Freaks of Nature

Freaks of Nature

Wendy Brotherlin / Jan 17, 2020

Freaks of Nature The global Ebola X pandemic of lasted five months two weeks and six days before a cure could be found In its wake it left a generation of psionic freaks who can turn a single thought into a w

  • Title: Freaks of Nature
  • Author: Wendy Brotherlin
  • ISBN: 9781633920064
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • The global Ebola X pandemic of 2022 lasted five months, two weeks, and six days before a cure could be found In its wake, it left a generation of psionic freaks, who can turn a single thought into a weaponor worse Fifteen year old Devon McWilliams is one of those freaks, but Devon rates a big fat zero on the scale of cool psychic abilities Days after escaping from hiThe global Ebola X pandemic of 2022 lasted five months, two weeks, and six days before a cure could be found In its wake, it left a generation of psionic freaks, who can turn a single thought into a weaponor worse Fifteen year old Devon McWilliams is one of those freaks, but Devon rates a big fat zero on the scale of cool psychic abilities Days after escaping from his psionic detainment facility, the military intercepts him Regaining consciousness, Devon finds himself restrained aboard a military airship headed toward certain death Aboard this one way flight to doom are six other psions One of them, a telepath named Bai Lee Chen, claims to have the means to escape All the others have to do is convince her that they re worthy of freedom by allowing her to telepathically replay their memories The last thing Devon wants to do is reveal his useless plant talking prowess to this destroy you with a thought crew To complicate matters further, he s crushing hard on Alya, the group s lovely healer Devon knows he must keep his wits about him if he s going to survive this wild ride And that s going to be a tricky thing to do around a telepath who seems to have a diabolical agenda all her own.

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      • Wendy Brotherlin

        Wendy Brotherlin is a screenwriter, music enthusiast and all around geek goddess She earned a Masters in Screenwriting at the University of Southern California and went on to write for children s television including Nickelodeon s ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK Today, she lives in Manchester, Maine with her husband and two little super heroes in training FREAKS OF NATURE is her first novel.


    1. I’ve been on a super powers kick lately, so when I read the unique premise of Freaks of Nature I couldn’t resist. And I wasn’t disappointed!The good:The main story is told by Devon in third person, but the flashbacks are told in first, which easily could’ve been confusing but actually worked well. The voices of the five points of view were unique enough that I didn’t confuse them. (Though it probably helped that I didn’t put the book down much)The world felt very dystopian. (Maybe no [...]

    2. Just read the ARC for Freaks of Nature written by my friend, Wendy Brotherlin. It's a very exciting read and beginning to a new series. Wendy has created a whole new class of superhero in the Psions. Her action scenes are written with incredible attention to detail and the results aren't always what you expect, which is great. This first book gives us multiple stories that introduce us to most of the main characters, all of whom have their own distinct back stories and settings. It's a very uniq [...]

    3. This is a fast-moving, action-filled piece of futuristic sci-fi in which a group of teenage psions must learn to trust each other if they have any hope of escaping a terrible fate. The psions themselves appeared as a result of some strange chemistry following a vaccine to protect against Ebola X. No one knows how it happened or why, all that anyone knows is that each psion has strange starburst eyes – and even stranger powers.I really enjoyed this book. It’s a fast read that kept me guessing [...]

    4. I was privileged to read an advanced copy of this book and all I can say is WOW!!!When the rest of the world gets the chance to check out Brotherlin's world, they will be hooked.I can't wait to share my enthusiasm with everyone else and I'm glad to say I am ahead of the curve on this one!!!

    5. Thanks to NetGalley and the Spencer Hill Press for letting me read FREAKS OF NATURE by Wendy Brotherlin! I have to say, I was simply amazed when I got to the end of the book and read that it was Ms. Brotherlin's FIRST novel. I am so impressed with her writing ability and maturity, I truly thought she had been publishing for some time and I just hadn't heard of her yet!I think the world that Ms. Brotherlin created is fascinating, though I definitely want to know more (and I can only assume there [...]

    6. What a disappointment.If I am going to read a book about a character called Devon, I expect the majority of the story to be about said character, or told through his eyes. I did not get that here. What I got was fifty pages of Devon to start off with, along with an introduction to the merry bad of misfits, and then I got slammed with fifty pages of Vahn's story. Vahn, who had said maybe 2 sentences in the book, now gets fifty whole pages to himself, when he is meant to be a secondary character. [...]

