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Under My Skin (Skinned #1)

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All her parents wanted was for Eryn to live a normal life...

Redgrave had its share of monsters before Eryn moved to town. Mauled pets, missing children. The Delacroix family is taking the blame, but Eryn knows the truth. Something stalks the night. Wade, the police chief's son and Redgrave High's resident hottie, warns her the Delacroix are dangerous. But then so is Eryn-
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Leap Books (first published March 27th 2010)
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Kitty Keswick
Dec 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Snarky heroine, hot guys and werewolves what more could you ask for? Under My Skin will keep you turning the pages.
Katieb (MundieMoms)
Under My Skin is one of those books, that you sit down thinking you'll read a few pages of it and then a few hours later you're done. I found myself wanting to read more of Judith's mythology and world building. By the time I finished reading the book, I wanted to read more.

The first half of Under My Skin was a little slow for me, but this was due to the building up of the mythology and introducing the reader to the characters and the world in which Judith has created. Being the first in a 3 boo
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Stef
**Mild spoilers for first couple chapters**

“Under my skin” revolves around a teenage girl named Eryn who is living a more than complicated teenage life. Her parents have disappeared and she is shipped off to somewhere in northern Alberta to live with her Aunt, Uncle and cousin. On top of all that, you guessed it, there’s some paranormal goodness brewing. Eryn is half human and half wolven, which means that she has the ability to morph into a wolf thanks to her mother’s genetics. Since her father
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Mel Boulrice
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, ya, canadian
When Eryn's parents go missing, the Council decides it's best that she live with her Aunt & Uncle in Redgrave. On the outskirts to nowhere, they suggest a paranorm-free place like Redgrave would keep her safe as they search for clues to find what happened to her parents. When animals & kids go missing, someone needs to take the blame - the Delacroix family. Eryn struggles as she discovers there's more to this sleepy town then meets the eye!

Wow, this debut by Judith is action packed! If y
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Paranormal Reads
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was during the night, on my weekly search for new books to add to my reading list that I stumbled across Under My Skin, I have to say when I read the blurb for the book I was sold, I had to get my hands on it, instead of waiting for the following day to go look for a print copy in my local B&N I downloaded it straight to my Nook Color.

I loved how the beginning draws you in, Judith as delivered in a way that you can clearly imagine the story unfolding before your eyes. I also have to say
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Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I am not sure where to start without spoiling the story. Debut author, Judith Graves, does a wonderful job setting up her paranormal world in UNDER MY SKIN. The first in a trilogy finds Eryn in a small town in Northern Alberta. This was suppose to be a quiet place where she could lay low after the disappearance of her parents and instead she finds herself face to face with a werewolf. Eryn's story is one where she is attempting to learn about herself as a half-wolven, paranormal. She soon finds ...more
Karen
May 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Under My Skin has all the elements of a good paranormal YA – werewolves, vampires, shamans and sprites. It has secrets, danger and of course a love triangle.
I really liked Grave’s spin on werewolves. There are Wolven who are born and werewolves which are made. Eryn is a half breed Wolven who has had her wolf kept in check by a drug her father has been giving her. When her parents go missing Eryn has to deal not only with their loss but also with her primal wolf impulses – impulses that may put h
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Kennedy
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In the book Under My Skin by Judith Graves is considered a paranormal genre of book because of the paranormal creatures in the book. This book was about a teenage girl who is part human and part wolf named Eryn. Her parents disappeared and she moved to the town of Redgrave to live with her uncle. aunt and cousin. Eryn met some other teenager from Redgrave that she eventually learned were a lot like her, they all come together to realize there is people trying to ruin the young children of Redgra ...more
Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
This book definitely exceeded my expectations. While I'm not a fan of the cover or of the somewhat juvenile pictures found throughout the book, the story was surprisingly good. Graves puts a new spin on things that go bump in the night and those who hunt them. I expected another supernatural romance novel that gained popularity on the tailcoats of the Twilight phenomenon. Instead, I got an original tale of witchcraft and paranormal butt-kicking.

Eryn, a snarky teenage girl, has always had a weir
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Monster
Eryn is new to Redgrave. She is also part wolven, but tries to hide this from her friends as well as herself. Redgrave, however, is a town that has quite a bit of paranormal activity going on, and it gets harder for Eryn to control the bloodlust within. Her closest friends are the Delacroix boys, who seem to have secrets of their own. The police chief's son, Wade, has warned her to stay away from the Delacroix boys, saying that they are bad news, but then again, they say the same thing about Wad ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Monica Sheffo for TeensReadToo.com

Eryn isn't like other girls. After all, that's what got her sentenced to living in Redgrave. She is a part-wolven, part-human girl banished to the small town in an attempt to destroy the magic that runs in her veins.

