Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Review:Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Publisher's Summary:

Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular -- until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.

Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price.

For those of you who are aware of this already, sorry but I'd thought I'd explain. Simon Pulse has a club, called Pulse It, where they send you a book once a month and you get to fill out a questionnaire about it. It used to be great cause I could review the book I got from them here and my readers could also read it to. But now, Pulse It is filled, so I'm not going to go on about a whole thing about why you should join and how much fun it is, but if you are already a member, send me an email and if you want we can talk about it.

Anyway, Skinned is the best book I have ever gotten from them. It's a sci-fi thriller, so it's right up my ally. It's kind of dark and, I don't want to say disturbing, but it is. Don't read this if you are looking for a happy tale. It's about a girl who gets in a car crash in this futuristic world. They download her into a robot like body. You get to see the repercussions of this and they are quite painful. The book itself is wonderful and has many twists and turns. The first half moves semi-slow because everything has to be explained but the rest is wonderful. You also get to see Lia, a rich spoiled *insert own word here*, evolve into quite the dynamic character. Another reason the beginning is semi slow is because you don't like the main character at this point, she's obnoxious and self centered. That all changes for Lia.

I highly recommend this book for my sci-fi readers and anyone looking for a futuristic romance. It's very good and will have you to the very last page.

1 comment:

Amy said...

if you liked skinned, you'll love the uglies trilogy by scott westerfield...
-amy