The Skinned series is an amazing twist of robotics, revolution, and the meaning of self. Robin Wasserman wrote the Chasing Yesterday series along with the Seven Deadly Sins series, but she out did herself here. Lia Kahn is a normal spoiled teenage princess, not so much the teenage princesses we see on MTV today, but of the future. Her parents paid big bucks for her and her sister's genetics. They are blonde, tall, athletic, blue eyed perfect girls. Of course genetics can't control personality which is why Lia is the perfect one and her younger sister Zo is the greasy haired juvenile delinquent. The entire scope of Lia's life changes when Zo begs her to take a job instead of her. Lia uses Zo's car card to start the car at night and heads toward the job, then her car crashes killing her. But this is not the end of Lia, though perhaps in a way it is. Her father works at BioMax and right now they scan the brains of people and download them in to a bionic body. Perfect skin, perfect teeth, perfect hair, her personality... but is it her or a copy of her? Or a copy of a copy of Lia? Skinned is Lia's entrance into the Mech life. She attempts to go back to high school and be normal. Crashed is Lia accepting she's no longer Lia-before and is a new entity entirely. Crashed is her built up Mech world with Riley, Quinn, Ani and Jude falling to pieces like ash from the sky. Wired is Lia's attempt at re-building, this time under BioMax's orders.
Lia believes that she is doing the right thing, vid-lifeing and showing people that Skinners/Mechs are the same as everyone else, they party, they have friends, they're no danger to anyone. Turns out her life again is about to go upside down. Rileys' ex girl friend is crashing at his house, it's not the ex part that has Lia concerned, it's who her loyalties lie with. On top of that Jude is back with a plan to save their people, this time Lia thinks he might actually have a point. Especially when Zo and Lia break into BioMax and find out what the truth is.... unfortunately it's only a small part of the truth, no matter how scary and horrid that part is, there's still much more.
Wired is the Mech's ultimate stand up, and it doesn't happen like a big battle Orgs on one side Mechs on the other, no this battle is more sinister, involving the Brotherhood, viruses, and revolution. The ending... how I wish I could tell you how it ends, then you would be able to understand my frustration. It can't end like that! I want to see what Lia does, is this new life even better than her life as a Mech? Does Zo ever go back home? What's up with their mother (timid mouse turned crazed general)? And what about Riley and Jude? The ending is perfect in the way that I can see Lia doing more good, being more 'evolved', but I need to see the rest, there has to be another book! One can only hope that like the Uglies Trilogy we get an 'extra'. Fantastic author!
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (14 September 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423375017
- ISBN-13: 978-1423375012
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
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