Review: Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

Posted September 15, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

Freak of Nature

by Julia Crane
Published on January 9th 2013
by Valknut Press
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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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.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4 Stars

I didn’t really know what to expect when I started this book. But I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. Although there isn’t a lot of action and it has it’s bad points, I quite liked this book.

Freak of Nature is about Kaitlyn, a girl who died in a car accident some time ago. When she checked off the box ‘donate body to science’ on her driver’s licence, she didn’t expect to be made into a cyborg. Now she has no memory of who she once was. She’s designed to be a lethal weapon with no emotions, but that’s her biggest secret. She still has emotions. And she can’t tell anyone, afraid that they’ll take what’s left of her humanity. And then there’s Lucas. The very handsome, young and brilliant scientist. He feels guilty because he knew who Kaitlyn was before. And he never expected a science project to affect him the way Kaitlyn does. And he never expected her to be able to feel.

As I said, I quite liked it. The writing was good, yeah I saw a few typos, but they didn’t really bother me. It’s a very interesting story and Kaitlyn is such an interesting main character. So the fact that there wasn’t much action was okay for me because I liked her interaction with the other characters. And I liked the romance. It was so cute and I really believed it. Of course a handsome nerd falls for a cyborg. That’s a dream couple. So yeah, I enjoyed this story and I’m excited to see the rest of their journey. View Spoiler »


I just loved Kaitlyn. She was so fascinating. And I connected to her, which I didn’t expect. It was so funny that some things that are normal for us, like rolling the eyes, is strange to her because she doesn’t remember much from what it was like to be just a human. And she has to hide the fact that she can feel because she doesn’t want them to take what’s left. Plus she is an awesome cyborg that can kick some serious ass.

For the rest of the characters. I liked them all. I adore Lucas, he’s just a sweet guy. And a very smart and handsome one at that. Just my type really. And I loved Quess, Kaitlyn’s friend in the lab. She’s funny and she helps Kaitlyn understand the things she doesn’t remember. Really adorable. And there are a couple of side characters, but they were all easy to like. And they all played a part in the story. So good job on the characters! And again, I want to see the rest of their journey!

This is a cool sci-fi story with a sweet and cute romance and I recommend it to fans of this genre. And if you’re not really a fan of sci-fi, give it a shot, maybe you’ll like it anyway?

autograph bieke


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3 responses to “Review: Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

  1. Katie

    I was interested in this before but now I’m really excited to read it!

    That quote is so sweet I think I’m really gonna love this couple(:

    Great review!

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