Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.
A few months ago, I reviewed Mila 2.0.
In that review, I lamented:
"Mila’s character is just so… unrealistic. The dichotomy of her very essence just didn’t work for me. Part android and part human?"
Freak of Nature by Julia Crane is about Kaitlyn – a girl who donates her body to science when she dies and wakes up one day to find that she is now part robot.
But this time? This time it worked for me.
It wasn’t perfect. We were dropped into the middle of the story, so some character development and relationships felt rushed (Kaitlyn and Lucas’ relationship felt like insta-love but it wasn’t because they had history before the book began).
The climax of the book ended up being a let down to me. It was too easy! Harrington was built up to be an almost-villain and then suddenly he’s this almost-father figure to Kaitlyn? Something didn’t sit right with me about that (if you read it – and you SHOULD) you’ll understand what I mean.
Overall, I enjoyed it. I’m curious to see where the series will go as the book works quite well as a standalone novel.