Saturday, March 9, 2013

Supernatural Freak by Louisa Klein

Supernatural Freak by Louisa Klein

Book Name: Supernatural Freak

Author Name: Louisa Klein

Genre/Tags:   Paranormal, Fantasy, Ghosts, Faeries

Publisher: Self-Published

My Rating: 4.5 stars

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.

                                                          My Review                      

I received a free copy of the book as part of the All Review event in March organized by Lost in Fiction group.

Supernatural Freak is paranormal fantasy revolving around a 25 year old Robyn Wise. She is a paranormal consultant and has powers that she wasn’t supposed to have. As she best describes herself

“I was born a supernatural freak. My whole life I've been running away from and fighting against paranormal creatures and monsters. For me there were no sleepovers, no parties, I was always the weird kid, the one who actually knew for sure that there were monsters in her wardrobe.”

The story starts with Robyn helping a certain Mr Wilson, to cure him of his condition (read being a werewolf!) which goes horribly wrong and she soon finds herself running for her life and toppling over a certain Chinese man with his heart ripped from his chest.    
That’s right! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a book that starts with a bang!                              Well, that’s just the beginning. Robyn soon finds herself in all kinds of mess what with dark genies trying to end her life and being in the centre of a battle to stop dark creatures from freeing the evil incarnate through a human portal. What I really loved about her was her crackling humour. She could joke in the direst of situations.

This book also has tons of other characters too. We have a whole team of unique personalities aiding Robyn in her save-the-world-and-definitely-save-yourself journey. A prim-and-proper ghost of British Duke, Sir William who lends a lot of magical support; a former stage actor who now treads only the boards of pubs and homes of easy women, Robyn’s Uncle Terry who lends a hand when the time comes. A couple of geeks, a sly and comical wizard friend James and his adorable witch sister, Susan; one of James's best friends, Gock, who comes from another dimension and even a dream guide wearing a bowler hat and carrying an umbrella were all awesome characters full of so much personality.

We also have a subtle and very chaste romance budding between James and Robyn but it doesn’t really take away the thunder from the entire paranormal goings happening in the city of London. It’s a book that can be read by both girls and boys alike. It’s not a paranormal romance, not even by a long shot. It’s a through and through paranormal action thriller laced with lots of wit and humour.

Supernatural Freak is a real page turner, extremely well written. I completely delved in the story-line from the very beginning! The fact that the action is so fast paced really kept the interest intact. All in all it’s an interesting story. A definitely recommend it for everyone.

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