29 November 2013

ARC Review + Blog Tour - FREAKS by Lisa M Forester

What they say: Nobody's perfect... or are they?

Abigail always knew that she was different, but what she didn't know was just how different. 

That was until her 16th birthday, when her parent's revealed a devastating secret that confirmed her worst fears and changed her life forever.

Abigail is an Allelobrid: one of five children born as a result of their parents illegal science experiment in genetic engineering. The aim: to create a perfect human.

Yet perfection comes at a price.

Forced into a life on the run, Abigail finds love, danger and an organisation that will stop at nothing to get what they want.

When lives are at risk and freedom is threatened - could being perfect be enough to survive?

  • FREAKS is due for release on November 28th 2013 by Create Space - ISBN: 1492715298 - ISBN13: 9781492715290.

Author links:
Goodreads * Twitter * Facebook * Website

Buy Links:
Amazon * Amazon UK

I received a copy of FREAKS in exchange of an honest review!

What I say (review): I've always found the idea of growing/creating designer babies really sinister. Well in FREAKS Lisa M Forester takes the idea and wraps it up in an imaginative and extremely sinister YA bundle!

16-year-old Abigail has always been different from other kids and has recently discovered why; she was created in a science lab using her parents DNA. Abigail is one of five babies engineered with the aim of being the world's first perfect children called Allelobrid's.

FREAKS follows Abigail as she uncovers the truth about her mysterious 'birth' and as she sets out to find answers. The Frankenstein comparisons were very apt (clever Lisa) and I kept thinking about the evil 'Skins' from Roswell High in the pod person scene.

I found Abigail really likeable; she's witty and courageous yet vulnerable and naive.  She makes a good lead character because she never came across as annoying. I really like Max and Dylan but remain undecided about Bradley and the girls.

I really enjoyed FREAKS and found the story engaging without being too heavy on the sci-fi. BUT that ending!? Naughty Lisa!

4 Stars in my Sky!


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