ANATHEMA by Megg Jensen (February 4, 2011)
OUBLIETTE by Megg Jensen (June 2011)
ANATHEMA has a fantastic first chapter that really hooks the reader into the world, and the rest of the story easily keeps you there. I read ANATHEMA in two days only putting down the Nook when the kids demanded my attention (yes, you know how kids are). OUBLIETTE is next on my list, and I can't wait to find out what happens to Reychel and her world. For me, what really set ANATHEMA apart was the fact that it is not a standard paranormal. Instead, it had more the feel of a high fantasy, but with a fresh, more modern taste to it.
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From Amazon (for ANATHEMA):
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?