Thursday, November 12, 2015

Freaks of Nature Book Review

I have a really good book to share with you but in some ways it's a very disturbing book in
what actions are taken against teens just because they are different. The book is called Freaks of Nature written by Wendy Brotherlin.
The global Ebola-X pandemic of 2022 lasted five months, two weeks, and six days before a cure could be found. In its wake, it left a generation of psionic freaks, who can turn a single thought into a weapon...or worse.    
Fifteen-year-old Devon McWilliams is one of those freaks, but Devon rates a big fat zero on the scale of cool psychic abilities. Days after escaping from his psionic detainment facility, the military intercepts him. Regaining consciousness, Devon finds himself restrained aboard a military airship headed toward certain death.    
Aboard this one-way flight to doom are six other psions. One of them, a telepath named Bai Lee Chen, claims to have the means to escape. All the others have to do is convince her that they're worthy of freedom by allowing her to telepathically replay their memories.  
The last thing Devon wants to do is reveal his useless plant-talking prowess to this destroy-you-with-a-thought crew. To complicate matters further, he's crushing hard on Alya, the group's lovely healer. Devon knows he must keep his wits about him if he's going to survive this wild ride. And that's going to be a tricky thing to do around a telepath who seems to have a diabolical agenda all her own.
My Thoughts:

This book actually was very good. I wasn't so sure at first. But, once I got into the story, I became more invested in it and wanted these kids to make it through all the bad stuff that is going on around them.

These kids are hunted down by a force that torments them if they out if they were Freaks. But, then of course, they were just bullies and in the end, they get what they deserved. I am very particular in what I read. I really prefer not to read about the awful things that people do to children. This one wasn't too bad and they were older children and learned how to handle it.

I wish I could write more to convince you it really is worth reading, but I would hate to give away the whole book. I have a feeling that there may be another book or two coming down the pipeline giving us a little more excitement!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Wendy Brotherlin is a screenwriter, music enthusiast and all around geek-goddess. She earned a Masters in Screenwriting at the University of Southern California and went on to write for children's television including Nickelodeon's ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. Today, she lives in Manchester, Maine with her husband and two little super-heroes-in-training. FREAKS OF NATURE is her first novel.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


fee roberts said...

You convinced me. It sound very interesting. Thanks for the review.

Meredith said...

I do like Dystopians. I like the creative views of what our future may be like.