A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows

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A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear. From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that's sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.
Publisher: New York :, Amulet Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9781419725722
Characteristics: 415 pages


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ArapahoeJessica Sep 28, 2018

"If someone throws aside their pride and begs with all their heart, and if they do so in vain, then they are never quite the same person afterwards. Something in them dies, and something else comes to life."

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"It is a blow to my vanity to consider the possibility that I am nothing but a bundle of thoughts, feelings, and memories, given life by somebody else's mind. But then again, so is a book."


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CRRL_MaryB Aug 27, 2018

I can see why this was nominated for a Hugo. With a brilliant plot, wonderful characters, and a world of heart, this is a tale worth reading again and worth recommending to others.

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