⚣ Skinner Luce Books ⚡ Author Patricia Ward – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Skinner Luce Skinner Was What Servs Called Each Other It Was Because They Were Fake, Their Skins A Disguise All Around Us, Under Most Of Humanity S Very Noses, Lurks A Dangerous Alien Race The Nafikh Inhabit Human Bodies While Visiting Earth, And An Underground System Designed To Disguise And Protect Them From Being Discovered Allows Them To Indulge Their Wildest And Often Violent Urges The Circumstances Of These Brutal Visits Require The Sacrifice Of Servs.Servs Are Aliens Themselves, Created By The Nafikh To Attend To Their Every Need Physically Indistinguishable From Humans, They Are Destined To Live In Pain, Their Very Livelihood Regulated By The Source, A Powerful Force Of Energy Inside Each Of Them That Burns Like A White Hot Fire Under The Stress Of Their Servitude.Lucy Is A Serv Who Arrived A Baby, And By Chance Was Adopted By Humans She S An Outcast Among Outcasts, Dwelling In Both Worlds But Belonging To Neither For Years She Has Been Walking A Tightrope, Balancing Between The Horrors Of Her Serv Existence And The Ordinary Human Life She Desperately Longs To Maintain, Her Family Unaware Of Her Darkest Secrets.But When The Body Of A Serv Child Turns Up And Lucy Is Implicated In The Gruesome Death, The Worlds She S Tried So Hard To Keep Separate Collide Hounded By The Police, Targeted In The Dog Eat Dog World Of Servs, She Ll Find Herself Fighting To Protect Her Family And The Life She S Made For Herself Skinner Luce Is Lucy S Story.


10 thoughts on “Skinner Luce

  1. says:

    Brutal and bleak, Lucy s tale is one that doesn t even really need it s SF elements A lot of people find themselves trapped in a life that they don t deserve, one of few meaningful choices, doing things that they d rather not be doing It s just that in Luce s case she s literally been born to do the job she does as an alien servant of evenalien masters.Luce is a serv, appearing human but with a fiery source in her chest that causes pain when she s around other servs and evenpain wh Brutal and bleak, Lucy s tale is one that doesn t even really need it s SF elements A lot of people find themselves trapped in a life that they don t deserve, one of few meaningful choices, doing things that they d rather not be doing It s just that in Luce s case she s literally been born to do the job sh...


  2. says:

    4.5 stars Lucy is serv, or skinner, part of an underground network of beings who look like humans but are not Their sole purpose is to facilitate visits to this world by the Nafikh, which includes both protecting the Nafikh s true identities as well as preventing human casualties A serv s life is harsh and unforgiving, as the chances for survival for the long term are not high Lucy is different from other servs because she arrived on Earth as an infant and instead of being picked up by an ove 4.5 stars Lucy is serv, or skinner, part of an underground network of beings who look like humans but are not Their sole purpose is to facilitate visits to this world by the Nafikh, which includes both protecting the Nafikh s true identities as well as preventing human casualties A...


  3. says:

    I loved the Bullet Collection and while this is a very different flavor of literature, the themes are the same and like Ms Ward s first book, this one stays with you days after you read the final word Loved it Lucy, like so many of us who feel like we don t fit in anywhere, most of all our own skins, that feeling of not good enough, is expressed so beautifully that the reader is very much in her shoes Like The Road or Cold Mountain, Lucy s journey is heavy and painful and hope seems very f I loved the Bullet Collection and while this is a very different flavor of literature, the themes are the same and like Ms Ward s first book, this one stays with you days after you read the final word Loved it Lucy, like so many of us who feel like we don t fit in anywhere, most of all...


  4. says:

    Strange, bleak, and excellent Violent, but not in way that ever really felt gratuitous, although getting through the first couple of chapters was rough I didn t love the ending, but oh, well This is probably a strange comparison to draw, but I feel like if Edith Wharton wrote SFF, it might be something like this Maybe I d be remiss if I failed to mention that cover as well It s gorgeous and the reason this book ended up on my radar in the first place ...


  5. says:

    3.5 stars


  6. says:

    4 1 2 stars I loved this book


  7. says:

    I stumbled upon this book before getting on a long flight and absolutely could not put it down The story is horrifying in all the right ways, told with perfect pacing Lucy s predicament feels real and raw The story drops you at the bottom of a well and dares you to climb out This is a sci fi tale of a naive girl getting conned into a life sentence However, that bleak feeling you get from the start never really goes away The ending has our heroine slightly better off, but leaves behind her I stumbled upon this book before getting on a long flight and absolutely cou...


  8. says:

    So much about Skinner Luce said leave it on the shelf It is no space opera with beams glittering in void This book has no hard science, it is written from a very feminine viewpoint, the protagonist s relation with her mother takes up about a quarter of the plot, the sex is terribly off putting, and it evokes dread and hopelessness in the intervals between stark terror But in the first couple pages it grips, and does not let the reader go The plot blasts along, and in the rubble it defines th So much about Skinner Luce said leave it on the shelf It is no space opera with beams glittering in void This book has no hard science, it is written from a very feminine viewpoint, the protagonist s relation with her mother takes up about a quarter ...


  9. says:

    This book ranks among the best books I ve read this year I m honestly surprised that I haven t seen mention of it anywhere this should have been nominated for awards, something I first came across this book around the time it came out, on the shelf of a bookstore, and was immediately drawn in by the amazing cover art The writing is beautiful, visceral, and gripping The combination of the otherwordly and the setting of contemporary Boston New England is perfectly executed normally I m resis This book ranks among the best books I ve read this year I m honestly surprised that I haven t seen mention of it anywhere this should have been nominated for awards, something I first came across this book around the time it came out, on the shelf of a bookstore, and was immediately drawn in by the amazing cover art The writing is beautiful, visceral, and gripping The combination of the otherwordly and the setting of contemporary Boston New England is perfectly executed normally I m resistant to contemporary settings, for no particularly good reason, but in this book it doesn t feel jarring or forced It also manages to deal with the topic of slavery servitude in a way that doesn t feel heavy handed or like it s trying to impart some great message Instead, it...


  10. says:

    Bleak doesn t even describe this book, yet I couldn t put it down I had to know the fate of Lucy, a servant made exclusively for slavery to an alien race the Nafikh The Nafikh make Earth a vacation spot unbeknownst to most humans and rely on an advanced network of the servants to tend to their every whim, no matter how violent or horrific Lucy was unique as she arrived as a baby and was adopted by human parents and only when she was older did she learn what she was From there, a life of pai Bleak doesn t even describe this book, yet I couldn t put it down I had to know the fate of Lucy, a servant made exclusively for slavery to an alien race the Nafikh The Nafikh make Earth a vacation spot unbeknownst to most humans an...