Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Title: Skinned
Author: Robin Wasserman
Pages: 361
Rating: 3/5

Summary (from Amazon): 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 from the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are look at as freaks. They are hated... and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, that is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price. 

Review: This book started off really dry and bland for me. Somehow, at the beginning, I didn't connect. For half of the story I was just sick of Lia. She CONSTANTLY complained about her new situation. It really got old after a while! Also, her boyfriend infuriated me. 

But don't get the wrong idea. Sure, half of the book was a little bit slow, but after the mid-way point, BAM! You learn a deeper side to Lia and I actually started to really like it! The ending sucked me in so much that I could not tear my eyes from the page! There is no doubt in the world that I will make sure that the sequel to this great read is at the top of my TBR list. 

And you wanna hear the best part? It's part of a trilogy (:

I would recommend this book to anyone who liked the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld or just wants an magnificent, slightly Sci-Fi read!

2 comments:

Lenore said...

Oh man, ANOTHER trilogy. I am going to be SO poor...

Hope. said...

I'm reading this right now. It seems okay right now - but it seems to have gotten me out of my reading lull, haha. 'Tis good. :)