Freak Of Nature by Julia Crane
Series: IFICS #1
My rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Valknut Press
Release Date: January 11th 2013
Synopsis: Donate Body to Science. Check.
When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.
Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.
My thoughts: I was drawn to this book because of the very interesting premise and the equally interesting cover. I was left more than a little disappointed. There were so many things this book could have been. Exciting, emotional, and meaningful. Unfortunately, there were many flaws that got in the way with that.
*Kaitlyn is supposedly highly advanced physically and intellectually. Awhile the reader is certainly able to see how advanced she is physically we are only told that Kaitlyn is intellectually advanced. I was expecting for her to be more clever and sly but she is terribly naive and most of the planning is done by Lucas
*The great amount of romance is something that this novel could of done without. It is unrealistic and it quickly takes over the story leaving everything great this book could have been in the dust.
*The characters were flat. I didn’t find much personality in Kaitlyn. She did have a strong sense of justice but that was all. The rest of her character is devoted to be naive and swooning over Lucas. Lucas is not much different. I felt the most bored whenever the story switched to his point of view(yes, there are two different point of views: Kaitlyn’s and Lucas’). Most of the time he is either tearing himself apart for what he did to Kaitlyn or admiring Kaitlyn’s body. Quess was just…there.
*Nothing exciting happens.
*There were a couple of grammar errors in the kindle version.
*The last sentence in the book: To be continued. I know that this might seem a bit nit-picky but I find it very irritating when nothing exciting happens in a novel and then it just ends like that.
*The writing is strong and solid.
*This book is very readable and a little bit entertaining.
*There are a couple of short sweet, cute, and romantic scenes.
*There was a certain fight scene in which Kaitlyn beats up a group of perverts.
Freak of Nature was just not my cup of tea. I felt that awhile this book did well in some areas there were many in which it did not. I will say that I am sure that this book will be loved by many people. I am just not one of them. To me this book was just average.