This was not one of the books I’d normally read. To be honest, I downloaded it when it was on a free promo, and the cover captured my attention, so I thought to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. SKIN is not your usual high school, YA romance story. It’s hard. It’s cold. It’s truthful. And it is the first book that manages to put off a great no-HEA ending that doesn’t leave you frustrated but somehow… relieved?
Reading this book, I wonder how much really happened in BB’s life. You had it real tough, girl! What I loved about this book was that it is a fresh story without the usual clichés. You never know what’s going to happen on the next page.
One of BB’s talents is definitely giving a character a certain touch. I loved how she depicted Knight – cold and crazy and his own enemy but fair and just and likeable. Also, a high-five to BB for touching so many sensitive subjects. As an author, I know how fast you can burn your fingers when you write about things that are, let’s say, more like in the gray zone. There are a lot of readers who have zero tolerance here, even if half of the things that are forbidden in books are allowed in movies. I don’t care as long as it adds to the deeper meaning of the story.
Life is not always just hearts and flowers. I grew up in the 90s, too, maybe 7-8 years later, but I can relate to some of it. I didn’t witness bloody murder, but high school is a b****.
Great work – thanks for the entertainment, BB!