But when she discovers that she isn't the only magical being around, everything changes. Suddenly, she is the newest member of Redgrave's own paranormal detective squad, as well as being caught in a love triangle as epic as the TWILIGHT s
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Brittany
Nov 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, own
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a cover whore! If a book has a pretty cover I am all for it. But unfortunately, looks can be deceiving of course. I did not see much potential in this book. It was like Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer thrown together into one book. And I didn't really care for the character's. Not saying they were bad they just didn't matter to me. I really thought I was going to like this book and I kept pushing until around page 120 and I gave up. Oh, and I could've done wit ...more
Lili
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 STARS


Eryn was moved to Redgrave because it was a town with no paranormal activity. She was told to lay low after her parents sudden disappearance. However, that's a bit hard when she seems to be a magnet for the paranormal. As soon as she appears in town, the paranormal happenings of Redgrave seem to be popping up everywhere. And while all of this happens, Eryn begins the struggle against her inner she-wolf while balancing a love triangle between one that is evil and one that is kind. A norm
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Michelle
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just happened upon this beauty. I never thought I would sit down and read it start to finish in a few hours, then move onto the sequel Second Skin. I found myself captured by Judith's unique tale of were/witch/vamps and other creatures of the night. The characters are well established and have everyday concerns, well at least if you were a paranorm! I love the world Graves has created. Under My Skin is not your everyday run of the mill boy meets girl, girl falls for boy, HEA. It's more boy mee ...more
Erin Ashley
Okay, so I basically read this book in two days, not because it was utterly enthralling, but because I was eager to see how it would end and if the author was going to make something amazing happen. Nothing amazing happened. I was waiting for something epic to pop out and shock me, but it didn't happen. I might as well get all the good points out first because I have so many more that are bad. I did like the idea of the story and the characters names, I liked how the main character, Eryn, had th ...more
Lynn Worton
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was recommended this YA book by Amazon way back in 2011/2 due to my reading and browsing history. I liked the synopsis and fell in love with the cover so I bought a copy. Unfortunately, due to my large reading list, I have only recently been able to read it. However, since purchasing this book, it has since been re-edited and given a new cover in 2014. I can only review the original.

Eryn McCain is a wonderful character. She is not your average teen. In fact, she's not even human. Well, okay, s
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Lovey Dovey Books
Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books

Under My Skin equals dark, mysterious, and just plain humorous! Judith Graves surprised me with a down to earth heroine with a knack for witty sarcasm and...er, violence. I couldn't get enough of Eryn's spunk, even when her human side clashed with the beastly side she had a way with words.

Eryn is sent to the out-of-the-way town, Redgrave, supposedly to stay away from paranorm trouble while the Council searches for her 'dead' parents. While running a race in
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Amanda Croley
I think Under My Skin is targeted toward the middle school age crowd, if it isn't it should be. The book was ok, just more juvenile than I usually like to read. When Graves uses phrases such as twitterpated, and 'I know you are but what am I?' I almost gave up! I doubt I will be reading any further in this series, there are just too many good books to read, and no reason to waste time on the mediocre. I think from now on if a book starts out with the main character walking down the halls of a Hi ...more
Ellz Readz
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts...I really liked this book. Initially I was a bit put off by the cover, it is a bit plain. However, after an interview with the author, I knew this was something I had to read. I was not disappointed. The brilliantly charming personality of author Judith Graves really shone through in her writing. This is a great read for YA fans of all ages.

In Under My Skin, we meet Eryn, a girl who is not only dealing with her missing parents, but a new town full of things that go bump in the night
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Under My Skin is one of those books, that you sit down thinking you'll read a few pages of it and then a few hours later you're done. I found myself wanting to read more of Judith's mythology and world building. By the time I finished reading the book, I wanted to read more.

