Review: Anathema by Megg Jensen


Anathema by Megg Jensen
Release Date: February 5, 2011
Series: The Cloud Prophet Trilogy (# 1)
Publisher: Darkside Publishing
Page Count: 206
Source: Print Copy for Review

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?


Review: This is my second time reading the book. I have to say, it’s like I never even read it . . I am so drawn into it. Even though I am fully aware of what is to come, and what leads to what, I am still getting the same feelings all over again. From the heart pounding excited of escape, to the mind spinning lies, and manipulation that are going on.

Reychel has spent her entire life hidden from the outside. Allowed only brief glimpses of the outside when it was only her and her master. A month before her 15th birthday she is there to comfort her best friend Ivy through her 15th birthday; which brings the branding of a slave to show where they belong. Ivy promised to be there for her as well. Things don’t always go according to plan . . do they?

Grab yourself a copy and get ready for a very intense, emotional ride. That’s pretty much the only way I can describe it. Your heart rate will increase, and your palms will sweat. You may even find yourself ducking to hide behind a tree so you can’t be seen. No matter what range of emotions you feel while reading this book, you will enjoy each and every word of it.

Favorite Quote:  “I can’t let my wife waste away in a cell when there’s dishes to be done.”

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