Author: Natasha Larry
Publisher: Penumbra Publishing
Reviewed by: Sabrina
Life can get pretty complicated for any seventeen-year-old girl, but for a home-schooled telepathic black girl trying to survive in a prestigious private school in small-town Jonesborough, Tennessee, it can be maddening - especially when her telepathic father keeps eavesdropping on her thoughts!
Jaycie Lerner's family isn't the usual mom-dad-kid setup. Jaycie's mom's MIA, but Allison, her personal live-in 'trainer,' is more than a mom, with her own special abilities, like being able to lift cars and run incredibly fast. And Jaycie's godfather John is more than persuasive - he can literally convince anyone to do anything.
As far as the rest of the world's concerned, Jaycie's on the outside looking in. The townsfolk love Jaycie's pediatrician father, but she doesn't fit in with 'normal' kids, and she doesn't really want to. Most of her free time is spent training to keep her telekinetic and telepathic powers under control. But there's one thing she can't control - and that's her feelings, especially when her best friend Matt is nearby. If only he knew what she was truly capable of...
Everything seems to be status quo for Jaycie until she receives a cryptic message from a stranger and meets a very unusual girl new to Jonesborough. Then all hell breaks loose!
So this is the second superhero novel I've read. I took a while to get into Darwin's Children. It kept on pulling me in and pushing me out. It was slow at the beginning but eventually it gives away to an amazing story. Darwin's Children has a unique interesting plot that just can't compare to other novels similar to it's kind.
What I really liked about this book was the characters. The characters kept me hooked in. The characters seem so real and you can't help but like them. You can practically feel the love and bond between them fly off the page. By the end, you feel you know the characters personally.
After reading this, I felt satisfied and happy. I really liked Darwin's Children and hope to see the next one soon!