Waiting on Wednesday 07/12/17

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge (October 10, 2017 by Amulet Books)

I am right now reading Frances Hardinge’s A Face Like Glass and I’m finding myself so enamored with it that I just had to go look up her other books. While doing that I was happy to discover that she actually has an upcoming novel that it is set to drop this fall. I’m loving her vivid imagination and beautiful prose, and here’s hoping I’ll find more of it in A Skinful of Shadows.


A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Kate is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear. From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.

14 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 07/12/17”

  1. Ohh, now I’m all intrigued by this author who I’ve not read before. This sounds so good, the cover is gorgeous and beautiful writing? Sign me up.
    Lynn 😄


  2. Wow. That… just… wow. And the U.S. cover with the gravestone (I’m guessing that’s a gravestone?), blue background, and the bear’s shadow. It’s gorgeous.

    Stop convincing me to add books to my TBR pile, Mogsy!! XD


  3. I really need to read something by this author. I own The Lie Tree so I don’t know why I haven’t. Oh yea, I do – TIME. I think this one sounds intriguing and she sure has some beautiful covers. I think I like the blue one better here though.


  4. OMG – give it to me now! This sounds great. And how awesome it comes out on Halloween (which I know because I’ve already went to Goodreads and placed it on the wishlist). You’re such an evil enabler.


    • LOL you just made me realize I typo’ed the title, it’s actually A Face Like Glass…fixed! Why I thought “A Face Full of Glass” I don’t know, maybe I was just feeling violent at the time 😛 In any case, I just finished the book and I loved it!


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