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?The perfect book for fans of British horror and haunting gothic novels.
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Under My Skin based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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.
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Under My Skin by Zoe Markham is the story of Chloe, who once used to be a teenager just like all others. But then she died and her father, a scientist, turned her into some sort of zombie. Chloe is alive and dead at the same time. She and her father move to a different town, as nobody can find out that Chloe is still kind of alive. Chloe is only allowed to leave the house once she mastered the art of making herself look normal with plenty of make-up. But was it such a good idea to let her interact with other people when her father's secret is so dangerous to them? And what would happen if Chloe fell in love? How could she hide her dead-ness on closer inspection? Under My Skin by Zoe Markham is not a book for lovers of mindless zombies who only eat brains - this story could not be further from the usual zombie plot. I am always sceptical when I pick up a book that mentions the word 'zombie,' but the description of Zoe Markham's book sounded different. And it was pleasantly different. Chloe is a likeable character, and you feel for her, you cheer for her, you want her to find a solution to her problems. It is a well written story that makes the reader feel involved, but at the end the reader is left hanging, wondering what will happen to Chloe, and whether unanswered questions will at some stage be answered. Chloe's story is an unusual and pleasant change from the zombie stories readers usually get to read. While I wished for a different outcome, the ending gives the reader a hint that there will be more to this tale, and we could definitely use more of this kind of writing.