I am really excited to be a part of the Natural Selection Book Tour. I really enjoy YA books especially paranormal ones. With that said, I was expecting to be bored with this one but I was wrong. It was certainly refreshing that the main character is something you don’t encounter often in YA paranormal books. She is a gaia, an earth spirit, and that is pretty cool to me. Amelia is a great, well-developed character. I love how the author, Elizabeth Sharp, intertwines the pains and awkwardness of growing up with the ‘development’ of Amelia’s powers.
I love the fact that her sister is a succubus and her brother a djinn. They are funny. They are also really wise above their years and I know it sounds awful but I just can’t stand YA books about teenagers 15 -18 who act like sex is a no-no word. I think everyone over the age of 12 knows what it is and while I hope they dont practice it that young, its ridiculous to pretend like it doesnt exist. The only thing I didnt like was how matter of fact death was in this book. I would mourn a stranger or even an enemy passing so I guess I assume everyone else would do the same. I like the displays of powers in this book. I also appreciated the fact that all of the characters are well described.
I do not want to give anything else away so I will just say that this is a great book. It was enjoyable and it kept my attention which is pretty hard considering all the distractions in my house. I cannot wait for the next installment, Second Nature. I was ready for it as soon as I read the preview in the back of Natural Selection!
You can follow Elizabeth Sharp on her Facebook or on her blog, Sharp Words. You can also enter to win a huge prize package from Elizabeth Sharp which includes a signed paperback copy of Natural Selection, a signed paperback copy of Second Nature, a promotional postcard, a promotional bookmark, and a promotional seed pack. You can also see all the stops on the book tour which you can enter to win a copy of Natural Selection.
I was provided a copy of Natural Selection to facilitate my review. As always, I provided my honest opinion.