By Julia Crane
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.
“The world is the same as it has always been but one split second decision could change everything; one choice to check one box will undeniably change your life.”
Freak of Nature allows you to venture with Kaitlyn, the world’s first cyborg. When she checked the box while getting her drivers license stating she would donate her body for science, she never thought it could actually happen to her. Kaitlyn had died and she had no idea how or why but the people who have added mechanical parts and computers have failed to notice that Kaitlyn is very aware of what has been done to her. Her friendship with Dr. Adam’s granddaughter, Quess, reveals that she has to keep her emotions in check or they can take them away, forever.
Lucas is the resident whiz kid that helped create Kaitlyn but he allows her to feel human again. She realizes that she cannot comprehend her emotions towards Lucas and all of the logic that they inputted into her memory banks cannot change the fact that she was irrevocably drawn to Lucas on an emotional level. What can Kaitlyn do when she falls harder for Lucas, and builds a friendship with Quess, but cannot express or show that she is in fact still human even with her mechanical parts?
They train her to be stealth and her sensors allow her to be even better than any soldier, the question is why?
Freak of Nature will have you on the edge of your seat and with a lump in your throat the whole time. How do you fit into a world that won’t accept that you too have emotions? This book is Sparring Stepsister approved with a raving 5 stars!
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Julia Crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.