Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Review: Skinned by Robin Wasserman

by Robin Wasserman

ISBN: 9781416936343

Simon Pulse

Release date: Hardcover - September 9, 2008

Paperback - August 3, 2009

from the publisher's site:

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.

my thoughts:

This book was amazing! When I first started reading Skinned I flew through nearly half of the book before I put it down once. After just a few chapters I purchased book 2, Crashed because I knew I'd have to read that one too. The only reason you're just hearing about this book now is because my reading took a break for NaNoWriMo, but last night I was just in the mood for a good read. I finished Skinned in one sitting before falling asleep.

Aside from the fact that I find Skinned to be very original, I love the way it actually made me think. It makes you wonder about what truly makes someone human. I also found the society that Lia inhabits to be fascinating. Technology has taken over so much it makes you wonder if everyone is really better off or if they should be longing for the good old days.

I highly recommend Skinned; I absolutely loved it and I'm sure you will too. I can't wait to read Crashed (though I think I'll need to get a little further through the review pile first). Robin Wasserman has definitely made my author list and I'll be looking for more books from her.

ps: Don't forget to vote in my polls! You can have a say in what gets reviewed at the blog. Skinned is a readers' choice review. :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm Gonna be MIA

Hey all!

During the month of November you may not see much of me. I've decided to join the rest of the crazy nuts for Nanowrimo. All of my free time will be spent trying to catch up on my word count. If you send me an email and don't hear back from me for a bit that's why.

If you've already been waiting for a reply, sorry, aside from Nano I've had a lot going on in real life which is making it difficult to keep up with online stuff.

Don't worry, the blog's not going anywhere. I'll be up and running again, if not in December ( I work retail, it tends to get crazy) than definitely after the 1st of the year. :)

In the meantime, keep on reading and be sure to tell me all about the awesome YA books you find.