Monday, September 16, 2013
Freak of Nature (IFICS, #1) by Julia Crane
I received this book free to review from Netgalley. The concept sounds interesting - Kaitlyn, who donated her body to science and died in a tragic accident, was made into a cyborg - part human, part machine, and treated like a robot. They thought she had no emotions left, but they were wrong. Although her memories had been taken, she still was human. She still had feelings. Particularly lust - for the handsome young scientist Lucas, who has controlled most of her programming. The book, however, needs editing and is not as good as it could be. One example is that Kaitlyn's only friend, a teenage girl whose grandfather runs the lab, and who is the only person who treats Kaitlyn like a human being instead of a robot and therefore is the only person whom she can ask questions, is named "Quess". Really? Worst name ever. Either the author thinks her readers are stupid, or she is. While I do enjoy puns and such, I just found the name "Quess" insulting. The book has potential, and I hope the next one is better and that the author hires an editor.