A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows

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Kate 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 Civil War-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781683351061
Characteristics: 1 online resource (432 pages)


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FPL_JenB Sep 01, 2020

I’d like to read more by Frances Hardinge- The Lie Tree has been on my TBR list for ages! I liked this one very much. It was fairly fast-paced and kept my interest. It was spooky, but not scary. If you liked the Diviners by Libba Bray, you'll probably like this one too.

Jul 24, 2019

Geniously crafted... as all of Hardinge's books are.

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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"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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