Sunday, August 14, 2011

Review - Natural Selection

Natural Selection
Author - Elizabeth Sharp
Genre - YA/Paranormal
Pages - Ebook

Synopsis from Goodreads

What do you do when you find out your family isn't your family, death is knocking at your door, and that guy you can't stop thinking about knows more about who you are than you do? Amelia Hoffman was just a normal 15 year old until she found out the truth. Now ancient myths, supernatural beings, and murder have changed everything. Tests and school dances are no longer the biggest worry in her life-- she has to figure out how to save everyone she loves and accept the future in front of her before its too late

Amelia has always thought she was normal, human, but all that changes when she overhears her mother and father one night talking about her and how she just may not be who she thinks she is.

Natural Selection is the typical YA paranormal romance book with a few new elements put in to keep it slightly unique. Amelia is a Gaia, a creature of nature who has the ability to heal and work with plants and earth. Her brother is a Djinn and her sister is a Succubus. The diffrent paranormal creatures throughout the book was a nice touch, there are Witches as well but they are not the good guys this time around. In fact, enemies come in the most unlikely of places...

The characters themselves are the typical bunch, the lead is a plain jane but becomes beautiful and suddenly people are noticing her, the brother and sister are supportive but also harsh when nessasary, It was fine how it was but not anything that really strays from the norm.

The action is minimal but adequate when it shows. The love interest, Nathaniel is cute, protective, and loyal. I did enjoy this book, and I even shed a few tears in certain spots. There is some talk of sex but its minimal. All together its a nice little package of a YA novel and I do look forward to the next book in the series.


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