Fighting for a second chance. Eve will help him. Very good. Salvation picked up around two years after book three.
I really liked John. Even with the prior knowledge of who and what he once was, the gentler side of him made me root for him especially during the times he was still being met with wariness. Eve was pretty amazing—tough, sexy, compassionate, bold. She had run away from home at fourteen and learned to fend for herself. She refused to see herself as a victim; she wanted to make her own choices and do what she wanted. They had great sexual chemistry, and the sex scenes were scorching hot, primal, tinged with raw intensity. When she learned about his full past, she was strong enough to make the distinction between past and present.
While each story closes with a HEA for each couple, the main plot runs through all four books, and an important part of the overall story happens at the end of book three. However, I think the series could have benefitted from a little more polishing up or an explanation of a few things. He was quite vulnerable several times and could have easily been taken out. But more on that later. Defenses: The defense against a mind raider was to avoid direct eye contact.
The defense against a soul stealer was to avoid touch. The defense against a time thief was … nothing.
To kill or not to kill: Leven and his scientists aka team of Frankensteins were replicating Nazi experiments, i. That made no sense to me at all. With the last book in mind, it would have made more sense to have Leven escape each time rather than have the good guys look like they valued their own morals over the good of the masses.
Oct 17, Nina rated it really liked it. I'd never thought that I would be rooting for the bad guy, but here I am doing exactly that. He was an evil and power-hungry crime lord who wanted to control and use anomalies for his own gain. Yet, something happened in Soul Stealer that changed how I felt about him. I felt sympathy for him and despite all the evil that he's done he kept popping up in my head and I wanted him to ha I'd never thought that I would be rooting for the bad guy, but here I am doing exactly that.
I felt sympathy for him and despite all the evil that he's done he kept popping up in my head and I wanted him to have a second chance Therefore, when I discovered that Salvation was released I was beyond excited. Here is John's story at last!
Salvation starts out with John chained in a secret underground lab. He can't recall how he ended up there. Then he discovers that he's not alone. Eve is an anomaly who has been held prisoner for experimentation for months. When they managed to escape they have no one but each other to rely on as they navigate the treacherous terrain of the Australian outback searching for safety while dodging their captors. Although John lost most of his memories after having his soul almost removed, he is still left with few terrifying nightmares that still torment him. The evil that was left behind seems to still lurk inside of John and threatens to rise to the surface every now and then and especially when he uncovers the powers that Eve possesses.
While John may not be the same man he was before, his past may be what destroys his relationship with Eve as truths are revealed in the end.
Although I wished Salvation was a bit longer, I still found this seven chapter story to be thoroughly satisfying. The story was nicely paced, the characters were admirable and the story flowed well making this story another winner in my book. I was so glad to see John get a second chance and his story was wonderful. Although I recommend reading the first three stories in the series, I believe Salvation can very well be a standalone read.
Don't miss out! Mostly I was just happy he got his comeuppance in the last book. I should have known, really, should have trusted Anna Hackett not to lead me wrong.
After 3. After a lifetime of being the bad guy, John wakes to find himself in a precarious position. Alongside him is a feisty, mouthy redhead and together the pair of them launch an escape bid that leads them through danger and darkness with some hot sex on the side. Okay, so perhaps things happen a little too quickly between John and Eve and some things are resolved a little too easily towards the end, but on the whole this is a short, sharp tale that finishes off this series in fine style.
If you like a bit of sci-fi with your romance, or a lot of romance with your sci-fi, and enjoy a bit of action and adventure in the mix, then you should probably give this series a try. Or you could start with the Phoenix Adventures space treasure hunters! This last book in the Anomaly series was about a second chance.
Still, Heaven residents treat him with caution because of his past. While helping Cal with some duties he was kidnapped and found himself chained in some place. Also, there was other prisoner, Eve, a woman who had powers This last book in the Anomaly series was about a second chance. Also, there was other prisoner, Eve, a woman who had powers and were been tested. They joined forces to escape and fight their captors who seemed to know about his past. This is the book where the bad, evil guy shows his inner good and had an opportunity for the best. Smart how the author mentioned the childhood in the others books because I think she what preparing the reader to accept and feel compassion for John Brown.
Love how the authors play with the reader emotions. Make me feel part of the story.
Enjoyed the series a lot. John Brown has only fragments of memory before a strange incident on Haven. Since then, he's worked as a gardener. However, his past catches up with him when he's abducted for experimentation by some criminal scientists. In captivity, he meets Eve, a woman who awakens his body and some of his old memories.
They escape together and try to leave their painful pasts behind. While on the run, the two forge a strong romantic connection while John wonders if he can really live as a normal man and love John Brown has only fragments of memory before a strange incident on Haven. While on the run, the two forge a strong romantic connection while John wonders if he can really live as a normal man and love somebody.
Salvation is a story about second chances and seems like a coda to the Anomaly series. How much do our past misdeeds define us? Can we really become different people? John's circumstances are unique, but the facility with which others cut him some slack seems a little optimistic. Nonetheless, the ultimate message of the Anomaly series is one of hope: we can find more solace in the world if we are willing to let go of our nursed hatreds and past fears.
Final foray in the Anomaly series. Salvation is such a novel idea, the bad guy gets a chance at redemption!
Now using the name John he is happiest tootling about in the Havens gardens and watching the children play. His spirit and mind are at rest finally. The community still treats him with caution but he is no threat to them. When Cal gives him enhanced duties on the mainland, he gets himself kidnapped and wake Final foray in the Anomaly series. When Cal gives him enhanced duties on the mainland, he gets himself kidnapped and waked to find another prisoner, Eve. They manage to escape but not after some experiments are carried out on John and hints are left that they know just who he WAS.
Relationships and characters develop fast here, sometimes seeming a bit rushed to keep up with all the action. As it is, each story feels like a mini-whirlwind. In Time Thief, Bay North can steal time—slow it down for everyone except herself. She wants to use that ability to steal something important to Gabriel Leven, the crime lord responsible for the death of her parents and little sister.