Review ~ Freak of Nature by Julia Crane #coyer

Posted November 19, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Freak of Nature by Julia Crane
Published by Valknut Press on 2013-02
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 286
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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. *For mature teens due to some sexual content.

Challenge book number 4
Was hoping for a better outcome on this book 
but I just don’t think it was a book for me 🙁
Freak of Nature

by Julia Crane
Paperback: 284 pages
E-book: Kindle
Published: February 2nd 2013 by Valknut Press (first published January 9th 2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Source: Netgalley

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

Freak of Nature by Julia Crane is a Sci-Fi story about a girl who is on the verge of dying and they use her as an experiment to create a cyborg. The only problem is they thought they erased her memories and emotions but she can still feel and she has flashes of her past life that she can’t remember. She is trying so hard to hid but the handsome scientist is causing the feelings and emotions and she is having a hard time controlling. Now they are moving her from the safety of the compound she has been in since the change and she need to find a way to stop it and find out who she was.

Freak of Nature has very strong characters. Kaitlyn is a great main character, I adore her and I feel so bad for what she is going through. I can’t imagine not know who you are and having all this happen. Even though most of her mind is robotic you can really feel how sad she is. I really liked both Lucus her love interest and Quess her BFF or at least the only friend she has had since moving into the compound. They are all such great characters to read about but the story just wasn’t doing it for me.
The story was really confusing and at times a little slow. I understand she has feelings but it was getting very confusing between her robotic self and her feelings self. The love story was weird, she had no emotions and as far as he knew she was a robot but he was in love with her? I can see it happening after finding out she had emotions but not before that. I don’t know why I just found this to be so weird. I did like the romance between them when it did happen just thought it was a strange build up and then it seems to happen so quickly. Even at it got closer to the end everything just seemed to work out so well for Kaitlyn it was rushed or just not as exciting as I was hoping it would be. It had no risk to it you never really feared for her safety or was concerned for her when she left the compound. It really fell rather flat. 🙁

I gave Freak of Nature by Julia Crane 3/5 Stars it had very strong characters but the story fell a little flat and was very slow. I do however recommend this book, this is my opinion and it might be something you found more interesting than me or maybe I just didn’t get it. I will be reading the second one in the series since I really did like and feel for the characters. (I have my finger crossed it’s better than this one)

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4 responses to “Review ~ Freak of Nature by Julia Crane #coyer

  1. Too bad you didn't enjoy it as much as you hoped you would, Michelle 🙁 It's always difficult when you get interested in a book because of the blurb or an interesting premise and then it just falls flat 🙁

    I hope your next read will be made of awesome!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews