Charles de Lint
- Title: Under My Skin
- Author: Charles de Lint
- ISBN: 9780670065332
- Page: 122
- Format: Hardcover
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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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.
Came out two days before my birthday. Coincidence? I think not.
Loving this series!
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 [...]
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 [...]
People turning into animals. And its done well too! What more could I ask for? :D
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.
Another solid effort by the master of realistic fantasy, Charles de Lint.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Maybe I will pick it up again later.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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