Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Freak of Nature (IFICS #1) by Julia Crane - Blog Stop + Giveaway

So I rarely do a blog tour for many reasons. Mostly because I don't like to be tied down to a book and made to feel like I absolutely have to read it by a certain time. One thing I really love about blogging is that I get to set my own pace and work on my own schedule. When I read about Freak of Nature, I decided to take a chance and read the book for the tour and I'm really glad I did.

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.
Freak of Nature is a quick and enjoyable read. It was my first Julia Crane book and I have to say, she's got a new fan! This was my second Cyborg novel and I was impressed. The only other story I've read is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It's hard not to compare as Cinder was my favorite book of 2012, but the striking differences from Meyer's Cyborg tale made Freak of Nature even more enjoyable.

In this story, Kaitlyn is a weapon who hides her emotions from the scientists who created her. This contrasting aspect of the story really got me. In my Cinder, the main character worked to hide her Cyborg parts and worked to be more human to save herself. Kaitlyn had to put her human emotions out of view in the hopes of self preservation. A very cool and different take on the cyborg story.

I'm not usually one for alternating POVs but this story's take was very inventive and fun. If I had any complains about the book it would be that it was too short and I felt that it was only skimming the surface. I'm sure the books to come in the series will not disappoint and I can't wait to see what Crane puts out next for our characters.

8 out of 10 :)

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

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

  3. I'm glad you had a good experience and enjoyed this book. I agree with you about getting bogged down. When you have a busy schedule it's hard to get books read and reviews posted on certain dates. Plus, it really sucks when you sign up for a tour and have to give the book 2 or less stars.

    *I await your return back to the blogosphere* :)

  4. This is one of the fascinating sci-fi book

  5. I love this blog also, and I haven't even been on for a long time! I really hope I win because I want to get more books. What can I say. I'm addicted.


  6. Amazing review, I will definitely check this book out. I love sci-fi books.

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  7. This cover looks good and I bet the story will be just as amazing. I'll be sure to have a copy of this. :D

  8. Besides the prologue, I read this book on a plane in one sitting. It's a different approach but I really enjoyed it. Hopefully the whole series will keep me as entertained as the first book!

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