Saturday, 17 January 2015

Unnatural Selection by Victoria Escobar

Unnatural SelectionUnnatural Selection by Victoria Escobar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around M001/A5, or Charlie, as we later come to know her as, a rebellious teenager brought up in a genetic engineering lab. Craving for a life away from the clutches of her controllers, she is determined to seek her freedom, whatever it takes. Facing dire consequences for her bold pursuits, she needs to gather her wits to keep herself alive in the first case, before she can think about how to live a free life. Does Charlie manage to do that, is what the book takes us through.

I loved the premise of the story. The author's words in the blurb about how something natural is made unnatural, thanks to pesky humans. Charlie's characterisation was adorable - shows how despite all the genetic engineering advancements, the human elements of flawed decisions, fears, insecurities and survival instincts are instilled into her, making her very endearing, and easy to empathise with. I would have loved the pace to have been a tad more brisk, but the narrative is engaging nevertheless.

I thoroughly enjoyed this read and would definitely recommend this to all sci-fi lovers.

My rating: 4 stars

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Book Info-
Title- Unnatural Selection
By- Victoria Escobar
Genre- YA Sci-Fi
Publication Date- November 4th

Blurb-
I had no name. My assignment was M001/A5. Marpesia Project Test One, Fifth Embryo. I wasn’t considered human. I was a thing to be owned.

I just wanted freedom. I wanted out of the lab and away from being the guinea pig for hundreds of scientists. I wanted to see the world with my eyes not through a computer monitor.

Instead I took two bullets, fell from twenty stories and ran to save my life. From who and what I had no idea and that wasn’t important at the time. Life was important.

I had my freedom but no idea what to do with it. There’s no way to out run the past, and I had to face it. There were too many strings loose and too many people that would be more than happy to lock me in a cage again.

Life was an evolution of natural selection but thanks to human intervention I was Unnatural. I would be deciding who to allow living, and who needed to die.

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Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in New York. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.

In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.

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