My rating: 2 of 5 stars
ebook, 185 pages
Published January 30th 2013
(first published August 9th 2012)
'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.'
When I think about how I felt when reading Supernatural Freak, the first word that comes to mind is confused.
In my opinion there was just way too much going on at once in this book for it to be enjoyable. It's like the author tried to be impressive and fit in as many supernatural beings as possible in one story and because of this it just didn't seem to gel together and was just plain confusing to try and keep track of who was who and what was actually going on.
Unfortunately, I felt the writing was very disjointed and it also lacked some serious editing. I also didn't feel a connection with any of the characters due to none of them being fleshed out enough for me to really get to know them.
This story would have benefited a lot more by being made into a longer book or by having some of the characters left out and not introduced until future instalments. If this had been the case the world could have been embellished upon a lot more and the story most likely would have made a lot more sense and been more pleasurable to read.
I must admit I was very glad to finish this book and am definitely not planning to read the sequel.