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Supernatural Freak

(Supernatural Freak #1)

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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
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ebook, 185 pages
Published January 30th 2013 (first published August 9th 2012)
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Susana
Copy provided by the author in exchange of a honest review

This is a DNF.
I admit that i only read about 40% of the story...

I applaud the author's enthusiasm and imagination, but i can't help feeling that this book would be better placed in the hands of someone quite younger...you see, i was expecting some dark urban/paranormal fantasy book.

I can't help feeling that this story would be better described as a parody on the supernatural genre, than a urban fantasy or a paranormal romance.
A parody th
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Mike
I read this book after the author requested an honest review of me. This did not change my opinion of the book or the contents of this review.

Supernatural Freak is the debut of indie author Louisa Klein, about a girl who solves magical crimes. There's a lot more than that - and I mean, a lot more - but there's not enough time to really get into it. I wanted to like it, but it fell unfortunately flat for me, for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, the writing. There's no nice way to say this:
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Sarah
The author gave me a free kindle copy of this book. This has not impacted on my ability to review it critically and honestly.

20/07 - I'm 3.5 pages into the first chapter, so all I know so far is that there are werewolves, there is a woman who is a self-proclaimed paranormal expert and the narrator of the story and it's set in London. Within the first couple of paragraphs I notice some clumsy phrasing and figures of speech written the wrong way around. A few examples: "...is for sure a scary situ
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Tom
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
(note: I received an advance review copy from the publisher)

As Gock would say, "Please Gods," let "Supernatural Freak" be the start of a paranormal series. (Don't worry--you'll meet the kind, friendly, powerful, and vulture-looking Gock along the way)

At the novel's center is the "supernatural freak" herself, Robyn Wise. Robyn is a self-employed paranormal consultant, working odd jobs, using her pluck and various supernatural skills--including being one of only six people who can read Fairish--to
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Literary Demon
Bear with me as this is my first honest to goodness review of a book besides "it was good", or "didn't like it".

Supernatural Freak is a story unlike any I had ever read before. With action that never stops I found it very hard to find a stopping point to put the book down!
Klein creates a mystical lore that incorporates our own beliefs and intertwines them with magic and wonder. Her Characters are instantly likable and she does a superb job of investing you into their well being.
When Robyn (t
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Katie
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Supernatural Freak is a fast paced, action adventure novel that all has it all. This is a unique story involving a lot of different kinds of paranormal creatures and the imagination of Louisa Klein is just awesome. The creatures are so strange, but their descriptions so vivid that you can picture them so clearly in your mind.

Robyn (Rob) Wise is a “Supernatural Freak”. She has the ability to see ghosts, werewolves, faeries and witches and she can secretly speak the Faerie’s language (but don’t te
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Meganm922
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Supernatural Freak. The plot was full of action and magic, but Robyn’s character made the book absolutely spectacular. I loved her immediately for her sense of humor and quirkiness and courage. While Robyn herself is only 1/4 British, she resides in London and the story has a British style to it and I found it absolutely delightful to read. Robyn reminded me of a British Sookie Stackhouse (from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris) without the vampires. She was set i ...more
Michelle
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Whew! There is a lot going on in Supernatural Freak. If you like paranormal adventure mysteries, you are in the right place. Supernatural Freak drops you right in the middle of action and the main character has to fend off a werewolf attack within the first 5% of the book, and it doesn't stop afterwards. That is action packed!

Robyn seemed like she was getting attacked left and right throughout the story. She is a tough cookie though, that's for sure. She would not give up. I admired that about h
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innae
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: demons, witch, kindle
I forced myself to read this book, and really have no desire to read the sequel. This book was full of grammar, continuity and spelling errors. And I was disappointed in the "Supernatural Freak" herself, she just seemed to have really powerful friends -- she didn't really do anything for herself other than run and hide until the end, and then it was a lot of luck and a magic sword. Magic seems to solve any and all problems in this world - whenever they need to be solved. And there are SO MANY ch ...more
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
Non-stop action with a variety of supernatural creatures with a strong lead character.
{I received an eARC when I signed up to host the tour}.
Jolie Pre
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
They say never judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. Having said that, the cover of Supernatural Freak, depicting a beautiful blue tinted face set off by black birds and a black background, is well done and, consequently, matches the quality of the content.

