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Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium, Book 2)

Enigma Book Cover Enigma
Schrodinger's Consortium, Book 2
Tonya Kuper
Juvenile Fiction
Entangled: Teen
July 4, 2017

What's worse than having half of your secret race wanting to kill you? Having both sides want to control you. Feeling something for Reid Wentworth is not part of the plan. Josie Harper doesn't have time to think about hot boys when she has to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium. To say her life has changed since discovering she's an Oculus would be the understatement of the century. The Consortium is out to enslave humanity—yeah, they aren't fooling around—and as an Oculus, she's one of the few people capable of altering reality and thwarting them. In the largest Resistance hub in North America, Josie learns she doesn't only have the strongest abilities to Push and Retract reality, she has gifts no other Oculus has. When they get word that the Consortium is flying in a world-renowned tech researcher to their headquarters who may have the knowledge to enslave humans, Josie and Reid assemble a team to intercept the researcher and to bust out Reid's best friend, Santos, who was taken hostage until they get Josie. But the Board won't let them leave. The lines have blurred. The only person Josie can trust is Reid.



After a long wait, it was nice to see what happened to Josie and Reid from “Anomaly.”

Unfortunately, I feel a little let down by the resolution.  We got to meet secondary characters that were important but not very developed, and the ending seemed very rushed.  To be honest, it was confusing to me.  In spite of this, I did enjoy it, but not as much as I hoped.  There seems to be an opening in the ending for possible further adventures, and I think that opening holds promise for more character development and an easier to follow plot.

If you read and liked “Anomaly,” be sure to pick up “Enigma!”

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.


Content Warning:

Language, Sexual Situations, Violence


Anomaly Book Cover Anomaly
Schrodinger's Consortium, Book 1
Tonya Kuper
Juvenile Fiction
Entangled: Teen

Reality is only an illusion. Except for those who can control it… Worst. Birthday. Ever. My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening… Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it. When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…



This is one instance where I really wish half stars were an option, because I wanted to give “Anomaly” 3 1/2 stars.  I chose to round up, because aside from one specific issue (which I will expand upon later), it was a solid 4 star book, in my opinion.  Giving it 3 stars would be taking off too much.

“Anomaly” is a fun dystopian YA thriller based on the works of Schrodinger and his fellow scientists.  Josie is able to “Push” things into reality by her thoughts, and because she can also “Retract” them, she is an anomaly.  It’s a fun premise with a well-timed plot that keeps you guessing.  Also, there is a good romance in there that isn’t forced into a love triangle.  Build me a ship, and I will sail it.

The only concern I have with the book is that it may be almost too reliant on references to pop culture.  A good many the average reader will get, but some are very obviously related directly to fandom.  That’s great if you’re in the fandom, but a little more explanation may be necessary for others.  One example I can think of is the use of the name Benedict in reference to two posters.  I’ll give a spoiler here, because I do not want that to keep YA dystopian romance lovers from reading the book: Cumberbatch.  IMDB. You’re welcome.

Overall, I really enjoyed “Anomaly” and am looking forward to reading the next.

This review is based upon an advanced copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Content Warning:

Language, Violence, Sexual Situations