this book before. I sounds really interesting and your review makes it seem really good. Now I need to check it out.

  6. Sounds so awesome! And I definitely want to read more about Caden, lol!

  7. He is very hot Aydrea! I have another book boyfriend lol ;)

    It's a great book Danielle :D


  8. I <3 Caden! Nice review...I'm :) you liked!

  9. I enjoyed the story and felt it to be a page turner. I am getting ready to order the next book in the series.
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