A Skinful of Shadows (Hardcover)

By Frances Hardinge

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419725722, 432pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

List Price: 19.99*
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About the Author

Frances Hardinge is the winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for young people, including Cuckoo Song, Fly By Night, and A Face Like Glass. She lives in England.
 


Praise For A Skinful of Shadows

**STARRED REVIEW**
" . . . a delicious combination of historical adventure, coming-of-age tale, and supernatural intrigue"


**STARRED REVIEW**
"Hardinge's plot is both unpredictable and rock-solid, her settings full of smells, her imagery vivid . . . Deliberate, impeccable, and extraordinary."


**STARRED REVIEW**
"A Skinful of Shadows is outlandishly creative and thoroughly blood-chilling. Her storytelling is visceral and unfurls at an exciting pace, making this novel a wonderful, weird and terrifying addition to her body of work."


**STARRED REVIEW**
"Hardinge’s writing is stunning, and readers will be taken hostage by its intensity, fascinating developments, and the fierce, compassionate girl leading the charge."
 


**STARRED REVIEW**
"Hardinge continues to create multifaceted characters, well-researched historical settings, and laugh-out-loud dialogue that will enrapture strong readers of fantasy and complex historical fiction. VERDICT A book that only Hardinge could write; add this masterful and spooky historical fantasy to upper middle grade and YA shelves."


**STARRED REVIEW**
"The visceral immediacy of Hardinge’s prose . . . can sometimes be unsettling, but the prose itself is always original and invigorating"
 


"The setting allows for plenty of action and intrigue . . . It all ends on a strange and bittersweet note, but Hardinge fans will be accustomed to that by now and will not be disappointed here."


"?The novel is a very descriptive and craftily written . . . It would be ideal for tenacious students looking for a good ghost story."