Author: Angela Scott
Published: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
I loved everything about Anyone?. From the title posed as a question, to the fantastic cover, to the carefully crafted characters, to the pace, and finally, to the amazingly satisfying - yet mystifying - ending.
Because I subscribe to the author's newsletters, I read the first chapter of this book months ago. At least, it seems like that long ago. And it wouldn't leave my brain. Every now and then, I would wonder what happened to Tess. Did her dad come back for her? Did he find Tess' brother? What exactly happened on the surface to force her underground? So, I was ecstatic when I discovered that Angela Scott was looking for bloggers to read and review this book for its release.
I'll be up front and admit that this review is going to be difficult to write simply because while I want to brag about this book and entice you to read it, I don't want to spoil it for you either. There are twists and turns along the way, and what a bummer it would be if I was to slip up and spoil it for you. So, I'll tread carefully.
I'll start with Tess, our protagonist. She is the only character we meet for a long time. And, that's okay. Because it gives us time to get to know her. Though I admit I didn't care for her at first. She starts out as a bit of a whiny teenager who can't seem to make decisions for herself. But, as all good characters should, she matures right before our eyes, and becomes more independent and grown up. Is it due to her friendship with Cole? Or due to her father's military experience and preparedness? Or simply because she was a strong character to begin with, but it took a natural disaster of epic proportions for her to realize it?
From the very first page, I didn't want to put the book down. There was always something happening. Even when there wasn't a strange weather phenomenon to escape from, Tess was getting to know Cole or simply figuring out how to survive, which was new to her. There really wasn't a dull moment. Every moment is there for a reason without slowing the pace whatsoever.
There are so many reasons to pick up this book and read it, so I urge you to do just that!
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author
I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.
As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.