Saturday, July 21, 2012

Review: Unnatural Law (Darwin's Children #2) by Natasha Larry

Unnatural Law (Darwin's Children, #2)
Title: Unnatural Law

Series: Darwin's Children #2

Previous book in this series: Darwin's Children

Author: Natasha Larry

Publication date: October 2011

Published by: Penumbra Publishing

Source: e-book for review from author (Thanks!)

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Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psychokinetic power surge is over, and her astounding powers are under control for the time being – sort of. As she struggles to maintain her humanity in the face of the awesome terror and responsibility of her abilities, she also yearns for the chance at a normal life – and a relationship with Matt Carter, the best friend she had to leave behind. But Matt’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not about to give up on his feelings for Jaycie.

As Jaycie and her family grapple with the day-to-day routine of trying to keep their world together, Jaycie’s mother figure, Allison Young, endures a personal crisis of her own. The superhuman blonde possesses the physical equivalent of Jaycie’s awesome psychic power. So evolved, at ninety-two she still looks twenty. But what good is extended life when everyone else around her is so fragile? With no one to share her unusual life, she’s a uniquely lonely woman yearning for the romantic love she sees all around her. But in a dream she gets her wish – and it quickly turns to a nightmare for everyone else in her life. The memory of a rose is all she can hold onto in the storm of obsession that nearly sweeps her away.

Things quickly turn deadly for the vampires, but the Dey-Vah Guard fairies refuse to acknowledge there’s an imbalance in the nature they protect. As the danger gets ever closer to Jaycie and her family, the race is on to find answers before a secret plot can destroy them all.

My rating: ★★★★☆

In this second installment of Darwin's Children, Jaycie is still trying to get a hold of her powers. Yes, her power surge is over, but she is now more powerful than ever and it's too much for Jaycie to handle.

Allison is acting strange, and no one knows why. She seems very distracted...about something.

The Core's Guardian fairies are weakening, they don't know why, but it's very dangerous...having that they can't protect Jaycie and her family.

Also, vampires are being killed, again nobody has a single clue as to why. But let me tell you something: these last three things I just mentioned? Yeah, they're connected. Suspicious...

I really enjoyed this book! I love characters who have some super cool supernatural ability, and this series is filled with them! You know, it wasn't till they mentioned it in Unnatural Law, but these books do remind me of X-Men! :D I love X-Men!

I have to admit, I felt like there was a lot going on in this single book, but once I got to the end I was like, "Ohhhh! So that's how all this was related!"

I really liked all the diverse characters Ms. Larry presented us we got to meet some new people! And can I say that I was very happy to see more of Matt ;) What he can do really shocked me! It's really very cool, though :)

Oh, and I just HAVE to say this: when I first read book one and it mentioned that Allison had blond hair and big blue eyes, it immediately reminded me of Allison from America's next Top Model. Allison is my favoritest model EVER!! I love her and her weirdness. Anyway, when I saw the cover for Unnatural Law I was like, "Wow, they could be twins!" check out this side-by-side picture:

Allison and Allison :)

Freaky, right?? And their names are even spelled the same! So cool! So anyway, as I was reading these books I always imagined Allison to look like this other Allison :)

Overall, I thought this book was pretty darn awesome. And I just found out, like five minutes ago, that there will be another book in the series :D It's called Common Descent and it's expected to be published sometime this year.

Why yes, I am excited for it ;)

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Sounds like you like the book and would recommend it with a four star rating. :-)


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