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Isabelle, St Helen and St Katharine

A Skinful of Shadows

This book was enticing for me. I think that this is probably one of the best books I have ever read. As it contained original ideas and moving characters I even felt like Makepeace and I were quite similar because we both adored animals and felt that they had feelings and personalities – just like humans. I liked the sinister mask of the so-called inheritance; of how when they acquired titles and land they also gained spirits and had their souls destroyed. I also thought that the characters were written extraordinarily well and I felt like I was one with the story - I felt what Makepeace felt and saw what she saw. She was very well written and very, very smart. It is not often that you find a book whose characters feel human in the sense that they are as emotional as we are and just as imperfect too; also she had very different reactions to those common characters who are so infinitely brave, more like the reactions of an everyday human being so I treasured this rare pleasure and savored every moment of the plot. Some of my favorite bits included the web of lies that she weaves, the name she assumes for herself; somebody else’s name for a Makepeace who has become somebody else. One thing I've got to mention is how just because some of it was exciting/serious I laughed at other times such as when the fortune teller rearranges Symond Felmotte to sly demon meltt foe and Sorry’s name (Just imagine the introductions!) overall this is he best book I've read in ages.

Posted on: 4th June 2019 at 08:49 am

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