Skink- No Surrender by Carl Hiassien


Hi…. BookNerds…. 🙂 This is a book I received for review last month from Fierce Fiction at Indigo Publishing.  Thank you for supplying me with this book.


Classic Malley—to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard—he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink—he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.


There was something weirdly hooking about this book, I didn’t think I would like the book because I don’t normally read humor and thriller books. I liked this one, I liked the modern references, talking about Instagram or Facebook, it made the book seem more real and modern. It was weird, it seemed unrealistic but realistic at the same time. I didn’t think a mum would let you go on the road with some weird old man who used to be a governor and sleeps in turtle nests. It was so weird that I liked it, I found it bizarrely enjoyable.

The writing was funny and descriptive, the characters quirky and down-to-earth. Skink is perfect for a YA book, being like one of those weird, let-you-do-anything uncles or grandparents, who provides you with stacks of money and helpful advice.

This book was a good mystery, comedy, thriller and YA then I recommend this book for you. I give this book 4 stars. Go find it in your nearest bookstore.

Thanks for reading.


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