Skeletal is an action packed thriller with a difference.
We follow the journey of Skyla who is a Skel. Which means she has a difficult life, and it is about to take a turn for the worse.
Having to be showcased and work for a system that is unjust.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, especially through Skyla's point of view, She is a fascinating character and doesn't sit back and let the choices made for her stop her from being what she wants.
There is an unlikely friendship between her and Bunce, who was a character like no other.
Emma has crafted a masterpiece and led us through an alternative life, it was beautifully descriptive and graphic.
The characters were brought to life so clearly and cleverly, explanations were given in such a way that flowed within the storylines without jarring.
An extremely twisted thriller with action and tension on every page.
I highly recommend that if you haven't tried a dystopian novel, this is the one you must pop your cherry to and read.
It isn't my go to genre, but since the Hunger Games Trilogy I have read a few more than I would have previously, and I can honestly say that this is the best that I have read and you will be alongside Skyla on her journey.
Emma Pullar is a writer of dark fiction and children’s books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, went to number four on the national bestseller list and was named best opening lines by NZ Post. You can read her SJV Award shortlisted horror story, London’s Crawling, in the Dark Minds charity collection and her dystopian sci-fi story, Old Trees Don’t Bend, in The Anthropocene Chronicles. Emma has also written three shortlisted stories for Create50 which are awaiting the winner announcement. Her debut novel SKELETAL published by Bloodhound Books is due for release 27th October 2017.
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