Natural Selection: Forces of Nature Book 1

Title: Natural Selection

Author: Elizabeth Sharp

Published: August 8, 2011 by 4Corners Press

Purchased: April 10, 2016, free on Amazon.


Blurb: 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

Review: I just couldn’t anymore. Honestly, it just seemed like she was more interest in talking about her sister than her own stuff. There was a scene where she went into uncomfortable…very uncomfortable detail about her sister. There was hardly any detail about herself or anyone else, but I sure had an idea about what her sister looked like.

The blurb just screams ‘special snowflake’ and yet, this is pretty much a story about her sister and not her. Now, there were little tidbits about the plot, in through all the sister talk…but even that couldn’t convince me to go on with the story enough to get through the book.

In fact, it was the uncomfortable bit about her sister that really just threw me for a loop and made me lose my interest in going further. She was jealous…of her sister losing her virginity at thirteen.

This was a DNF for me, I just couldn’t get through the story here when it was all about the sister and not about the main character.

Thank you for reading my review.


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