Refreshing and original idea,
This review is from: Freak of Nature (IFICS Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
'Freak of Nature' was a brilliant idea, the plot is very sinister and throughout the book I was creeped out by how the scientists seemed to be almost oblivious to how Kaitlyn's body was once a living human being. They seemed to treat her as a robot and it never occurred to them that she might have retained some of her humanity.
I thought Kaitlyn was an interesting character, you genuinely feel horrified and perhaps it's because Crane has done a good job with making her a shadow of humanity. Kaitlyn knows what they are making her into is wrong and that she wants to feel emotions again but she struggles against the dampening effect the scientists have had on her.
I thought there was a few good plot twists, but sometimes it felt as though we were always waiting for something to happen because it was a little slow paced. Lucas was a bit wishy washy, his character fell in love with Kaitlyn from the start and although he takes a big risk helping her I still felt as if I didn't really know much about him.
I'm still not sure about the ending, I think the whole drama got wrapped up with a big bow far too easily. Although obviously there is going to be further drama in the second novel with the government. At the end of this book I felt it could have been condensed to half the size and the story continued rather than strung out. Although this could be a plus for younger readers, and I would recommend this book to friends. However, it was disappointing because the author could have pushed the idea to somewhere even darker and grittier.
3 Stars :)
A review for Netgalley