I received the book on my Kindle. I don't know who the cover artist is, but kudos to him or her.

Robyn Wise, our young British protagonist, is an exciting paranormal expert. She's funny and energetic, and she's someone I'd love to meet.

T
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Kate Sloan (TheYABookFanatic)
Robyn Wise, a paranormal expert, finds herself in danger various times. Being left alone with a werewolf on a full moon? Pshh not a big deal as far as she's concerned. But even Robyn begins to feel worried when dark genies appear in her home and try to kill her. Robyn soon learns that these events are no accident. Someone wants her dead, or worse. With the help of her friends and family, can Robyn figure out who wants to kill her and why before it's too late?

Supernatural Freak is a book that's
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Jenn
Mar 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, arc, 2013
really it's a 3.5 star review, but as you all know, we can't do half stars on here (for shame!). Robyn, the protagonist, interacts regularly with the paranormal world - it's her job. We meet her outrunning a werewolf client after her invited shaman doesn't show up. But the paranormal isn't just Rob's job, she also lives with a ghost whom she's known since she was five. For some reason we're told and often reminded of Robyn's ancestry, though it doesn't ever much come into play.

The beginning has
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Tammy
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! This story grabbed me from page one and didn’t let me go. The main character Robyn was a perfect combination of strength , wit and intelligence. It was refreshing to have a female heroine who didn’t go around making the same stupid mistakes over and over. The secondary characters were brilliantly fleshed out. I felt like they were old friends by the end of the book. This is very important and something that’s been missing in some books I have read lately. If we are to care About the fa ...more
Courtney
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The title of this book is very fitting. That is exactly what it is about, a supernatural freak. The main character is Robyn. She has abilities that no human has, and abilities that many people that do have supernatural abilities don’t have, and that makes her a target.
Many strange things happen around her that she has no explanation for, so she enlists the help of her wizard and witch friends, and also the ghost that conveniently lives in her attic.
This book is packed with action, but is also
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Roger Royer
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book had me guessing from the title that it would be something that I would not be altogether happy to read as I do not like the term "freak" as it is usually used regarding people but here it is not at all what I expected. The book and it's well developed characters as well as the very well developed plot made my day. I was so happy to have discovered this book that I am looking forward to the rest f the series.
blue
Aug 24, 2013 marked it as on-hold
Recommended to blue by: The author!
OKAY, WHOA, THAT SUMMARY. THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING.
Donna
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've read several reviews which explain the unfortunate mistakes in this book in great detail. I won't add to their litany as it seems that most everything that bothered me has already been addressed.

The story was told in a so-so manner and the editing was awful. I believe the author will profit from taking to heart the criticism in these very explicit reviews. I applaud the fact that she is putting her work out there and feel that she can/will improve as her writing matures.
Victoria Hooper

I’m not quite sure where to begin with this review; I had such mixed reactions to the book. So, I’m going to begin by saying that, despite the issues I had with it, I really enjoyed reading it and laughed out loud at several points. The story was packed full of supernatural stuff, a little crazy, and a lot of fun.

The book is written in the voice of the main character, Robyn, who has a sarcastic and wry sense of humour, and who never seems to view the world or the dangerous situations she is in e
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Toni
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it
I’m really grateful to the author for providing me a copy of her book to read.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect anything when I started it and this was a good strategy. When it comes to paranormal or dystopia I really seem to enjoy the action packed books, with less romance, more than the others. This book was exactly what I like.

I loved the setting – London! I’ve said before that I’m tired of US settings in this genre. How come all the paranormal activity is always there, eh? I’m really happy w
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Sarika Patkotwar
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of Supernatural Freak from author Louisa Klein in exchange for an honest review. We thank Louisa for the book!

