Wednesday 1 May 2019

Book Review: Skin by Liam Brown (Sci-Fi / Post-Apocalyptic)

Title: Skin
Author: Liam Brown
Legend Press

Publication Date: 1 May 2019
Sci-Fi / Post-Apocalyptic
ARC from Publisher

A strange virus is sweeping the globe. Humans have become allergic to one another. Simply standing next to somebody could be a death sentence. A kiss could be fatal.

Angela is a woman trying to get by in this bewildering new world. Though she still lives with her husband and children, they lead separate lives. Confined to their rooms, they communicate via their computers and phones. In some ways, very little has changed.

That is, until she spots a mysterious stranger walking through town without even a face mask for protection. A man, it seems, immune to this disease. A man unlike anyone else she knows. A man it might just be safe to touch...

Skin was an interesting read. I appreciated the premise, and I liked Angela as a protagonist. I did mostly know where this book was going before it got there, but that didn't make the story any less enjoyable overall. Once or twice I felt as if I wanted a little more depth to one or two of the characters, but, again, it didn't majorly affect my opinion of the work. This is a story for those who enjoy post-apocalyptic scenarios and who don't mind tales that finish somewhat open-ended.

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