Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Natural Selections- a book review

What do you do when you find out your family isn't your family, death is knocking at your door, and that guy you can't stop thinking about knows more about who you are than you do? Amelia Hoffman was just a normal 15 year old until she found out the truth. Now ancient myths, supernatural beings, and murder have changed everything. Tests and school dances are no longer the biggest worry in her life-- she has to figure out how to save everyone she loves and accept the future in front of her before its too late.

My Thoughts : 

I really enjoyed this YA book!  It's not just about your normal werewolf & vampires that seems to populate paranormal books right now, not that I don't love werewolves & vampires-- I do!  Still it's nice to have a story that takes you into other supernatural creatures to expand your imagination.  Amelia was a fun character to get to know and enjoyed how close her family is.  I especially loved the adoption theme thrown into the story and how the family is made up of Otherworld creatures that aren't always accepted by the parent's kind (Nature Spirits).  I guess it's transracial adopting at its highest. I let my almost16 yr old read it as well and she was couldn't put it down either! I felt the love interest while lovely, was slightly predictable but I think that's to be expected in any love story.. It's rare that I don't spot it ahead of time :-) The only problem I have is that my daughter and I will be fighting over who gets to read #2 (Second Nature- coming soon!) first!

In fact, go ahead and read Chapter One here, see if you don't get addicted! lol!

Giveaway :
Elizabeth was nice enough to allow me to give away a free copy on my blog!  You can pick your version (ebook or print) but you all know that I got the print.. lol :)   Just follow the steps at the Rafflecopter form at the bottom and keep your fingers crossed!

The next stop on the book tour (ie.  more chances to win a great book!) is at Adventures in All Things Food.. Also, Elizabeth is offering a bigger prize on her own blog ( signed copies of Natural Selection & Second Nature-book 2 ) so be sure to check her out on Nov. 12th !
Big Giveaway 11/12/2011 !

If you don't win or you just can't wait, you can always buy your own copy here :
Buy it:  Paperback   Kindle   Nook   Other formats



  1. I would prefer a print format.

  2. I prefer print.For a couple of reasons.1st its easier to read because when I am reading a book I carry it with me everywhere I go just in case I get a bit to read.2nd I just love the feel of having the pysical book in my hands just something about it makes me feel more connected.

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my book. While racial issues weren't my intention when creating this series, there is a definite message of tolerance to be taken from the entire series.

  4. THanks for the comment Elizabeth! I think perhaps having adopted transracially myself, it makes me look at things a tad bit differently than most people.. It just stuck out at me how the parents adopted other "otherworlders" that weren't normally acceptable in their society.. I loved how close the family seems to be showing once again that it's not always biology that makes up a family :)

  5. I really do hope I win this.It looks like such a great story.I also love that the characters name is Amelia,thats also my daughters name :o)

    P.S. noticed my typo from earlier *Physical* sorry me and the baby are sick right now and I have blah brain at the moment.

  6. print copy crystletellerday@yahoo.com

  7. I prefer print because nothing is better than being able to physically turn the pages to see what happens next. Screens hurt my eyes.


  8. I would like either format.

  9. I'd prefer print so my daughter can read it too.
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  10. I like the printed copy cause I don't have a ereader.

  11. ebook for my Nook

  12. I would choose print since I don't have an ereader.


  13. Hmmm...I just got a Kindle and am kind of loving it but I'm torn because there's just something about the actual print version in your hand that you just can't beat...so I'm going to say PRINT!

  14. I'd rather have the book in print because that is the only way to read a book.

  15. Print, I would like to lend this to my little sister after reading it!


  16. Hi! I prefer books in print so when I get done with it, I can pass it along to a friend or family member. :)


  17. I would love to read this on my Kindle!

  18. i would love this for my kindle



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