Title: In Her Skin
Author: Kim Savage
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux/Macmillan
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Hello everyone. Today marks my stop for the In Her Skin blog tour which will be release this coming April 17 on your local bookstore. Before sharing to you my review, I just wanna say thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this blog tour. Also to Farrar, Straus, and Grouz/Macmillan, the publisher of In Her Skin.
A dark, suspenseful young adult novel about crime, identity, and two girls with eve-rything to lose.
Fifteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain takes on her biggest heist yet—impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and she hopes to cash in on a little safety, some security. She finds her opportunity with the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family tied to the unsolved dis-appearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.
When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Love-crafts welcome her with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. When hidden crimes come to the surface and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold on to an illusion of safety or escape the danger around her before it’s too late. In Her Skin is Kim Savage at her most suspenseful yet.
Some con artist are found in televisions and in real life. But some of them can be found in books. Books just like In Her Skin.
Dark, mysterious, and compelling story line are the right words to describe the book. In the book, we learn the things that
Vivienne Weir Jo Chastain did in her biggest and fearless impersonation of a missing girl.
Tired of being in the sideline, Jo Chastain decided to impersonate Vivienne, who disappear when she was nine years old. Jo let the Lovecraft family that she is indeed Vivienne. Being clueless of what really happen the Lovecraft believe her.
I felt kind of dizzy when reading the first part of the book. As I didn’t understand what is going on. Later on, I understand what is happening as I discovered that it is written in a unique POV. Most of the books, the protagonist are the one telling the readers what revolves in the story. But in the story of Jo, she is not talking to the readers but to a specific character. With this kind of POV, it makes the story unique and one of a kind.
Just like the author’s name, the story is beautifully written savagely where you will find wondering and thinking what will happen next. It let you think critically who really is behind every scene in the story. The plot twist of the story is a plot twist you will not expect nor imagine.
I highly recommend the book for those who wants to experience and hear a story of a girl whose talent is being a con artist.
To be honest, I was engross reading the book that I forgot to highlight lots of quotes that I found in it. The following quotes that I will share are some of the unique and extraordinary lines that I find it cute.
- “No good comes from thinking on the dead. Because no good comes from thinking on those you’ve left behind. There is only what lies ahead”
- “To have fun is to let down your guard”
- :Fun is not the word I would choose to describe libraries. I’d go for safe, clean, even warm.”
- “Moving forward is best.”
- “A death blow is a life blow to some.”
- “The only people who talk about dead like it’s something pretty and fanciful are people who haven’t seen it up close.”
- “Better to accept who you are in this life and get on with it.”
- “Living in someone’s else’s skin is a lot easier when I’m being led.”
- “If you can’t hear something, three times doesn’t make it so.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KIM SAVAGE is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels, After the Woods, Beautiful Broken Girls (named by Kirkus as one of the 10 Best YA of 2017), and In Her Skin (releasing March 27, 2018), all with Farrar, Straus, Giroux/Macmillan. Her novels have been published in Spain, Brazil, and Turkey, and have been optioned for TV. Kim presents at conferences and book festivals nationwide; has been featured on NPR, Herald Radio, and on local cable stations; and she reads from her novels at bookstores across the country. A former reporter with a Master degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Kim’s stories are based in and around Boston. She lives with her family near Boston, not far from the real Middlesex Fells Reservation of After the Woods. Kim and her husband have three children, each of whom beg to appear in her books. They shouldn’t.
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