The first half of Under My Skin was a little slow for me, but this was due to the building up of the mythology and introducing the reader to the characters and the world in which Judith has created. Being the first in a 3 bo
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Linda
Mar 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, it has a lot of adventure, with a little romance.
can't wait for the next issue. The father of Eryn is a paranormal hunter and her mother was a wolvern, Eryn had been born a halfbreed and her father had been working on a medicine to keep Eryn's wolvern half from coming out. Her parents become missing and Eryn has to move to Redgrave with her Uncle, she no longer has the medicine her father was giving her, she starts felling the wolvern inside her trying to awaking, she becomes,
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Erica
Nov 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I had been hearing about Under My Skin for quite some time, but for some reason I had not read it yet. Under My Skin was a refreshing read with a new spin on paranormal creatures and they function.

Under My Skin was a very enticing read, but at times I found myself slightly confused. There was a very clear overall plot arc, but I felt at times the plot strayed too far from this, never really explaining or giving answers to the questions readers have. This also caused me to be slightly co
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Chrystal Snowdrop Dreams
Have you ever had a secret that you couldn't share? Eryn has a few secrets that she is trying to keep from her new friends. Worried about how they would take the news that she is much different from them, she tries her best to keep the secrets deep inside. Little does she know the town she now calls home has many of it's own deep, dark issues too.

Eryn is a tough cookie, always showing off that she doesn't need anyone's help, but deep down she's like every other girl – needing to fit in and feel
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Marie DeLaRosa
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
It was during the night, on my weekly search for new books to add to my reading list that I stumbled across Under My Skin, I have to say when I read the blurb for the book I was sold, I had to get my hands on it, instead of waiting for the following day to go look for a print copy in my local B&N I downloaded it straight to my Nook Color.

I loved how the beginning draws you in, Judith as delivered in a way that you can clearly imagine the story unfolding before your eyes. I also have to say
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Michelle Randall
Reviewed for Readers Favorite

Her parents wanted her to have a normal life, but Eryn had no idea what normal was. Now that they were missing, or "dead" as the Council said she had to tell everyone, she was living in Redgrave with her Uncle. A town that isn't suppose to have anything paranormal going on at all, so she can just blend in. Well, something is definitely up in this town! Eryn is sure she just saw a werewolf, and as time goes by she finds herself knee deep in a whole lot of paranormal a
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Jessica
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-reads, kindle
All I can say is what happened in this book?, Eryn is supposed to be a Hunter's daughter trained for hunting and half Wolven but the first time she sees a werewolf she is unarmed and acts tough if it hadn't gotten startled by the rest of her class she would be dead, the second time she slips and falls and Alec and his crew save her the third time I believe is a run in with a Vampire and she drops her weapon and doubles over in pain because her inner wolf wants out and Wade steps in and saves her ...more
Natalie
This is typical paranormal genre. Werewolves, vampires, late night liasons, teenage hormones running rampant.....not that original. Eryn is half wolven, the "high class" werewolves. She has a hard time controlling her wolf side and is afraid of it taking her over. She is also a "hunter" someone who seeks to eliminate the paranormals gone bad. After her parents die she moves in with her uncle who happens to live in a hotbed of paranormal activity. She joins a rogue Hunter group and instantly fall ...more
I.M. Luke
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised by this twist of the usual supernatural lore. I literally did a little happy dance when I finally settled down to read this book. I had been going through a slew of strange, poorly written and downright terrible YA books. It was refreshing to find a good action packed and funny YA book. Eryn was a highly amusing character with an equally sarcastic dry humor. It was surprising how the author was able to slip in the very creative sense of humor that she has. Also I was h ...more
Holly
I don't really know what I was expecting this book to be like, but it wasn't this. Just about anything paranormal has made its way into this book. And I mean everything.

Eryn is a very sassy narrator, which I adored in the beginning but started getting old near the end. She was sarcastic all the time. I love snarky characters, but a few times, I wished she would have opened up just a little instead of keeping people away.

And for the..."romance"...it was really Twilighty. She seems to immediately
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Sharrice Aleshire
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sharrice by: Goodreads.com
Shelves: ebooks
So to be completely honest I had no idea what to expect from this book. I just kind of read the synopsis and was just like "eh, what the heck why not?" So now here I am. I still have yet to formulate a real opinion on this book. I had no idea what was going to happen next, or what guy she will choose. Nor do I have any ideas as to which guy I want her to choose. Usually I have a semi preference, or I can tell using context clues. However, I'm still lacking in the department. I do enjoy the chara ...more
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Residing in a northern Alberta community, similar to the fictional town of Redgrave, where Under My Skin is set - Judith unhappily endures snow in the winter, and runs away from bees in the summer.

A firm believer that Canadian teen fiction can be sexy, action packed and snarky as hell - Judith writes paranormal stories with attitude.
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