BLOG TOUR - Under My Skin by Zoe Markham **GIVEAWAY**

Today marks the start of the Under my Skin blog tour!!!

I love this book, it is truly brilliant!

Read my review along and you can win a £25 gift card!

What are you waiting for, scroll down!!

What if we're all monsters, on the inside?

Chloe was once a normal girl. Until the night of the car crash that nearly claimed her life. Now Chloe’s mother is dead, her father is a shell of the man he used to be and the secrets that had so carefully kept their family together are falling apart.

A new start is all Chloe and her father can hope for, but when you think you’re no longer human how can you ever start pretending?

A contemporary reworking of a British horror classic, Under My Skin follows seventeen-year-old Chloe into an isolated world of darkness and pain, as she struggles to understand what it really means to be alive. 

Set against the familiar backdrop of everyday, normal teenage worries, Chloe's world has become anything but... 

I read this book in one afternoon, I was glued to it. It was an amazing read.

It starts off with Chloe and her father leaving their old house in the middle of the night, furtively heading for a new life.  You get the feeling they are running from something, running for their lives.

As her father drives, Chloe is covered with a blanket in the back, you get the impression she is ill, she seems cold, something is just not right with her.

As they hurriedly arrive at their new house (their new life too it seems), her father hurries around closing curtains, shutting out the world.  What is he shutting out?

Well dear reader, they have a secret. Chloe is the sole survivor of a tragic car accident that left her mother dead.  Survivor I'm not sure if that is right word as technically she isn't really alive. 

That's right, she is a little bit on the dead side but yet she eats, she sleeps, she takes a concoction of medicines her mad scientist father makes her take to stay "alive".  He is actually trying his best to make her "better", in fact if it wasn't for him she would be very dead.

He was a scientist for the government and during his time there he worked on some pretty sketchy projects, Chloe has become his test subject as her being alive has put her in the sights of the government and they want her.

So much more goes on this book, Zoe horribly scarred from the accident, struggles to look "normal", she pleads with her father to lead a normal life and slowly he lets her get more free reign.

She starts school at a posh boarding school as a day student, hiding her condition very well she comes across the schools own mean girls and starts to get that normal life she wants, she even meets a boy.

But she should be watching out more, she should be careful, because you never know when you need to run again.

In a nutshell, if you like young adult books then read this, if you like zombie books then read this and every kind of book in between you need to read this.

I loved it, Chloe does come across as a stubborn teenager many times but considering all that she gone through she does cope well.  
This book will also make you hungry, especially for bacon, for my dinner that night I had to have bacon sandwiches, I had a total craving.

The ending of this book tells me there will be more, I hope there will be more as I don't think Chloe's story is over.

Loved it!

Thank you to Neverland Book Tours for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

Zoë writes Young Adult fiction, blending dark twistiness with urban Britishness to produce unique, unsettling tales. 

A full-time editor by day, Zoë writes by night, fueled by endless mugs of tea and an increasingly blurred distinction between fantasy & reality.

Zoë lives in the wilds of West Oxfordshire with her husband, son, and the obligatory two cats. 

Her debut novel, Under My Skin, is available now, with two further titles due for release in 2015, hotly followed by two more in 2016!

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  1. I would most definitely spend it on books! ;D I'm not quite sure what specific books, but yeah.

  2. Thank you for taking part Heather and for the fantastic review! :) xx

  3. I will spend it on books 😁 thankyou for the giveaway!

  4. This sounds like a really interesting book.Great review!

  5. A new Mug so that I can enjoy my favourite book, whilst having a lovely cup of tea/coffee.

  6. I hadn't heard of this book before, but I am now definitely intrigued. I love YA and zombie books, and this sounds like a very interesting twist on both of those. If I win the gift card, the first thing I'll spend the money on is this book! And then - probably more books. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. I would spend it on books. You can never have too many.

  8. A book I have in my never-ending wishlist! Thank you for the giveaway :)


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