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The Anamnesis: A YA Sci-Fi Adventure (Whitewashed Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B0821N79M3
- Publisher : Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (November 25, 2019)
- Publication date : November 25, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2261 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 430 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,673,008 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1) It's a true trilogy, a single long story. You really need to start at the first book, and then read all three. If you start in the middle, you'll be lost. If you think you're going to read just the first book, you'll be left mad at the ending (because it's a trilogy, duh). I think I would have been mad about this if the trilogy weren't complete, and I'd had to wait a year or more between the books. But, that's not a problem now.
2) There's LOTS of discussion/scenes/thoughts about that thing that some readers hate: feelings. So if you only want wham-bang action and zoom-zoom sci-fi and just-add-water romance, then you'll probably find these books dreadfully long. Wait for the movies.
3) Trilogy has several characters very much attracted to one another but it remains totally (amazingly?) non-smutty, which is a plus for me, but not for readers looking for hot-and-heavy oohing and aahing. So if you're looking for smut disguised as YA literature, look elsewhere.
4) The Whitewash trilogy is multi-racial and has both male and female lead characters, even though main POV is white female protagonist. That's all well-done and doesn't seem forced, since it makes total sense from the plot. However, it's not multi-ethnic. But, this also makes total sense from the plot.
5) The writing, editing, and typesetting are excellent. There are a few weird times when the writer unnecessarily uses awkward phrasing or very uncommon words, but those stood out more due to being rare. Like, maybe 3x per book???
6) Like reality, the trilogy's ending is not sadness-free, but it is uplifting and satisfying, and you're not going to hate the author at the end for imitating GRR Martin. This is a slight spoiler, but I think most people would want to know that, since reading the whole trilogy is a big time investment (and emotional investment).
7) Almost no attempt is made to justify the sci-fi. (Think X-Men rather than Space Odyssey.) So, if you crave hard sci-fi (or hard fantasy), you may not like that. If you hate reading all those "boring" explanations of the sci-fi (or magic system), then you'll like how these books are written.
8) Worldview of the author comes through in these books as clearly religious, but written in a non-sectarian way. So, it's not clear from the writing if she's Baptist, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, or even Hindu or Buddhist. And, none of the characters ever mention God -- not even to swear. But there's clearly good and evil, even though many times it's hard to tell who is on what side, or what the right decision is. Clear themes of peacemaking, forgiveness, redemption, love, truth.
This book is just a smidge unlike her other two. It's fast paced from the get-go, packs a punch, and rarely lets up. There's also a good smattering of memory-hopping. (If you don't know what the means, then you haven't read the first two, and if you haven't read the first two, everything I'm saying is spoilery so for heaven's sakes, GO READ THEM!) It's so neat to see things play out from other character's POV, but also terrifying? Because *sound cut due to spoilers*
This book FINALLY answers every single question you've had since the beginning. (Unless you wanted to know what is Ella's favorite color of Converse. Or if she even wears Converse. Also why is that important in a world where everyone wears combat boots???) You get backstory, flashbacks, explanations, and of course, a wild ending that is both bittersweet and satisfactory. If you've read the book blurb, you know this book talks about a "cost". So...no, it's not a spoiler to say it has a bittersweet ending. It's not a happy-go-lucky Disney movie where everything is perfect in the end and everyone gets a happily ever after. Yeah, it's YA, but it breaks the YA mold in so. many. ways. and the ending proves it yet again.
I'm STILL internally screaming over what happens to a certain character (Ads, you know who I'm talking about,) and I don't think I'll ever forgive her for...well...what happens. Apparently his fate was decided in honor of me, and I'm not quite sure how to feel like that? I mean, honored, I suppose, but also, like, WHAT THE BLOODY HECK, ADS?! *violent sobbing*
*gets composure and takes a deep breath* I said I'd try to keep this short, so here goes: if you're expecting your favorite characters to get more screen time, THEY DO! If you wanted to see the other side of the Grifters, a side that's almost human, YOU DO! If you want to scream and laugh and cry and throw the book and then hug it, YOU WILL! Themes of family, friendship, and sacrifice are heavy and beautiful, and it warms my heart and tears my soul. We really need more books like this.
#Ethella is explored more, Vires steals the heart even more than in the other books, McFarland moves into one of the top spots, and Burnette...yeah, she's not so bad. ;) *refrains from elaborating 'cause SPOILERS* I could rant about these characters forever - they're so well written and fleshed out! Agent Walker really takes the spotlight in this book, and trust me, you'll be thanking Ads he's not just another side character. And of course there's Jimmy. Jimmy Daniels. Jimmy Banks. Ah, Jimmy...who knew what your author had in store for you...
I'll quit gushing your ear off, but seriously, you need this book in your life. This book, this series, this story. It has touched me in so many ways, and is truly a beautiful story that derails prejudice, upholds the importance of family and friends, and paints sacrifice and love in beautiful, gut-wrenching detail. It's also squeaky clean, and VERY uncliche. Please, do yourself a favor and pick up this book.
Am I sad this series has come to an end? Yes... but oh! what an ending. Thank you, Adelaide, for the ride. Thank you for this story. Thank you for the characters. Thank you for this ending (with the exception of you-know-who. xD )
Seriously, thank you. 😭💙 Farewell, Whitewashed...