Author: T.G. Ayer
Publish Date: April 30, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this didn't affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a paranormal fan.
- You're a young adult/ new adult fiction fan.
From Goodreads.com: "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 protected the humans, and had something to be proud of.
But, when she 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 her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is?"
My Two Cents:
"Skin Deep" is the beginning of a new series from T.G. Ayer. This book is about Kailin, a shape-shifter, who moves in a world where danger could be right around the corner. She hunt wraiths, really scary creatures that pose imminent harm to anyone who happens to cross their paths.
I really liked Kailin's character. The idea of her being a shape-shifter were really interesting to me. She's incredibly brave and incredibly strong and it was so interesting to read about her life fighting the wraiths and trying to stay out of trouble but finding it all the same. You will definitely root for her throughout the book!
The storyline for this book was really interesting to me. It had been awhile since I had read any sort of paranormal books so this was an interesting and refreshing story. Kailin's world was really interesting to me and I wanted to know a little bit more about why her world was the way that it was. There isn't a lot of world building in the book. I'm hopeful that there will be more world building in the future books.
This book is definitely action driven for the most part. There were some parts that were extremely fast paced but other parts were a little more lower key. Overall, this was a good introduction to a new world!