Review: Anathema

Jun •  5 •  2011

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: AnathemaAnathema by K.A. Tucker
Series: Causal Enchantment # 1
Published by Papoti Books on June 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.

With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.

In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed.

I don’t even know where to begin with this book. The storyline was so unique and very creative that this book is devouring! By the end of the first chapter, I was not hooked, but so engrosslly enthralled that I could not, would not, put this book down.

What got me hooked about this book was the unique storyline. Yes, it has vampires in it, but there is so much more to the story. The history of the book laid out a very chaotic future, with great description. I adored the storyline and the way it flowed. It didn’t confuse you or leave you hanging. Instead, if filled you with such great excitment in reading the book. As the reader, you fell into this amazing world that Ms. Tucker created and you don’t want to leave.

The characters were very well develop. I love reading a book, where you see the main characters come into who they are meant to be. All of them play such an important role, not only in the past, but in the future as well. Secrets were revealed, betrayals were made…and anathema was created. I love that the title of this book, describe the whole story all together. It is a curse that not only harmed the past, present, and future, it caused such hatered between people that it dripped off the pages of the book. AMAZING!

The love interest in this book also got me hooked. I like how this love was not created right away but dismissed. You knew they were meant to be, just to many other factors keep them apart. I know this may seem maschoist of me, but I like that they struggled in their relationship. I can only hope that it will make them stronger.

I strongly recommend that you read this book. It will give you one heck of a reading adventure. It will most definitely cause you anathema. It will curse you to read it till the very last page.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. This is the first I have heard of this book and it sounds awesome. Sound unique and captivating. Great review 🙂

  2. Jenny
    Jun 5, 2011

    I’m with Nic, I haven’t heard anything about this one either, but I love a good vampire story that makes itself stand out among all the other vampire stories. Thanks for the review Savy!

  3. karen!
    Jun 5, 2011

    Sounds promising! Thanks for sharing your review.

  4. Savannah
    Jun 5, 2011

    @Nic, Jenny and Karen, it was very capitvating!

  5. Denise Z
    Jun 5, 2011

    Oh My! what a wonderful sounding book. It is going on my wishlist right now. Thank you for sharing today.

  6. Great review! I loved your last 2 sentences, “It will most definitely cause you anathema. It will curse you to read it till the very last page.” That alone makes me want to pick up the book!!

    Jun 6, 2011

    UNique and creative. Great. It sounds like it’s right up my alley. I’m definitely going to buy it.

  8. Holy creepy cover! I love the uniqueness of the premise, and the fact that you loved it definitely convinces me to look further into it! Great review 🙂

  9. I had not heard about this at all… it sounds great! Thanks for the review Savy =D

  10. Anna
    Jun 6, 2011

    Haven’t heard of this book before but now I have to check it out!Great review 🙂