Ayesha, TCOLC Perfictionists
A Skinful of Shadows
A skinful of shadows is an amazing book set in the 1600s. Not only is it exhilarating and gripping, it is packed with history as well. This book was extraordinary from the start, especially because of it’s ‘edge if the seat’ storyline , sudden plot twists and amazing detail. It focuses on the story of a young girl who faces many challenges in her life which makes it relatable yet still incorporates that supernatural element perfectly.
My only criticism, however, is the lack of character development at some points in the book. The connection between Makepeace and her mother isn’t one of the strongest. The mother's character to have been more developed from the start of the story so her death should have had more of an impact. Her death seemed quite predictable and this could have been used as an advantage to build suspense and give an almost anxious feeling.
Overall, the book was an interesting read and quite refreshing in its unique storyline. I would definitely give it at least a 7/10.
Posted on: 16th May 2019 at 10:04 am
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