April 7, 2011

Anathema by Megg Jensen




Goodreads Book Summary - 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?

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My Take -  Wow, what an amazing book! Hopefully, I won't have to wait long to read the following 2 books in this series! Picking up this book I had no idea what to expect. When I read the first page I was immediately intrigued! Even though the book is less than 190 pages, so much happens in the book that I am truly amazed that Megg Jensen was able to pull it off in so few pages.

While reading, I was so focused on anticipating what would happen next that I couldn’t put the book down until I was finished, which was about 1:30am. And when I finally put it down, I was determined to write something even though I was so delirious from lack of sleep. And this is what I wrote, “What an amazing book! I am too tired to write a review at the moment so I will be doing it in the morning. This is a good one! Very compelling, there are some twists and you don'
t know who to trust. Very good!”

The emotions I felt from reading this book ranged from excitement to intensity to shock and then to frustration! There is very little detail about the story that I would want to include in this review because I loved that I read it completely blind and I would prefer it to be the same with everyone else. I do want to say that one particular person more than disgusted me! I wanted to jump through the book and strangle them (I won’t say him or her to ruin it for you).


Buy on smashwords here: Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy)
Buy Kindle edition on Amazon:  Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy)
Buy Paperback on Amazon: Anathema: Cloud Prophet Trilogy: Book One (Volume 1)





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17 comments:

Tyraa said...

Hopping over through Follow Friday. New Follower here. Hope you have a great weekend.

This book looks interesting too :)

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LindsayWrites said...

hey! i'm a new GFC follower, love the blog and background! hope you have an awesome weekend..i loved this book too!

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Aimee said...

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Nice design

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Shay Fabbro said...

I loved this book and can't wait the sequel, Oubliette! :)

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Phantom Paragrapher said...

This looks like a good read and I love your blog name :)
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TheJay2xA said...

Wow I totally want to read this after reading your review! If you love it then I guess this book totally rocked! will have this on my to read list pile! nice review btw ;)

Ronyka7 said...

Sound Interesting, I'll put it in my wish list.

Roshini said...

This book sounds like something I might appreciate!Thanks for the awesome review!

JLynn said...

Question for Megg - who designs the covers? I love them! The cover is what attracted me to Anathema! So mysterious and beautiful!

Thanks!

twilighter.jm@gmail.com
twitter.com/jlynnmc

Lisa said...

I can't wait to read this! Did you plan on writing a trilogy when you started Anathema?

shadowdawn(at)gmail(dot)com

Megg Jensen said...

JLynn,

Robin Ludwig Design, Inc. designs my covers. It's a good thing too, because I have no artistic talent. ;)

Megg

Megg Jensen said...

Lisa,

I didn't know where the story would go in later books until I was halfway through Oubliette, but yes, I am a big fan of trilogies and it's my preferred way to write. :)

Megg

Jamie Kline said...

I LOVE that you didn't give anything away about the book. I want to read it because I've been seeing a lot of wonderful things about it (lots of 5 stars) but I'm trying not to read too much about the story. I hate reading the synopsis sometimes because it gives away major plot points. Great review, can't wait to read this!

Jamie @ Bookerella

Maria Behar said...

This one, too, is going on my wish list!!! Thank you so much for the review and the trailer! You've made my July 4th weekend!!! YAY!!!

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, MEGG, FOR WRITING THESE BOOKS!!!

Megg Jensen said...

Jamie - Haha! My synopsis says almost nothing about the plot. People have complained that it's too sparse...but there's a reason for that. ;)

Megg

Megg Jensen said...

Maria,

Thank you so much!!!! You're so sweet. :)))

My books are available in paperback through Amazon and Barnes&Noble. I also sell signed copies through my website.

Have a great holiday weekend!!!!

Megg

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