Under My Skin

For the past six months, something has been happening to young people in Santa Feliz Week after week, there s news of another teen changing shape, transforming from human into wild animal and back again Josh Saunders has seen the news reports, but he s still unprepared when it happens to him One minute he s arguing with his mother s boyfriend and the next he has transfoFor the past six months, something has been happening to young people in Santa Feliz Week after week, there s news of another teen changing shape, transforming from human into wild animal and back again Josh Saunders has seen the news reports, but he s still unprepared when it happens to him One minute he s arguing with his mother s boyfriend and the next he has transformed into a mountain lion.Trusting only his best friends Des and Marina with his secret, Josh tries to return to normal life But an encounter with Elzie, another Wildling, brings him unwanted attention from the authorities And when an accidental betrayal reveals Josh s secret, his carefully constructed cover is ripped apart Josh s friends must grudgingly put their trust in outsiders, including other Wildlings and, most challenging, in each other if they ever hope to save him.
Under My Skin For the past six months something has been happening to young people in Santa Feliz Week after week there s news of another teen changing shape transforming from human into wild animal and back aga

  • Title: Under My Skin
  • Author: Charles de Lint
  • ISBN: 9780670065332
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Charles de Lint

    Charles de Lint is the much beloved author of than seventy adult, young adult, and children s books Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others Modern Library s Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll, conducted by Random House and voted on by readers, put eight of de Lint s books among the top 100.De Lint is a poet, folklorist, artist, songwriter and performer He has written critical essays, music reviews, opinion columns and entries to encyclopedias, and he s been the main book reviewer for The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction since 1987 De Lint served as Writer in residence for two public libraries in Ottawa and has taught creative writing workshops for adults and children in Canada and the United States He s been a judge for several prominent awards, including the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon and Bram Stoker.Born in the Netherlands in 1951, de Lint immigrated to Canada with his family as an infant The family moved often during de Lint s childhood because of his father s job with an international surveying company, but by the time Charles was twelve having lived in Western Canada, Turkey and Lebanon they had settled in Lucerne, Quebec, not far from where he now resides in Ottawa, Ontario.In 1980, de Lint married the love of his life, MaryAnn Harris, who works closely with him as his first editor, business manager and creative partner They share their love and home with a cheery little dog named Johnny Cash.Charles de Lint is best described as a romantic a believer in compassion, hope and human potential His skilled portrayal of character and settings has earned him a loyal readership and glowing praise from peers, reviewers and readers.Charles de Lint writes like a magician He draws out the strange inside our own world, weaving stories that feel real than we are when we read them He is, simply put, the best Holly Black bestselling author Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint s vivid, original world No one does it better Alice Hoffman bestselling author To read de Lint is to fall under the spell of a master storyteller, to be reminded of the greatness of life, of the beauty and majesty lurking in shadows and empty doorways Quill QuireHis Newford books, which make up most of de Lint s body of work between 1993 and 2009, confirmed his reputation for bringing a vivid setting and repertory cast of characters to life on the page Though not a consecutive series, the twenty five standalone books set in or connected to Newford give readers a feeling of visiting a favourite city and seeing old friends.More recently, his young adult Wildlings trilogy Under My Skin, Over My Head, and Out of This World came out from Penguin Canada and Triskell Press in 2012, 2013 and 2014 Under My Skin won 2013 Aurora Award A novel for middle grade readers, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, published by Little Brown in 2013, won the Sunburst Award, earned starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Quill Quire, and was chosen by the New York Times Editors as one of the top six children s books for 2013 His most recent adult novel, The Mystery of Grace 2009 , is a fascinating ghost story about love, passion and faith It was a finalist for both the Sunburst and Evergreen awards.De Lint is presently writing a new adult novel His storytelling skills also shine in his original songs He and MaryAnn also a musician recently released companion CDs of their original songs, samples of which can be heard on de Lin

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    • Sherwood Smith said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      A fast-paced tale for older teens, trading off first person chapters by Josh, a normal surfer guy in a coastal California city until his mom's scuzzball of a boyfriend tries to hit him, and he turns into a mountain lion and mauls the guy, and Marina, his best friend, who has a couple of secrets--one of which is her crush on Josh. Josh has become a Wilding, a shapeshifter who can switch back and forth between his animal shape and human. For some reason it's been happening to local teens, no one k [...]

    • Indrani said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      I am a great fan of Mr. de Lint's work, and have been since I first read "Riddle of the Wren". Over the years, I have come to expect a certain level of excellence from him in terms of being able to convey a sense of wonder, write believable characters (in spite of their otherworldly natures), and to give his characters voice.Unfortunately, this one falls flat on at least two of those counts. Yes, I know that this book is written for young adults - this, to me, does not justify wooden prose, a la [...]

    • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada) said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.If you're looking for an action-packed novel, then you found it. Because where else would you be able to find teenagers who could shape-shift into animals. From a mountain lion, to an otter, and even a rat! It was interesting to hear what the government knew about these kids, yet I didn’t fully trust what their intentions were.There are enough characters in here that it made me feel like I was reading a Michael Grant novel. S [...]

    • Lightrainbow said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Как же мне понравилось! Де Линт никогда меня не разочаровывает, и эта книга не исключение. Он умеет создавать такую волшебную и одновременно реалистичную атмосферу, в которую окунаешься с головой и не хочешь выныривать. Конечно, серия про Зверлингов отличается от историй Н [...]

    • Иван Величков said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      В малкия град Санта Фелиз се случват необикновени неща. От половин година сред тийнейджърите върлува свръхестествена епидемия. Един по един те придобиват силата да се превръщат в животни по собствено желание. Никой не е на ясно какво се случва, но всеки иска да се докопа до [...]

    • CαthεεBooks said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Come by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!Title : Under My SkinSeries : Wildlings #1Author : Charles de LintPages : 409Release Date : March 6th 2012Publisher : Razorbill Canada / Penguin CanadaFormat : HarcoverSource : ** a copy was provided by Penguin Canada in exchange of an honest review**My Opinion :Under My Skin is Charles de Lint's newest novel. He has published many others (which I have not read).Under My Skin was a pretty good book. I enjoy [...]

    • Eden said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Hmm. (There are times when I am so glad I run a book blog so I can write things like "hmm" in my reviews. Booklist or Kirkus Reviews wouldn't dig that, for sure.) This one was odd. I'm going to try and break it down.» The concept. It's nothing new, for sure, but here we get modern shape-shifting backed up by a solid steeping in First Nations folklore. References to the trickster Raven and the Coyote clan add authenticity to the Wildlings, or "cousins". As the characters spout the requisite ques [...]

    • Susan said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Always love a new de Lint this one bridges into the Newford universe b/c it takes place in the same city as the first "modern" Cerin & Meran story before they moved to Newford AND one of the main FBI agents grew up in Santo del Vado Viejo !Can you imagine as a teenager one day just *poof* turning into a mountain lion? Several kids are having to deal with this phenomena in this first? of a new seriesI had to order my copy from CANADA, then they released it in the US, but I'll keep mine

    • Lila said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Under my Skin is really, really good. I think De Lint is underrated and deserves to be better known. This is a YA series, so not as rich and in depth as his Adult novels, but it's still very well written, enjoyable and not at all dumbed down. This is no doubt the best teen novel I've read for a while. It's kind of the same style as the Percy Jackson series but IMO a lot better. The premise is based on the idea of "Animal People" in the mythology of many First Nations. As in many of De Lints adul [...]

    • Kimberli Francis said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      This book brings new meaning to spirt Animal. Once you get past the Teen issues, and view on the world this story is pretty good. A fast read, short chapters. I liked the two point of views in the story, giving the reader a different vantage point to all the action going down. I will say this however, I really want to go surfing now.

    • Kaitlyn said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Came out two days before my birthday. Coincidence? I think not.

    • Gerri Adams said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Loving this series!

    • Kali Anderson said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      I love Charles de Lint. He is among my top 5 favorite authors. This book did not disappoint. I enjoyed the sense of magic in the urban world we live in. Every time I read him, I find myself watching sparrows out of the corners of my eyes for signs of above-average intelligence or magic. His writing just makes you want to be better. As a human, as a creative soul, and as a creature living among other creatures on this big, beautiful earth we share. It makes you want to live more naturally and mag [...]

    • Kathy Davie said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      First in the Wildlings urban fantasy series for Young Adults and revolving around a core group of kids who have been infected. Somehow. Set in Santa Feliz, California.My TakeNot at all what I was expecting. For one thing, it was located in California, and it focuses on middle-class high school kids. However, it quickly picks back up with Native American myths, supportive friends, and hey, it's urban and fantastic---all in typical de Lint fashion.The chapters alternate between Josh and Marina's p [...]

    • Ellynn said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      People turning into animals. And its done well too! What more could I ask for? :D

    • Tina Miller said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      A book by Charles de Lint never disappoints. I discovered him many years ago when it was hard to find his books outside Canada and the Pacific NW.

    • Rick Parker said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Another solid effort by the master of realistic fantasy, Charles de Lint.

    • Sharon said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Anything Charles de Lint writes I will read. The man's writings have threaded my life with joy for more than 20 years and I still search for novels that I may have missed or new ones that may appear.

