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TS901: Anamoly - Rise of the Rebels by Stacey Rourke & Trish Thawer

TS901: Anamoly, Release Tour, Book Review, New Adult, Science Fiction

Source: I received a free ARC of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Series: TS901 Chronicles

TS901: Anamoly, Stacey Rourke, Tish Thawer, Book Review

Back Cover

Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. All good things, right?


Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.

Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.

Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.

Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.


TS901: Anamoly, Tish Thawer, Stacey Rourke

Thia Kelly, changed by the chemical, TS901, struggles with her unique trait; a trait which allows her to appear normal as the power that she wields grows. The one bright spot of her current existence, Evan Daniels, is rumored to have turned his back on her and their search for the cure by volunteering to cooperate with the government.

Feeling betrayed by the one person she grew to trust, Thia made it her mission to find Evan and revel in the fact that he was wrong to cooperate with the government. When the opportunity to find him presents itself, she seizes it and discovers that her mission to rub Evan's naivete in his face could turn out to be a mission to save him.

I loved this book! Rourke and Thawer came together and created a story with an amazing premise, wonderful setting, compelling dialogue, and very cool characters. To me, the plot had some similarities to the X-Men movies and comics; however, the similarities seemed only "skin deep" as the characters and setting are quite unique. I also liked how Rourke and Thawer managed to provide a backstory for the characters without slowing down the pace of the book.

I found myself drawn to Thia. She's an interesting mix of tough and vulnerable, which really fit in with the plot and setting. I wanted to keep reading to find out what the outcome of the plot would be and to find out what Thia's mutation was. I enjoyed watching her evolution as she learned to embrace her mutation and leadership potential. I was very curious about her mutation, but I thought it was so appropriate for her when the nature of her mutation was finally revealed.

The other star in the book, Gigi, is another fabulous female protagonist. I thought her mutation and her flamboyant personality complemented Thia's tough and pragmatic character. The duo really takes charge of the situation and kicks some ass near the end of the book.

Well-written with plenty of action, unique characters, and delightfully dystopian setting; TS901: Anamoly - Rise of the Rebels is a great beginning to what looks to be a very promising series for fans of science fiction and dystopian novels.

Also, TS901: Anamoly is classified as "new adult;" however, I think any reader from ages 15 and up could easily read it. I think there is some cursing in it; however, it isn't anything that a 15-year old hasn't already heard at home or in school.

TS901: Anamoly, Stacey Rourke, Tish Thawer

About Stacey Rourke

Stacey Rourke
Stacey Rourke, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

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About Tish Thawer

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Tish Thawer, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for a RONE Award (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.

​Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.
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