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!
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.