Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Review ~ Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry
AUTHOR: Natasha Larry
TYPE: Urban Fantasy
PAGES: 138 E-book
REASON FOR READ:
BLB tours had it up and I thought it looked very interesting!
Life can get pretty complicated for any seventeen-year-old girl, but for a home-schooled telepathic black girl trying to survive in a prestigious private school in small-town Jonesborough, Tennessee, it can be maddening - especially when her telepathic father keeps eavesdropping on her thoughts!
Jaycie Lerner's family isn't the usual mom-dad-kid setup. Jaycie's mom's MIA, but Allison, her personal live-in 'trainer,' is more than a mom, with her own special abilities, like being able to lift cars and run incredibly fast. And Jaycie's godfather John is more than persuasive - he can literally convince anyone to do anything.
As far as the rest of the world's concerned, Jaycie's on the outside looking in. The townsfolk love Jaycie's pediatrician father, but she doesn't fit in with 'normal' kids, and she doesn't really want to. Most of her free time is spent training to keep her telekinetic and telepathic powers under control. But there's one thing she can't control - and that's her feelings, especially when her best friend Matt is nearby. If only he knew what she was truly capable of...
Everything seems to be status quo for Jaycie until she receives a cryptic message from a stranger and meets a very unusual girl new to Jonesborough. Then all hell breaks loose!
I thought this was a really interesting book. It took a while for me to get into the book but once I did it was hard to put down. I have to admit that while I enjoyed all the characters I loved me some Allison I wanted to learn and know as much about her as I could. Add to it that I wanted her as my training LOL.
Jaycie is a pretty cool kid and would be someone I wouldn't mind being around. I thought the superpowers were cool I would've liked to see more of the weaknesses in those that had a lot of power or super powers that were SO STRONG which made me a tad upset. Otherwise this was a fun romp with a cool cast of characters, a nice plot line, and something that once you got hooked you were there through it all.
If you like superpowers and young adult novels this is one I highly recommend.
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