Twelve-year-old Makepeace should have listened to her mother.  She should have known that returning to her father’s family would be a mistake.  Now, her life is at stake.  And the only way to save it may be by claiming her terrible birthright–and allowing a ghost inside her.

REVIEW: Frances Hardinge is one of the best YA fantasy authors writing today.  She avoids the common YA tropes to write highly original stories that typically have just a twist of the supernatural or the creepy.  And her prose is beautiful, effortless, sometimes speaking truths that hit the heart.  A Skinful of Shadows exemplifies all the best qualities of Hardinge’s work, bringing the readers a story that feels breathlessly new.

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