Location: FIC BRO
Genre: fantasy- Dystopia
Series: Skin Books #1
Loving this quote....
“The past doesn't have to define you Leora. Your mistakes don't have to be for ever. There's redemption. There's always redemption.”
I am not a fan of tattoos, that imprint an eternal message, some messages stay relevant I guess and have deep meaning and I get that, but some tats I wonder become aged and irrelevant. I often ask people the story behind their tats. Some ae deeply meaningful, a reminder of a past family member, a memory of a child or parent to forever remember, never forget- that is a good thing. Others have tats to connect to their culture as a form of identity and honour, that too is a good thing. But tat art- it is just not me... a wolf head coming out of a human body.... ????
As for this story,
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. 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.
“We're all a bit bad. We all have things in our lives that bring us shame and regret. Things that have hurt our souls or hurt the people we love. But 're all a bit good too. i reckon we're mostly good actually. And life is about trying to learn the balance, plot our place on the continuum... We're not just made up of good and bad: we're everything else too.”
"I enjoyed the spiritual themes of faith and doubt, the afterlife and leaving a legacy, of being remembered or forgotten. It also has a nice line in the power of myth, legend and story, and in quoting familiar fairy-tales. "- Philip