- Mass Market Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Ace Books (28 July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441017436
- ISBN-13: 978-0441017430
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2 x 17.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,733,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Skin Deep Mass Market Paperback – 28 Jul 2009
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About the Author
Mark Del Franco lives with his partner, Jack, in Boston, Massachusetts, where the orchids tremble in fear since he killed Jack s palm plants."
Top Customer Reviews
A seemingly routine outing as Janice, however, to support SWAT in raiding a drug factory suspected of having Brownie back-up, ends up with Laura encountering a far more powerful opponent, an Inverni Fairy, and being shot, seemingly by one of her own team. It appears she has stumbled into something far more dangerous: a conspiracy reaching into both the human senate and the depths of Fey politics, and which has its roots in a long hidden injustice. It's going to take all of Laura's identities, and magical skills to stay alive and unravel the plot before it can reach its deadly climax.Read more ›
This started really well, but it did seem a bit shallow as it went on, as if the author wasn't sure how it was going to end.
I think the real problem was that it was too serious, it needed someone like Joe Stinkwort (Connor Grey series) to lighten it up a bit.
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Overall, I thought it was a good book, although not perfect. The plot was exciting - that's Mr. Del Franco's strengths in the Connor Grey books. What's missing is the characterization. Laura mentioned it herself at one point - she spent so much time being different people, that no one really knew who she was. I didn't really get a good feel for any of the characters, although enough hints were given that I'm interested in them. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series to see how they grow.
This series sets a high powered female druid in Washington DC battling problems between the Fey and human worlds. She has many personas "glamours" in the book to be undercover and handle several sides of each situation.
It is highly readible and it is interesting to me, how Mr. Del franco can spin a tale with such politics and action while using the fantasitc worlds of fairies.
I am in process of reading the second book "face-off" about Laura Blackstone now and while it has a little different tone, it is just as enjoyable. I do like his style of writing.