Saturday, April 3, 2010

Under My Skin by Judith Graves

Review of Under My Skin by Judith Graves

Published: March 27, 2010

4 out of 5 smirks

“Redgrave had its share of monsters before Eryn moved to town. Mauled pets, missing children. The Delacroix family is taking the blame, but Eryn knows the truth. Something stalks the night. Wade, the police chief's son and Redgrave High's resident hottie, warns her the Delacroix are dangerous. But then so is Eryn - in fact, she's lethal. But she can't help falling for one of the Delacroix boys, dark, brooding - human Alec. And then it all goes bad.
A normal life? Now that's the real fairytale”.

Under My Skin was a surprising book to me. At first I was reluctant to read it because it involves werewolves (not a fan), and the whole angle seems over played lately. However, after being part of a chat with Judith Graves I found out she was a huge Buffy fan. Naturally after this tad bit of information I decided to read Under My Skin (us Buffy fans have to stick together). This book surprised me in all the best ways and it truly was a delight to read a book with the familiar taste of Whedonism that rolls off the tongue so nicely.

4 smirks were given because I couldn’t give it 5 based on the cover art, it totally deceives the reader into not wanting to pick the book up. Other than that though, this book really shined with the amazing out casted characters standing together to help protect a town and one of their own. Love triangle of course, with Eryn, Wade, and Alec, have to love it. Wade, hot vampire and Alec, not really sure what he is, and Eryn of course is half wolfen. Very nice set up in Under My Skin, to lead to the second book which I hope will involve more scenes with Eryn and each of the contenders for her heart. A book just isn’t a book without male infused filled jealousy.

Under My Skin made me laugh mostly which is always a good way to read a book, I didn’t get emotionally tied to it like I do other books. I suppose that is because there was no big upset scene where the main character was heartbroken or on the edge of death. So I will keep a watchful eye on this author and continue to read her Skin Series as it progresses. And folks, don’t be deceived by the cover art, the book has its merits.


  1. And in a word..."interesting". I'm not so very into wolf myths to read just any werewolf book. But, on occasion, I do find myself picking up the best of the best, if you will.

  2. You know I'm not into the wolf thing much either, but this book wasn't that bad once you get through the first chapter. It's very Whedon.