Monday, 23 March 2015

Skin Deep by T.G. Ayer


*ARC received for an honest review, thank you!

Panther shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called wraiths. Now she protects the humans, and has something to be proud of. But when discovers the body of a murdered shape-shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans. The closer Kailin gets to the killer, the more she has to face the intricacies of people. When the time comes, will she be able to accept who and what her real purpose is?

Told through several different Point of Views, Skin Deep is a roller-coaster filled with blood, terror, betrayal and family. The different POV's really worked well in this book, sometimes the plot tends to get lost in other stories with a lot of different perspectives, but in this one, it worked fantastically to build the tension and keep me on the edge of my metaphorical seat. Kailin is a kick-ass heroin and one who I loved going on this scary adventure with, just a bit disappointed that there weren't more fluffy moments between Kailin and fire-mage Logan Westin. The world-building was interesting enough, and the plot moved at an acceptable, if not a tiny bit slow pace, but I was never bored or wishing I could just skip to the action. The antagonist was creeeepy and the point of views from his victims kept me up and reading right up until I finished because who could go to sleep with horrific imagery like that in your mind. Bleh. But I digress, this story is an exciting, adrenalin pumping adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

Rating: 3/5

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