if one person’s choices could change the world?
and Kyle were meant to be together – will their connection have the power to go
beyond life itself ?
Lynagh’s young adult fiction novel, Anomaly, Alice
Lynam has been dead for two years. The afterlife is complicated, time behaves
differently and the deceased souls have important information concerning
humanity’s future. Certain individuals are set to change the world and Alice’s
childhood sweetheart, Kyle, happens to
be one of them.
grief has set him on a path that can only bring frustration and unhappiness. On
Kyle’s twenty-first birthday, he receives an unusual notebook which once
belonged to Alice. Kyle discovers that two pages are missing, and after a freak
accident followed by many strange occurrences, Kyle is forced to revisit his
past and concludes that his life is not as coincidental as it seems. Alice
needs to find a way to get through to Kyle and place him on the right path. If she gets it wrong, all could be lost...
is a young adult, paranormal romance that draws upon both
science and religion. Anomaly’s moralisation
is centred on the choices we make when young people move into adulthood.
Interestingly, the science does not dismiss the principles of faith but neither
does the moralisation disrespect the science, making it a fascinating read for
both young male and female readers alike.
Praise for Anomaly:
“Reading ‘Anomaly’ made me feel genuinely happy.
There’s an inspirational message at its centre and the rich language, three
dimensional characters and stunningly unique ideas help to bring this message
to the surface.
I would recommend this book to anyone who would like
to try something new and genre-bending. It was the best book I’ve read in a
- Georgia’s Books
“I couldn’t find the right words to describe such
amazing book like this… I’ve been speechless since I finished it yesterday.
I’ve been up all night thinking how would I review it. I still suffer from
“BOOK HUNGOVER.” All I can say is that, this work is full of amazing stuff.”
- No Shelf Control Blog
“Anomaly is a book that manages to avoid the dangerous
trap of the paranormal genre and create a story that is engaging and
entertaining, whilst still being more than a little unnerving at times.”
- C.S. Woolley
“Lynagh has navigated a controversial
subject with a balance that respects faith and science without being
in-your-face. In fact, the moralisation is founded healthily on common sense.
Anomaly has a unique innocence too. I don’t know if that’s because it’s written
for a teen audience or if that’s the something that I’m picking up on in
reading the book. It’s refreshing. It’s not overly sentimental, there’s no love
triangles, no grand Hollywood moments, no cringeworthily sex scenes and yet
plenty of action, plenty of existential reasoning and a very clever and
- Literary Junkie