Under My Skin by Zoe Markham
Under My Skin by Zoe Markham
Published by: Carina Press (HQN)
Publication date: March 31st 2015
Genres: Gothic, Horror,
Inside we are all monsters…
Chloe was once a normal girl. Until the night of the car crash that nearly claimed her life. Now Chloe’s mother is dead, her father is a shell of the man he used to be and the secrets that had so carefully kept their family together are falling apart.
A new start is all Chloe and her father can hope for, but when you think you’re no longer human how can you ever start pretending?
A contemporary reworking of a British horror classic, Under My Skin follows seventeen-year-old Chloe into an isolated world of darkness and pain, as she struggles to understand what it really means to be alive.
Set against the familiar backdrop of everyday, normal teenage worries, Chloe’s world has become anything but…
I loved this book! It was unlike anything I have ever read. It was creative, fascinating, enticingly strange and weird and quite interesting. It held my attention, kept me reading and I couldn’t put it down. One of the best things about this book? Chloe is a book lover! Yes! There is nothing better than reading about a character who loves books as much as I do. This instantly makes me connect with the character. Smart writing!
The writing flows effortlessly. Crafty and clever writing that keeps you hooked. The story was easy to follow and always left things a bit mysterious. This story didn’t give everything away right in the beginning. It left you guessing and made you want to keep reading. It would reveal things slowly instead of all at once. The descriptive writing was wonderful. Very vivid detail that painted a clear picture. It was easy to picture everything in the book. Most of the story focuses on Chloe and is told from her perspective. Chloe is a very easy character to like. She knows what she wants and she goes for it. She doesn’t let anything stop her. She is trying to fit in and lead a normal life while dealing with being different than everyone else. She does a good job of hiding her secret. This story just got better and bettter with each and every page. It was never dull of boring. Full of creepiness, a little romance and some humor.
If you are looking for something unique and quite differen’t than most YA novels out there I would recommend this book. It will not disappoint.
About the Author:
A full-time editor by day, Zoë writes furiously at night when her son’s safely in bed and the coffee’s on. She currently has two Young Adult novels published with Carina UK (Hapercollins) and two more due out late 2016 with Grimbold Books.
She likes her fiction dark and disturbing, and some of her favourite authors include Darren Shan, Stephen King, Derek Landy, Patrick Ness and Alexander Gordon Smith.
Zoë has a completely unfounded fear of mushrooms, and doesn’t feel at all comfortable writing about herself in the third person. She also worries about boring you here before you’ve had a chance to check out her Books page, but if you’d like to know more, pop over and say hello on Twitter and she’ll more than likely talk your ear off.
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