Title: Natural Selection
Author: Elizabeth Sharp
Publisher: 4Corners Press
Published: 8th August 2011
Average, plain-bodied Amelia Hoffman has resigned herself to a life of mediocrity, unable to escape the shadows cast by her all-too-perfect siblings. Worse, her feelings for her brother’s best friend are getting stronger.
Everything changes after the brutal murder of her close friend.
Suddenly, Amelia’s life is transformed and she is thrust into a wondrous and frightening new world of myths and legends. As she explores this new world hidden within the layers of her own, secrets are revealed. When her body miraculously changes overnight, Amelia is forced to hide in her home for her own protection. But as danger circles closer, Amelia has to figure out who is committing the ruthless homicides.
Otherwise, she could be next.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it’s a story about a girl called Amelia and the strange things that she finds out about herself after her 15th birthday. I mean, why is she so attracted to her big brothers best friend? Why does she look so much younger than she really is? Why does her sister sleep with the entire population of her town? Who killed one of her friends? And Why?
All this and much much more is answered within the book! I’m not going to say too much as i don’t want to give away any surprises but this is definitely one you want to keep an eye out for! I liked Amelia, she wasn’t a whiny teenage girl and actually did some things for herself and took charge. This is a definite plus in my book 🙂 I enjoyed getting to know Xander and Sariah as well (her siblings) and found them thoroughly interesting. The plot flows nicely and there are some ‘interesting’ plot twists. I was sad about one of the things that happened (if you’ve read it, you know!), however understood why it had to occur and it did help advance the plot later. All in all, very enjoyable book, finished it in one sitting and for the price it was when i picked it up (free, go check on amazon usa) it’d be silly for more people to not check out this wonderful series!
“Did you just seriously quote Grease? I think I’m gonna have to revoke your man card.”
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Thanks for reading,