Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Hardcover416 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Amulet Books
ISBN: 1419725726

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 defence 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."

I got a 5 chapter sampler of this book from NetGalley, so my review is based off the sampler! I will update my review if/when I read the full novel! 

I have never read a book by Hardinge before, but this sampler clearly showed that she has a way with words! I really liked her writing style and how descriptive she was. The author weaved in some interesting plot points and information within the first 5 chapters of the book that makes me VERY intrigued to see how the rest of the book is going to develop. 

With an intriguing plot and already likable characters, I can tell this book is going to be a winner! I cannot wait to finish the entire book!

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook sampler was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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