Monday, November 7, 2011

Unnatural Law (Darwins's Children #2) - Guest Post from Jaycie Lerner

Today I am super excited to be part of the blog tour for Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry.
Unnatural Law is the second book in the Darwin's Children series. I loved book one, you can read my review of it here.
I'm reading Unnatural Law at the moment, and so far I am loving it! Sadly I just don't seem to have a lot of time to read this week with work, so I'm getting a bit behind!

Here is the blurb for Unnatural Law:

Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psycho-kinetic 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.

As part of the blog tour today I also have a special guest post from Jaycie herself, talking about Edenvale.
This is actually Jaycie's second time on BelleBooks, if you want you can check out her first guest blog here.
Jaycie Lerner Talks about Edenvale

I know that I seem like I’m above everything other girls my age are into. I mean, yes, when I started at Edenvale Academy I wore my plaid skirt to my ankles. It was a rebellion against Ally and my dad. I mean, looking back, I understand why they did it. But, at the time all I knew was that my life was over.

I was an outcast as soon as I walked through the doors, which has to be a record. High school students are always vicious beasts, but even so, no one lives down having a psychotic break
about the voices in her head. Sure, no one knows I’m a telepath. I don’t think having that information would have changed my experience.

The fact that I threw up all over the Headmaster…and myself… kind of sealed my fate.

I hated my parents for making me go back and, of course, my dad wouldn’t use his telepathy to erase that horrifying moment. He was so happy that I finally had normal, teen problems. Raising super humans changes a lot of parenting rules. Especially when your telepathy manifests when you are six years old. I don’t like to talk about it. Just imagine thinking every nasty insult every girl around you is thinking and every equally disgusting thing the boys were trying to look like they weren’t having. Gross. And I’m not na├»ve, I just don’t have experience.

So, while the boys were bad. The girls were just plain mean. The thing teenage girls think about their “friends” are pretty bad, not to mention the ones directed at me. I mean, I never thought I was drop dead gorgeous, but I went home most days feeling like a troll. My lips were way too big, which was the only reason any guy would want me: to give them a… hehehe… nevermind. My boobs were too big- gross big, not perky enough. My hips were fat. Thankfully, I re-learned how to keep them out before I could kill myself.

I just got over it quickly. My family and the people I grew up with were enough for me. I’d rather hang out with my dad than trade dirty texts with some jerk. Until I met Haylee, I never had a girl my age to hang around. Not like, in any way that was significant. But, as much as Matt means to me, every girl needs a BFF. Haylee is my soul mate, and she will always come first.

Most of the girls in high school- the mean ones- none of them really cared about their girlfriends. Three girls at Eden vale really cared about their chosen best friend- and those were the same three that never thought nasty things about me. They just let me be. Sometimes, I regret not talking to them. Even the mean ones were just insecure. Funny, most of the guys were not. Even the less attractive ones.

I think that’s why my parents put me there, because in truth I don’t understand most people that aren’t super powered. How could I? It was what I equated with normal. But, people like us can’t afford to not understand that.

Awesome or what?

Massive thank yous have to go out to Jaycie for stopping by BelleBooks yet again with some another awesome guest post, Natasha Larry for writing such awesome books and letting me be a part of her blog tour!


  1. Thanks, I think I got this idea from Will or James? I don't remember which one.

  2. I'm following along on this tour =) I'm starting to know this author really Thanks for spreading all the good scoop on this book.


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