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Phoebe, Loreto College

A Skinful of Shadows

This book is a deliciously Gothic take which will immediately immerse you in a world where ghosts and spirits roam free. I was particularly
looking forward to reading it as I had enjoyed some of her earlier novels, ' The Lie Tree and Fly by Night.'
The story is set in the 17th century and focuses on Makepeace, a girl who is tormented by ghosts at night. When a ghost inhabits her body, she finds herself harbouring a secret, which when she is sent to the home of her sinister relatives, the Fellmottes, she must be kept under lock and key.
Making friends and enemies along the way, Makepeace discovers more about who and what the Fellmottes are, and she fights to keep herself and her loved ones safe from danger- especially on the brink of the Civil War which could change everything.
I loved this book because it was full of twists and turns and you had to keep reading it in order to keep pace with the story. It was laced with beautiful metaphors, grotesque descriptions and there was a lot of emotion embedded in it also. I didn't want to put it down, and often stayed up late reading in order to find out what happened next. I would rate this book 4 stars and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of this author.

Posted on: 24th April 2019 at 03:14 pm

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