A Skinful of Shadows

Frances Hardinge
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A Skinful of Shadows


Frances Hardinge's A Skinful of Shadows is an entertaining YA horror/fantasy set in mid-1600s England. The story involves an aristocratic family who has the hereditary ability to harbor spirits of the dead within their bodies, and I appreciated that it considers both the harm and good that can come from such an ability. I liked the strong sense of the place and time, and I liked the mental strength and determination of the heroine, Makepeace. As an adult, my perspective may not be that of the target audience, but I can say that I enjoyed this novel very much.

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