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July 26, 2011

Anathema Review

The Summary ( via goodreads)

Magic. Lies. Manipulation
Reychel is a slave girl sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape. The night before her dreaded fifteenth birthday, her best friend disappears, leaving her to face her branding ceremony - when her master’s sigil is burned on the back of her bald scalp – alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for her help.
Can Reychel learn to believe in herself in time?

My Review
   I got this book for review a couple of weeks ago...so happy i got it ! It sounded great, but the story it self was wow. Megg Jensen did a fantastic job creating an original story, using slavery as a base theme, and then adding magic  and powers, was that cherry on top! I can say this was a great start to the series!
   While reading on the airplane, I was mesmerized by the amazing details, and emotions felt by Reychel. You were able to feel the slave girls pains, and her needs to be free. Reychel is one of those characters, you have to adore. Not because she is pretty, or girly, but more because she is Headstrong, Intelligent, and sweet. She tries to be sweet to everyone if she can. Plus she has an amazing talent of storytelling, which really kept the book going!
    I was confused, and worried (in a good way) when Reychel was sent to her master, and he treated her all sweetly.  I never actually understood why in the beginning, but you slowly and surely figure it out as the slave girl escapes toward freedom. Reychel meets some amazing people who help her, especially Mark ;)...hmm you guys know what this means..Guy gushing time! So MARK, he is you sweet soldier boy who wants to do the right thing always. He was a great support for Reychel, and you could see while reading they were meant to be. Yes it takes time for them to realise it, but that's what kept the story going on such a high.
    While reading you will be surprised, way more than you think you will. Remember that people are not always what they seem....just remember that while reading. You will guessing throughout the book, trying to figure out what will happen. This is not one of those books, where you know what will happen next, it is way beyond this level, all i can say is, that it is a great book.
    Like i said earlier i was reading on an airplane, and those rides, can be tiring and boring ( especially when they were 25 hours) so this book was a great piece of not only entertainment, but a great adventure to experience while sitting on those flights ( until my laptop's battery lasted). I have Oubliette as well ( Book 2) and I can not wait to read it ( battery needs to charge...once i get the power converter when we get our lost luggage back). Thanks to Megg Jensen I got to read something so amazing! I would give it a 5/5 :) it was jsut that good :). So go and see if you can get a copy now!   
~Fishy >O

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