(review) Freak of Nature by Julia Crane
Freak of Nature by Julia Crane
Series: IFICS #1
Series: IFICS #1
Release date: January 9th 2013
Publisher: Valknut Press
Source: Bought (ebook)Rating: ★★★★☆
Kaitlyn donated her body to science thinking that it wouldn't change anything, since she's dead, but then a miracle happened. Kate was now living again as a cyborg. Her body was anything but looked humane. IFICS, the company that now owns her was determined to make her the most powerful weapon existed and sell it to the government. Slowly they are taking piece by piece of the things that made Kate human. No one knows, that Kate is still hiding her feelings and emotions inside.
It was fun reading this, too bad it was written in third person narrator (I prefer first person). Kate was badass, but of course she's a cyborg. Of course she's strong. My favorite part was the paintball (event hough it's not that long) but I'm not spoiling it so, sorry. Despite her being physically cyborg, I could actually connect with her feelings, I felt a bit sad for her when she bumped Evan at the street. It kinda hurts. And then there is Lucas, a smart and young scientist that later fell in love with a robot. Sick, right? well, in this case he's normal, since Kate was human and all. It reminded me a little bit of this manga I read, Chobits. Lucas was described as 'smart', 'scientist', 'young', and 'hot' never saw a scientist like that my entire life but, bless my imagination. I liked him a lot.
There are several things that bothers me, unfortunately. Even though I loved the story and all, some of the scenes available were not really necessary and some were set in the same setting that it felt a bit boring. And I didn't see any bad guy... The government was a bit irritating but it doesn't make them the bad guy, and even the owner of IFICS wasn't the bad guy I thought he would (or should?) be. Maybe it's because most of the conflicts was about keeping Kate's feelings and emotion that the story was lack of antagonist.
Well, despite the negatives Freak of Nature is still something that I would re-read in the future. Love it.