    • Debbie said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Under My Skin is a complex story for the young teens of Santa Feliz. Josh Sanders is a seventeen year old who is often picked on because of his size. Josh is known to have a bit of a temper, and one night when his mothers boyfriend Steve pushes things too far for accusing Josh for using his computer and when Josh tells him the truth that he didn’t touch it, Steve pushes Josh. All of a sudden Josh feels this rage in him and without any warning Josh snaps and transforms into a mountain lion righ [...]

    • Lindsay said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      For the past six months, something strange has been happening to the young people of Santa Feliz. Week after week, there are reports of teens transforming into wild animals. Josh has seen the news, but he's totally unprepared when it happens to him, when one moment he's arguing with his mother's boyfriend and the next standing over him with bloody claws. Trusting on his friends Marina and Desmond, he tries to return to a normal life, but an encounter with a few more Wildlings and an accidental b [...]

    • Emilie said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      While I had heard of Charles de Lint, I hadn't read any of his books until I read Under My Skin. Let me just say that it was a great way to be introduced to this author. I really enjoyed reading Under My Skin, it was fast-paced and very much action-packed, something that made it into a great pageturner.Josh knows all about the Santa Feliz teens who have beent urning into wild animals, but he never expected he would end up becoming one of them. And from the moment he changes, Josh's life becomes [...]

    • Angel said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      You can find this review and many more at Mermaid Vision Books!Release Date:  March 6, 2012Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)Age Group: Young AdultPages: 408Format: HardcoverSource: ARC received from publisherTell Me More: As a relatively new visitor to Bordertown, I thought I had a pretty decent idea of Charles de Lint's writing style. The rusty, gritty worlds he constructs are one of a kind, and yet they feel like neighborhoods we've all visited or seen. His characters are tough without falling [...]

    • Michel Daw said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Maybe I will pick it up again later.

    • Avery said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      When I first read the premise of this book I was instantly excited, I was excited by the prospect that shifters would finally get their long-deserved chance in the spotlight (I find that while there have been numerous books about werewolves there have been few on their cousins, the shifters, those who do not necessarily shift into wolves, but a whole range of different animal species- in fact, I can personally only recount two other series which deals with shifters, Rachel Vincent's aptly named [...]

    • Jody said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Summary:Strange things are happening to the teens in small-town Santa Feliz. Without any warning or explanation, some youth are developing the ability to change into wild animals. In today’s age of cell phones and the internet, it doesn’t take long before videos of kids changing catches the attention of the authorities. Even though Josh Saunders has seen the footage of the other kids, he can’t really believe it when it happens to him. In a state of panic, Josh runs from his home and unknow [...]

    • Alanna King said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      This Young Adult fantasy begins in Santa Feliz, California in present day. The story unfolds through two voices, Josh and Marina, who are best friends. In this school year, each character has become a Wildling, a shapeshifter from human to animal form. As more and more local teens are becoming Wildlings overnight, government and corporate organizations move in to lock down the situation. Josh’s quest is to make sure any external interest has good intentions, and Marina’s journey is more abou [...]

    • Meaghan said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      I first heard of this book because a fellow book blogger mentioned she was going to the release party of this book and asked if I wanted to join her. As there are not many book signings or book related activities in Ottawa I jumped at the chance to go. I promptly went to the store and picked up the book and I have to admit was a bit turned off by the cover of this book. Covers are the first thing that a customer is going to see and while they say "don't judge a book by it's cover", I often do. T [...]

    • Chapter by Chapter said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Basically, it’s a story about a bunch of teens from a town called Santa Feliz, who are turning into shape shifters known as Wildlings. What sort of shape shifters? Well, they can be bunnies, mice, otters…even mountain lions! So, not your average shape shifter story.Under My Skin pretty much revolves around the main characters Josh Saunders who learns that he is a Wildling and must learn to come to terms with this change. Not only that, but he must also try to survive and thwart an enemy who [...]

    • Natalie said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      When I first heard about the concept of Under My Skin by Charles de Lint I just knew that I had to read it. For some reason the synopsis reminded me of the Animorphs series I devoured back in my childhood days. I was so excited for this book that as soon as I received a copy for review from Razorbill I put all of my other books aside and tore through this one instead! Unfortunately, while Under My Skin was certainly an enjoyable and well written read, I couldn't help but feel a twinge of disappo [...]

    • Sensitivemuse said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      I had fun reading this book. It wasn’t too bad, and it was interesting enough to keep me going until the finish. What I enjoyed was the switching of narration between Marina and Josh. I can’t seem to choose which one I like better. Both of them were interesting and fun to read. Both of them seemed to have developed throughout the novel. Josh goes through a lot more and it seems there’s lots to be expected from him. Then there’s Desmond, who’s the comic relief of the novel, but I also e [...]

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