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Natural Selection
     

Natural Selection

4.5 8
by Elizabeth Sharp
 

Average, plain-bodied Amelia Hoffman has resigned herself to a life of mediocrity, unable to escape the shadows cast by her all-too-perfect siblings. Worse, her feelings for her brother’s best friend are getting stronger.

Everything changes after the brutal murder of her close friend.

Suddenly, Amelia’s life is transformed and she is thrust

Overview

Average, plain-bodied Amelia Hoffman has resigned herself to a life of mediocrity, unable to escape the shadows cast by her all-too-perfect siblings. Worse, her feelings for her brother’s best friend are getting stronger.

Everything changes after the brutal murder of her close friend.

Suddenly, Amelia’s life is transformed and she is thrust into a wondrous and frightening new world of myths and legends. As she explores this new world hidden within the layers of her own, secrets are revealed. When her body miraculously changes overnight, Amelia is forced to hide in her home for her own protection. But as danger circles closer, Amelia has to figure out who is committing the ruthless homicides.

Otherwise, she could be next.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Phaedra C Seabolt
I received this book as an ARC.

I don't read a lot about supernaturals that aren't vampires, werewolves, and witches these days. This story is about many other kinds of people. Nature spirits in particular are the focus of this story with the bad guys being witches. This is a wonderful story about what the author calls Otherwordly creatures. Amelia, the main character, is a Gaia (or nature spirit). She is completely unaware of what she is until it is nearly too late for her parents to t

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044835559
Publisher:
Elizabeth Sharp
Publication date:
07/23/2012
Series:
Forces of Nature , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
75,708
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Sharp learned to read at a very early age. She was always telling stories, so it came as no surprise to my family that as soon as she learned how to form letters, she started writing stories. Her first attempt was very predictable, but it also showed a gift for description and character development. From that point on there was no stopping her.Outside of writing, Elizabeth has a passion for art. After designing her own covers, she received such positive feedback it wasn’t long before she started creating covers for others. A self-proclaimed “techno geek”, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, three cats, and far too many electronics. She has a near crippling Facebook addiction, dwarfed only by her addiction to Dr. Pepper. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. She’s always loved Halloween because it's the one day of the year that you can be what ever you want.

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Natural Selection 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ILgirl82 More than 1 year ago
Natural Selection offers an array of everything i love in a book, humor, romance, mystery and paranormals. Ameila finds out that she's not exactly human, not to mention someone is going around killing nonhumans and it just so happens, Ameila knew all of the victims. Strange witchcraft paired with dead bodies left me guessing who was responsible. I'm very much looking forward to the next installment in the Forces of Nature series!
NCowart More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of YA books out there to choose from, but Natural Selection is a must read. I completely fell in love with the story and characters. Amelia was easy to relate to, her family felt real (despite the paranormal elements), and the love interest was more than swoon worthy. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning because I couldn't put this book down. Ms. Sharp is an excellent author. She has built a world that not only seems plausible, but exciting. I can NOT wait for the next installment. Sign me up to be a Gaia!
NyteMirage More than 1 year ago
Amelia (Lia) seems to think she's going to be stuck in a child's body forever. Everyone around her is blossoming into adulthood while she's stuck as if she'll be 12 forever, while her brother and sister seem to have been blessed with all of the good looks. Then strange things start happening as she starts high school. Her brothers best friend, Xander, who she's known for so long seems to have electrocuted her. On top of that he went away for the summer and came back looking even cuter! She can't deny she was attracted to him before, but now he is WOW! Amelia learns a lot about the secrets her family seem to be hiding from her. Secrets that seem to be putting her in danger now. These secrets are also the same ones they've been hiding that help her to transform into the beautiful women she is to become.  Amelia also learns why there is such a pull/connection between her and Xander and who her siblings really are. I was definitely pulled in by this book and Lia finding out she is a "natural spirit". I love YA books like this! If you are into magical YA books you definitely want to pick this book up and read it! Elizabeth Sharp writes this story very well and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i read this? I am ten so i dont know of i will like it ad if it will be ok
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! I had a hard time putting it down to get anything else done---cludes witches -warlocks--demons--earth spirits & a great story to bring it all together!!
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LisaRayns More than 1 year ago
This book disguises itself as an innocent YA novel but once I got into it, I realized it was no ordinary YA. Adults will love it too and I found myself totally crushing on Lia's brother. Oops! Elizabeth crafted a surprising gem with this book and left me anxious for the next installment which is supposed to be out in November.