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Review: Anathema by Megg Jensen

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Anathema by Megg Jensen
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Series: Cloud Prophet #1
Publisher: Dark Side Publishing
Release Date: February 5, 2011
Format: eBook
Source: Author

Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny.
Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday - when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel's help.
Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?

My Thoughts:

I was looking for a really short read when I brought Anathema with me to the beach yesterday. I wasn't thinking much of it but I really enjoyed Anathema. With a fast paced story and constant turns I finished it in one sitting at the beach. (I even got sunburned from laying in the same spot while finishing this.)

The books I've been reading lately have been a bit long with way too much detail, but Megg wrote this with the perfect amount pages and the right amount of detail. From the first page to the very end I was left guessing on what would happen next.

I really felt for Reychel and how she was betrayed by her friends. I just wanted to go up to her an hug her, but she's stronger than that. She goes through every day not being able to see the outside world. When she's tossed into reality she dusts herself off and keeps walking. When Reychel finds she's more than the average slave she does everything she can to make things right.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

Be sure to catch the sequel, Oubliette which will be released on June 23, 2011.


  1. This is the first time I hear of this and it sounds interesting. Great review :)

  2. I love that you took it to the beach! Sitting in the sand while reading sounds awesome. I love the coast here.

    I like a book that's not too long once in a while too! Sounds like a good read.

  3. Hadn't heard of this one before; definitely looks like one I would like to read! It's been added to my TBR list.

  4. Nice review! Isn't is just awesome when you have the perfect book for the occasion ;)

  5. This sounds pretty good. And since I have been into series' lately I think I will check it out :)

    New follower Blethering About Books

    have a great weekend :)


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