#BookReview | A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge @PiqueBeyond

Title: A Skinful of Shadows
By: Frances Hardinge
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Pages: 416
Release Date: September 21st, 2017
Publisher: Macmillan
Audience: Young Adult

Summary from Goodreads: "Frances Hardinge weaves another darkly extraordinary tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her follow up to the Costa Award-winning novel The Lie Tree

'Hardinge is an unusual talent who deserves to be read by children and adults alike'

This is the story of a bear-hearted girl . . .

Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide.
Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding.

Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard.

And now there's a spirit inside her.

The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defense when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret.

But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death."

Review:  I am a big fan of Frances Hardinge. She always pulls you into the story right off the bat and keeps you entertained until the very end. This book was no exception.


I only received the first few chapters to review, but I am already hooked and want to know what's going to happen to Makepeace and her ghost bear.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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