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Freak of Nature - Julia Crane Where to being with this one? I guess at the beginning. Dr.Harrington has accomplished something mankind has strived to find a way to do for decades, merge man and machine in a cyborg.
Only he and his team made one mistake, they never took into account the power and strength in the human mind. Kaitlyn is the name given to cyborg superhuman IFICS created. A beautiful girl who died in some tragic accident that's never gone into detail with.
She wakes up a cyborg, more machine than flesh. She dreams of her past, and still has human emotion and feeling.
I liked this book. It's a common theme taken in an entirely new direction. The fact that Kate can feel and have random human thoughts isn't anything new when it comes to stories about the cyborg race, however the fact that people can look at her and see her as more than just a machine is.
Lucas' conscious plays a large part in his parts of the book. He knows they've effectively played god and not one brought Kate back from the dead, but pretty much gave her immortality in the process.
The fact that he has feelings for her is a nice twist to this story.
Quess is written to sound younger than she is. She's described as small, and the impression is given that the three or four years that separate Kate and Quess' age will turn Quess from a child into an adult. I'm not sure how other 13/14 years are or were, but I was more mature than Quess at that age. I found myself having to continuously remind myself that Quess is a teenager not an eight year old.
I still liked the character a lot though. The fact that she'd stand up for Kate on more than one occasion speaks volumes for her character.
I almost cried when the reason she'd been created drew near, and sighed in relief at Lucas' heroics. This story is definitely a roller-coaster of emotions!
Fans of sci fi, friendship, love, and adventure are sure to love this story. I look forward to the next installment of IFICS.
I give this book 5 of 5