Author: Lisa M. Forester
Published by: Self published
Publication date: 28th November 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Review copy from the author.
I can't stop freaking out - no pun intended - over how awesome this book is. Back when I participated in the cover reveal in October I was fangirling pretty hard. Now, after finishing the book, I'm fangirling even more.
Abigail has always been different - she is incredibly smart, she never gets ill and her physical fitness is so perfect she could run forever if she wanted to. Her parents have never allowed her to excel even though she could get A* grades in all her subjects so she's always had to maintain average grades at school. However, everything she has ever known changes on her monumental sixteenth birthday. She is an Allelobrid, of which there are only 5 in the world, and people are coming after her.
Freaks is a unique blend of science and romance; I loved it. The characters were well-developed and interesting and I especially liked the dialogue between Abbie and Max, another Allelobrid. This book is full of action and I truly cared about everyone...except the bad people, obviously. Everyone had their own voice and I adored being able to witness the characters develop! Something else Forester is good at is imagery; I could see everything happening so clearly in my head because her descriptions are so good! I'm really impressed with how Forester maintained the scientific and coming-of-age sides of the story whilst also developing the characters so realistically.
Forester writes with flourish and Freaks left me awestruck - this book definitely needs more attention! This is one of those rare but awesome occasions where I couldn't find anything wrong with the book. Perfect pace, perfect characters, perfect plot...maybe the book is secretly an Allelobrid too! ;) Seriously though, this book blew my mind and I cannot wait for the sequel. This book is definitely one to watch out for!
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