    7. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/reviews/A great YA superhero / scifi novel. Devon was my favorite of all the characters, and I loved his quirky sense of humor. The plot was unique and entertaining, and not predictable at all. I’d like to read another psion adventure soon, so I’m looking forward to the next book.

    8. This book felt a little on the younger end of YA then I usually read. That said, it was very entertaining. I'm still undecided about the format, (multiple perspectives). There were some characters I loved enough to wish the book had been told from their POV rather than Devon's. I'll definitely check out the next one, especially if it ends up being told from one of the best characters.

    9. Freaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin takes place in a world were an Ebola epidemic ran rampant through the population. A cure was found and society was saved. However, a strange side effect began showing up in some of the children of the survivors. These children were normal in most ways, except that they had brigh, unnaturally blue eyes. As the kid's aged, they began to develop psionic powers, from reading minds to making weapons with a thought. The story follows Devon McWilliams, a psionic kid [...]

    10. This review was originally posted on Books and LaddersDisclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Okay I am going to be honest, until I hit 90% of the story, I wasn't sure what the plot was. Yeah, okay they were "captured by the feds" and to get their freedom, they had to tell their stories. But I thought that wouldn't be enough to carry an entire story. And I was right, even though that was the entire story.We start off with Devon getting capt [...]

    11. 3.5 starsFreaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin(I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review will also be posted in bookaholicfairies)Synopsis:Devon McWilliams is a psion - a person born with starburst eyes - which is a side-effect of the cure for the Ebola-X virus that wiped out millions of people during its outbreak.These psions have amazing abilities (think X-Men) which they can use as a weapon. Unfortunately for Devon, he has been gifted with a lame power - [...]

    12. ORIGINAL POST: nerdprobs/books/book-r**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review."Picking up this book was a bit of a surprise for me. This is not a typical book I would choose to read over other options I seem to be drawn towards. However, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and the synopsis drew me in. This sounded like a post-apocalyptic type story without the zombies. I was all for it.Wendy Brotherlin writes a story about learning to [...]

    13. I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest rview.This book sounded so promising. It had such an interesting premise. And it disappointed me so bitterly. It's set in the future. The Ebola-X epidemic has killed many, many people until a cure could be found - and in consequence of said cure, some children with extraordinary abilities have been born. Children with psychic abilities. Children that can be turned into a weapon. And the main character Devon has [...]

    14. The 411 by Maria This was a really fast moving book. The action and detail was really fun to read. It reads like you are watching a movie. I loved the characters in this science fiction book by Are You Afraid of the Dark writer Wendy Brotherlin. We are huge fans of the Nick show and I knew I would love this book going in.Devon is our main character. He is just one of the psionic freaks who must fight to stay alive after being captured by the military.Each of the psionic's have various supernatur [...]

    15. We get introduced to a somewhat dark world in the near future which involves a generation of teenage kids having been inadvertently genetically altered due to an unforeseen mutation that takes effect after a global virus occurs. We're thrown into this world of freaks as you're taken along for a ride in the mind of each character and the history of their secrets through a series of short stories. I enjoyed the vivid detail and rich character building as you get to experience what each of these ki [...]

    16. Freaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin is not what I expected. Going by the blurb, it's a story about fifteen-year-old Devon McWilliams. He doesn't have the best psychic abilities, in his opinion, so he escapes from the psionic detainment facility. This book starts out strong for the first eleven pages. We meet Devon, we watch him escape, then he's caught. That is where the story stops being about Devon, for the most part. We're introduced to several characters, but Devon is no longer the main cha [...]

    17. The author has given her characters all a voice, pushing forward in the time of ultimate survival. If sci-fi, dipped with a little bit of coming of age is your interest, then this is one to check out.For the rest of the review, simply follow the link: aleisuremoment/2015/05

    18. DNF at page 27.Gorgeous cover and an intriguing premise, but this book didn't work for me. It started off strong with an action sequence, but when Devon got thrown together with other people, I found the dialogue painfully cheesy. I think this book might appeal to young teens, although there is a significant amount of profanity.

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