Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review- Supernatural Freak by Louisa Klein

Goodreads Summary:

When paranormal expert Robyn Wise is offered an outrageous sum of money to cure a boy who is turning into a dead tree, she's very sceptical. A politician ready to pay that much to make his son stop growing branches instead of hair? Come on! She's more likely to be abducted by aliens. This is a trap. Or much worse. And, of course, it's much worse.

The child is turning into a dark portal, created by a powerful entity determined to absorb Fairyland's power. This means that not only queen Titania and her court are in danger, but the very balance of the magic fluxes.

Robyn'd rather stick a pencil in her own eye but. to learn how to destroy the portal, she has to sneak into the Wizardry Council, a place full of wizards who are hiding something—though it’s certainly not their dislike of her.

There, she discovers a terrible secret that could help to overthrow Fairyland's enemies for good, but puts her in the midst of an ancient and deadly war, and not as a bystander, but as the main target.


REVIEW:

*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of Supernatural Freak from author Louisa Klein in exchange for an honest review. We thank Louisa for the book! 

As a child, Robyn Wise has been called weird by her peers and wherever she goes, she stumbles upon some paranormal activity or the other. She calls herself a Supernatural Freak. Robyn can see ghosts, goblins, elves, werewolves, vampires and all kinds of paranormal creatures. She uses this ability for the better. When she gets a call to help figure out the mysterious disappearance of a politician's child, Robyn has no idea what lies ahead of her. It's only then that she discovers who she really is. 
As a protagonist, Robyn was cool and totally kick ass. She seemed like a strong and independent woman and I liked how she handled all the mess that came tumbling down on her. She was fierce and bold and yet there were those rare moments when we got to see a fun and light side of her. She did have a terrific sense of humour. 
For a paranormal book with a creepy and scary cover, the jokes in 
Supernatural Freak were quite risible. 
The secondary characters in the story were well defined. The ghost Sir. William and Robyn's uncle Uncle Terry were both really good gentlemen. Robyn's friend Susan was lovely, her older brother Stephen was alright but her younger brother James was just too good. Robyn's housemates Al and Guido were simply cool whenever they made an appearance. 
I struggled through the first 40% of 
Supernatural Freak. It took me weeks to finish off just that much. For some reason, I just didn't feel like moving ahead with it. But once I actually got into it and the plot started thickening, it was only a matter of a few hours within which I basked the remaining 60% of the book. 
I enjoyed reading about the London Wizard Council, magic, elves and the Dark Six. It was really cool with so many magical creatures and so much of magic.  
Author Louisa Klein's writing is quite good. I did notice a few editorial mistakes, but other than that, it was neat and understandable. Although Robyn's POV was a little confusing, I quite enjoyed reading about her personal experiences and incidents. 
Supernatural Freak was a good read that fans of paranormal thrillers will definitely find interesting. 

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12 comments:

  1. I have been seeing this book around a lot. Though it was slow in places, it does sound good. Great review.

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    1. I hope you get to read it sometime, Jennifer. Thank you! :)

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  2. Oh now that's a nice cover! :) I haven't seen this book before but it does sound interesting. I like the sound of the MC, she sounds so kick ass and witty! :D Too bad that the beginning was slow...Great review Sarika :)

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    1. The cover is quite creepy! And yes, the MC was kick ass and witty. Thank you, Tanja! :)

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  3. I don't think this is a book for me. If I can't get into a book and it's taking weeks to get to 40% then I would probably give up. Thanks for the honest review!

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    1. That's there. It was really, really hard for me to get into it, but once I did, it was quite good, Annmarie! :)

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  4. HI there! Thank you for the nice review! Just one thing: as I wrote to your colleague, what you received WAS AN ARC! The final version (now online) got fried with my pc, unfortunately! That's why you've found typos and editorial mistakes, THERE AREN'T ANY IN THE FINAL VERSION! If any of you guys reading this review would like a review copy,opinion, just give me a shout! Thanks again readaddicts!

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    1. That's great! Thank you for the info, Louisa, and it's sweet of you to stop by my review. Thank you! :)

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  5. Sorry it took a bit to get into, and was hard to stay that way. But the mc sounds good with her wittiness.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. Yes, the MC was quite good but the book quite alright, Brandi! ;)

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  6. A boy turning into a tree reminds me of that human tree man and I get this weird image in my mind. Ew! But this kind of reminds me of paranormalcy where the protagonists can see the paranormal creatures. I didn't like that book and if you struggled with 40%, then I'd probably give it up by then. I'll skip it but thanks for the review :)

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah Aman, it was so hard for me to read this book, I was tempted to give up, but it was a review book and I'd have hated to do that! :P

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