In una notte cupa e fredda, Makepeace viene costretta a dormire nella gelida cappella di un cimitero: lì nessuno potrà sentirla gridare terrorizzata nel sonno. Perché lei è molto diversa dalle ragazze che, nell'Inghilterra della metà del Seicento, vivono nel suo villaggio. Makepeace ha un dono, che è anche una maledizione: può accogliere gli spiriti dei morti che vagano alla ricerca di un nuovo corpo. E una sera, per la prima volta, è il fantasma di un orso a trovare rifugio dentro di lei. Quando intorno scoppia la guerra civile e Makepeace viene rapita da una famiglia nobile e misteriosa, l'orso diventa l'unico amico di cui può fidarsi. Insieme potrebbero cambiare le sorti del conflitto. Ma altri spiriti malvagi e potenti vorrebbero piegarla alla loro crudele volontà, per annientare il re e sconvolgere tutta l'Inghilterra. Età di lettura: da 13 anni.
- ISBN: 8804722770
- Casa Editrice: Mondadori
- Pagine: 432
Frances Hardinge's latest offering certainly didn't disappoint, in fact, she may just be one of my new favourite authors. Her writing is so original, innovative and different , I don’t know where she gets all her ideas from but I’m praying she never runs out. This novel blends historical fiction with Leggi tutto
November 2017 I always knew I would be reading this book after being lucky enough to read the sampler from Netgalley back in the summer. And what a wonderful treat of a book this was. Set during the English civil war, at the height of witch hunts, comes the story of a family with a very unusual gift. Leggi tutto
“A Skinful of Shadows” by Frances Hardinge is the follow-up to her 2015 book “The Lie Tree”. However, “Shadows” is set just prior to the English civil war in the 1650’s era and utilizes as a background the gaining momentum of that war. The seventeenth century is not a common time period in which to Leggi tutto
Ms Hardinge was on my radar for a very long time, and finally managed to read her. Bad thing I never knew that it was a follow up but the good thing was I never realized before or after reading it that it was a follow-up to The Lie Tree. Only after reading other reviews I came to know of this fact.
Hardinge's novels are always a delight to read. I loved Lie Tree and loved this one too. Although a tad less feminist than The Lie Tree, still a great book for teens to read to see girls CAN be their own heros, without the need of a male company. Such a refreshing and imaginative read in this world o Leggi tutto
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/11/11/... Earlier this year I had the pleasure of reading Frances Hardinge’s A Face like Glass, and afterward I just knew I had to read more of her work. Because of this, I picked up the audiobook of A Skinful of Shadows, and I’m happ Leggi tutto
I loved The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, and had high hopes for her next offering. I wasn't disappointed. This was the perfect blend of history, magical realism and dark fantasy. Set in the early days of the English Civil War, Makepeace has been raised by her mother to fear and fight off the dead w Leggi tutto
Amazing. Incredible. Fabulous. A Skinful of Shadows is everything I know Hardinge is capable of. The story is creepy and brilliant, but heartfelt and emotive. I loved the main character, Makepeace, but as is usual for Frances Hardinge, all of her characters are vivid and filled with life. No complai Leggi tutto
I had a REALLY strong horror vibe in the first part of this book. Great atmosphere, vivid emotional impact, and I felt like I had no control. Beautiful. Hardinge is really great at this. :) After that, however? The book went from being possessed by the ghost of a bear to a story of fantasy intrigue i Leggi tutto
"There was a little girl lost in the woods, who was chased by a wolf. She ran and ran until her feet were torn, but she knew that the wolf had her scent and was still coming after her. In the end she had to make a choice. She could keep on running and hiding and running forever, or she could stop
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