Blog Tour: Freak of Nature (IFICS #1) by Julie Crane, Review + Giveaway

Reviewed By: Siobhán
Format: Kindle Ebook
Pages: 167
Published: 9th Jan 2013
Publisher: Valknut Press
Source: Mrs Potter's Book Publicity
Genre: YA/NA Sci-fi
Buy: Amazon UK I Amazon US 

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.

Freak of Nature is my first book by Julia Crane that I have read and it certainly won't be my last. Freak of Nature is unique and exciting. At first it took me a few chapters to get into it but once I did I couldn't put it down.

Kaitlyn is a cyborg. After a horrid accident that leaves Kaitlyn for dead, scientists use her body for an experiment. To turn her into a cyborg. She isn't meant to have any of her own thoughts or emotions after being remade but she does. However, she doesn't let on to those who experiment on her in case they get rid of her. However, while she is trying to keep her emotions in check she is falling in love with Lucas, a young scientists.

Now I can't even begin to go into this without giving away spoilers. It's just one if those books that you need to read. Julia is an excellent story teller and really knows how to grip the reader attentions. After the initial start which I found a bit slow and boring, I was completely blown away. Freak of Nature is so unique and the love story is so romantic and has a Starscrossed-lovers feel to it. And come on who doesn't love those kind of reads. 

Kaitlyn and Lucus are two very intriguing characters. And I feel like the readers are going to fall in love them. They both are struggling with their feelings and it is causing them to have inner battles with themselves but together they have this attraction that just defies reason.

If you are looking for something completely different and exciting them get your hands on Freak of Nature. I can't recommend it enough. Apart from the fact it took me a few chapters to get into the story and inside the characters heads it's nearly perfect.

I can't wait for the next instalment and finding out what happens next. I also look forward to discovering more of the authors work and seeing if they are as good as Freak of Nature.

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  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!

  2. I love your blog! Thanks for taking the time to read and review Freak of Nature!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the cover of this book. That alone makes me want to read it.

  4. Sounds interesting and I love the cover! Glad I saw this. :-)

    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading


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