Under My Skin (Immortality Strain #1) by Shawntelle Madison


Everyone wants to either be a member of the Guild or work for them. Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secrets…

For Tate Sullivan, life in her small, coastal town is far from glamorous. The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn’t something she has ever wanted. But all sixteen year-olds must take a simple test, and Tate’s result thrusts her into the Guild’s world, one where they hide horrible plans for those they select. Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind, body, and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted: herself.

Her only ally is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game. Quinn desires nothing more than to end the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate’s mind. While romance blooms between Tate and Quinn, General Dagon plots to eventually take over Tate’s body, and love might end before it even begins.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and thought for a dystopian it had a rather unique plot to compare what is out there already.

I took me a few pages to get into the setting of the book, but once I was there it was really hard to put it down. It was a really compelling read.

I thought the story was a bit creepy, having someone living in your body and them wanting you out of it, but I loved it.

 Really enjoyed the characters and thought Tate was a great character, she was strong and smart and never gave up and she learned to trust new people when she really had to be careful of her actions and new people around her. I enjoyed the relationship she had with Quinn; it was great that it was a slow build of their relationship and not just instalove, which we see a lot of.

The story was also pretty great, we get a great idea of how they got there and what is about to come. All in all it is great story with lots of action, suspense, heartbreak but also love and hope.

The end is a pretty good cliffhanger, which I have a love-hate relationship with, I can’t wait to see how the story continues.

Overall, great book and I rate it at 4 ★

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*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


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