Jan 5, 2014

Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

Title: Freak of Nature
Author: Julia Crane
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4 Stars

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.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16136176-freak-of-nature
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My Thoughts

When everything else about you has been changed can you still be you?

This is a story about a girl who after a tragic accident becomes the newest science experiment and her path to find herself again. Kaitlyn doesn't remember anything about her past, but despite the scientists best attempts she still has her human mind and emotions. I really enjoyed the two different points of views both from Kaitlyn and Lucas. Their was a lot of secrecy involved and figuring out what was going on and what they had planned for Kaitlyn was a fun experience.

Kaitlyn is a brave and strong willed girl. I really felt for her and admired her courage in such a dangerous situation. She doesn't want to lose her human thoughts and emotions and does what she needs to do to protect them. I also liked to see her develop relationships with other people like Lucas and Quess. Her and Quess are best friends, but have to interact with each other secretly so their way of communicating is really interesting. Quess understands Kaitlyn even when she must act like a machine and she does her best to help Kaitlyn in any way she can.

Lucas is one of the scientists working on Kaitlyn and he becomes attached to Kaitlyn. He is confused and afraid of his growing feelings at first, believing Kaitlyn is just a robot. He was an interesting character and although sometimes misguided he is kind and courageous. When he finds out the truth about Kaitlyn he doesn't hesitate in trying to find a way to stop what is being done to her. His relationship with Kaitlyn is really sweet and I loved seeing how they both brought out the best in each other.

The only thing that I didn't like about this book was its length. I wish it was much longer, but it was still a fun and interesting read.

I highly recommend this story to any science fiction fans looking for a cute and action filled romance.


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