This book was actually really good and I think that it was a really good impulse buy. This book is obviously beautiful and it was surprising how good it was from how little I knew about it. I read the entire book on a 7-hour plane ride and it was definitely engrossing.
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin forever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
So this book was one that once I started it I didn’t really want to stop reading. Sometimes when I read a book on the plane it gets boring because I know I have no other options when it comes to reading but that wasn’t the case for this book at all.
I really liked reading about the main character, Leora, because she is interesting and she learns more about her government and society as the book goes on. Leora thinks about things a certain way in the beginning of the book and towards the end, it is obvious how much she has grown. I love reading about characters who have a problematic idea in the beginning but they learn more about it and then their view changes. To me, this is just a fictional example of how people are always able to be educated on something and then have their values changed for the better.
I couldn’t really give this book more than three full stars because this book wasn’t mindblowing or anything, it was just plain good. There’s nothing wrong with this book but I can definitely see it being used as something to help get over a book slump because of how light it is.
I don’t know if there are going to be any more books in the series because there’s nothing mentioned on Goodreads but I might be interested in reading the other two books that are apparently going to come out in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that they can just read without much effort because this is definitely a book you can just pick up. It’s also something you can just pick up, put down and then pick it up again without much trouble.