Title: Freak of Nature
Author: Julia Crane
Publisher: Valknut Press
Series: IFICS #1
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 Review3/5 stars!
I really didn't think I would like this book, but I actually did.
I liked Katelyn (maybe because the parts of her that I would normally find annoying in girls in genres like this has been removed due to reprogramming) Yay!!!!! :D I also really liked her friend, Quess, I thought she was hilarious and smart!
It's weird for me to like the heroine and dislike the boy. It's usually the opposite. I did not like Lucas at all. I got the fact that author was trying to depict him as a nerd with a guilty conscience, but sadly, he didn't make it to the book boyfriend list. He came off more as a creeper to me than anything else. Everytime I read his POV, I cringed a little. There was this part in the book where he was drinking tea, and I don't know why, but it just gave me the creeps. Seriously, I'm not even playing! Made me shiver a little. Either way, I'm glad this didn't turn into a love triangle, and I'm interested to know more about this series. I don't regret reading this book at all.
One of my major issues with this book was that even though I liked it (and I REALLY liked it), everything just seemed too happy go lucky in the end. Things were tied up way too neatly. In the end, it doesn't feel like anything really happened. Another major issue is that Lucas and Katelyn are basically confessing their love for each other right off the bat. Maybe they didn't say it out loud, but it was pretty obvious. I think I would've liked the book more without the insta-love and if Lucas had been just slightly less of a creeper.
Warning: There's lots and lots of mature scenes, so I'd limit this to older teens.
Definitely read this book for yourself, so you can get your own opinion of it. I see a lot of 5-star reviews for this book, so maybe you'll like it much more than me. Overall, I think the author did a good job.
I read the blurb for the next book, and I expect there to be a whole lot more action. It seems like it should be fun to read. :)