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Skeletal by Emma Pullar

Gale City is the last city in the world and under the strict control of the illusive Centrals.

When females reach adulthood, they’re given the chance to compete at Showcase for the honour of becoming surrogates for the Morbihan – a highly intelligent, obese race of people, unable to procreate naturally. All the other girls are excited to become hosts, all except Megan Skyla.

Convinced there’s more to life, Skyla teams up with an unlikely friend and they go in search of a cure for the Morbihan condition. Things don’t go to plan and their journey becomes a harrowing quest fraught with danger and deceit.

How can Skyla discover the truth when everything she’s been told is a lie? Can anyone in Gale City ever really be free?

Skyla is about to discover that freedom has a price and she’s going to have to fight to survive.

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Emma Pullar 

Author’s Bio

As a writer, I love to please readers, so… if you enjoyed my work, yay! If not… remember, I write more than one genre and hopefully, the next story I write will be just for you!

If you’re anything like me, you like nosing around author’s websites to find out what makes them tick. I also have a facebook page called: Emma Pullar Storyteller. Drop by and give me a wave.

I have three children, a husband and a naughty cat called Rupert.

I was born and raised in London, England then moved to Christchurch, New Zealand when I was sixteen, where I met my Kiwi husband. I currently live in Kent, England but who knows where I will end up next. I’m a British and New Zealand citizen and I feel fortunate to identify with both cultures. I love travelling and hope to visit more countries and meet more people and learn and grow and share stories!

Writing has always been my passion.

I have a theory that everyone knows what they want to do in life by the age of seven. I wanted to be a dancer, a writer and Prime Minister. Having checked off the first two, I can tell you that I have no desire to do the last one. I prefer to be ruler of my fictional worlds and even then the characters end up ruling me and doing whatever they like!

I started writing stories as soon as I could pick up a pencil and I’ve never stopped.

The first picture book I ever wrote was called ‘Attack of the Killer Wheelie Bins’ and was about wheelie bins getting sick of people stuffing them with rubbish and so they started eating people! Another story I remember writing at primary school was about two kids who fell down a pit and were eaten alive by a beast. It was graphic, the teacher was concerned and called my mother in. It was decided I had a wild imagination and no intervention was needed. Phew!

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My Review

5 stars

The world has been destroyed; all that is left is Gale City. The city is under the strict rule of the Central. This world is divided between the Skeletal and the Morbihan. The Morbihan have everything they could want, are obese, and infertile. The Skeletal resemble their name and are the slaves and workers for the Morbihan.

It is time for Showcase where Skels are lined up and chosen to bear the children for the Morbihan. This is the only chance the Skels have a better life. But Skylar is different; she questions her world and wants out. She is going to learn more about this world than she ever thought and will open more than just her eyes.

This is an amazing dystopian story. The world has become deeply divided between the haves and have nots. Skylar is a have not and does whatever she can to survive. But she wants out of this world. With her invitation for Showcase she thinks that she has found the way out. I loved Bunce, he is that opposite view point that Skylar needs and she is the breath of reality he needs.

This is a great story. It has one heck of an ending and makes it feel like the first in a series. I hope it is, I would love to read more about Skylar.

I received Skeletal from Bloodhound Books for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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