Under my Skin by Zoë Markham is a retelling of an old horror novel, one you may know as Frankenstein. I received this book from a book tour site called Xpresso Book Tours. This site has all different types of book reviewing opportunities so you should definitely check it out. This novel was marketed as a young adult science fiction and horror novel. Which it is, but although it seems to have gotten great ratings on Goodreads and Amazon, I just could not connect with the story.
Chloe gets into a car accident which kills her mother and her brother, after that she is just not the same girl. Her dad has a hard time getting in her mind, and Chloe has a hard time letting him in. The book starts out with Chloe and her father leaving their home in the middle of the night, and you soon find out the reason why her father is keeping her hidden. He is actually a scientist who is the one who has kept Chloe alive.
Chloe must now live a life in hiding, which is so sad and not at all what she is used to. No one can find out that she is not actually human, and getting back into the world may be more difficult than she can imagine.
I guess the reason I didn’t like this book that much was because of the way that it was written. It just seemed very vague at first, which didn’t capture my attention at all. Chloe is a great character, with a lot of depth, but the story just fell short. Maybe I am just not ready for a retelling of this story with a sci-fi twist. It was sort of trying to be like the Lunar Chronicles in it’s own way, and it just didn’t work out for me. I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.