Julia Crane: Freak of Nature (IFICS, #1)

I received free ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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.


The first thing a noticed about this book (obviously) was the cover. I love it. It was the first thing that made me want to read this book. And then I started to read the book. The beginning was great, I loved the story and idea behind this book and I thought it was really promising.

English isn't my first language, so I'm not really sure if understood everything correctly, but there were some things that kinda didn't make sense. Like the fact that first they say that there are cameras everywhere and they need to be really careful what so say or how to act, so the cameras don't catch them. And then suddenly Kaitlin and Lucas are kissing in a middle of the yard? Right. So nobody sees them, but then next time when they are sitting and talking under the tree, the guard comes almost immedialy 'cos they are in a blindspot and they can't see them. There few other times too, when I got the feeling that things didnät make sense, if you know what I mean..

What the first half of the book was really good if you can forget those things. And the truth is that almost every book has some "mistakes", so I can forgive. But I think that the other half of the book wasn't as good. The story progressed too fast and it felt pretty rushed. There weren't enought details and the book felt like it wasn't really finished. Like the first half was finished and the ending only a draft. There were so much potential and the book could have been great, but it wasn't "polished" enought.

The ending was kinda lame, everything was too easy for Kaitlin and Lucas. I can't really imagine that any multimillionare (or billionare) changing his mind so fast. First he spends millions and millions to this project and then he just changes his mind about it.

But I'm not losing my hope. I know that there are next book coming and I hope that it will be more "prefessionaly" written and maybe little more polished. The story and idea is really great and there is so much potential, it just need a little bit more polishing.