As a child, Robyn Wise has been called weird by her peers and wherever she goes, she stumbles upon some paranormal activity or the other. She calls herself a Supernatural Freak. Robyn can see ghosts, goblins, elves, werewolves, vampires and all kinds of paranormal creatures. She uses this ability for the better. When she gets a call to help figu
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Sonali
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally Written for Review Buzzz

I received a free copy of the book as part of the All Review event in March organized by Lost in Fiction group.

Supernatural Freak is paranormal fantasy revolving around a 25 year old Robyn Wise. She is a paranormal consultant and has powers that she wasn’t supposed to have. As she best describes herself

“I was born a supernatural freak. My whole life I've been running away from and fighting against paranormal creatures and monsters. For me there were no sleepove
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Sadie Forsythe
3.5
I'm fairly torn about my feelings on Supernatural Freak. On one hand it was really funny and I honestly enjoyed the read. On the other I found some aspects of it mind numbingly annoying.

To start off, I do love that cover. It's the reason I read the book in the first place. Second, Robyn is extremely sarcastic and often witty. It would be hard not to enjoy her or her friends, who she bounces insults off fairly regularly throughout the book. Said friends are also wonderful. I especially liked
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Hinatafan
Mar 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Title: Supernatural Freak
Author: Louisa Klein

I received this novel as a free e-book in exchange for an honest review from Ebooks for Review.

Summary
Robyn Wise, a paranormal expert who solves crimes and lives with her uncle and two friends who she calls "the geeks". She also has friend that is a ghost who helps her clean up her messes. A politician sends a person to find Robyn to ask her to do a job for him. The job was to help cure his son from turning into a tree.

My thoughts:
I only read 20 pe
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Anne
Mar 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Too many questions, not enough answers.

This is one of those rare instances where I bought the book, forgot about it, then saw an offer for a free review copy (in exchange for my honest review) 3 years later which I requested. So, obviously the blurb really sounded good to me. I believe I reviewed the latest version of Supernatural Freak.

I felt the story had potential, it certainly started off with a bang. We were right in the action as Rob's (aka Robyn) client turns into a werewolf, no fault of
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Ruckasaurus Rex
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a review for Louisa Klein’s debut novel in a four book series based on the supernaturally talented Robyn Wise, a young Londoner in her early twenties. Supernatural Freak seems to straddle the paranormal and urban fantasy genres, with a hint of romantic interest. I read an advance reader copy (ARC), but it is my understanding that due to the indie-published nature of Supernatural Freak, some changes had been made by the author based on reader/reviewer feedback. There were a few grammar an ...more
K.M. Galvin
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Man, talk about starting a book off with a BANG! Literally we hit the ground running, right along with Robyn. I loved it. There was really not a good stopping point in this book so I found myself reading the whole thing in one sitting because I had to know what happened next. I loved the consistent action. One of the more surprising aspects was the humor which is much appreciated. It underlines the entire story and it is awesome, dry, sometimes outlandish, I just loved it. Her Uncle, holy hell w ...more
Margo - my business is in ashes but now I have time to read
Summary
Supernatural Freak by Louisa Klein starts a little slow but then rapidly makes up for it with a whirlwind of magic, creatures, and battles. There is occasionally some awkward grammar or formatting, but the richness of the story is worth working through them. The story centers around said freak, Robyn, and her adventures when she is drawn into investigating the mysterious illness of an autistic boy. A series of other odd events unfold threatening Robyn's friends and family as well as Robyn
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Suzanne Rooyen
Firstly, I am not a patient reader. A book has to grab me from the very first sentence and keep going, without dawdling or deviating.

First Sentence: "Being alone, in the middle of nowhere, at night, is for sure a scary situation" - great opening line. It provided just enough intrigue with a liberal dollop of foreboding to get me reading. It's also indicative of the author's rather wordy style. While quaint at first, this style started to wear me down a little.

What I Liked: I liked the density of
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Elisa
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story starts with a bang and keeps going! It is crazy good fun, especially if you like lots of action and have a love of paranormal fitting into our mundane world.

Robyn is a paranormal freak, meaning she has powers that don't fit with any particular sub-group. She is running a business for other paranormals and is requested to help a politician's son who is turning into a tree. Unfortunately she barely starts thinking about the case when problem after problem occurs. She is lucky she has so
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