Title: Under My Skin
Author: Shawntelle Madison
Series: Immortality Strain #1
Genre: Dystopia & Science Fiction
Publication Date: December 9th 2014
Source: Publisher from NetGalley
Rating: 4 Stars
Everyone wants to either be a member of the Guild or work for them. Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secrets…
For Tate Sullivan, life in her small, coastal town is far from glamorous. The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn’t something she has ever wanted. But all sixteen year-olds must take a simple test, and Tate’s result thrusts her into the Guild’s world, one where they hide horrible plans for those they select. Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind, body, and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted: herself.
Her only ally is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game. Quinn desires nothing more than to end the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate’s mind. While romance blooms between Tate and Quinn, General Dagon plots to eventually take over Tate’s body, and love might end before it even begins.
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Under my skin blew me off my feet. Shawntelle is an amazing writer and must have a creative mind to come up a book like this. I don’t know how I would feel to be Tate. To have someone else living in my body with me, trying to kill me from the inside out. That’s creepy and probably the worst way to die.
Under my Skin is very realistic. Tate is a strong character and she’s smart. Right off the back she realised something is wrong. She’s also protective and a book nerd. Quinn is also a hottie who has the hots for Tate. Tate meets amazing people on her journey to freedom of a psychopath. I think that Tate inspires people to fight and not give up, because when push comes to shove, only you can fight for you. Tate tells us that when everyone says give-up that you have to keep going even if it kills you.
I recommend Under my Skin to anyone who liked The Hybrid Chronicles then this book is for you. It’s filled with the daily dose of feels that every book nerd needs.
Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detassling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs—from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.