Review: A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

Posted May 8, 2017 by girlswit in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Review: A Face Like Glass by Frances HardingeA Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Published by Amulet Books on May 9th, 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 496
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In the underground city of Caverna, the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare—wines that remove memories, cheeses that make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. On the surface, the people of Caverna seem ordinary, except for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to express (or fake) joy, despair, or fear—at a steep price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. Neverfell's expressions are as varied and dynamic as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, except hers are entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . .

 

Review:  

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

When I read the synopsis for this book I was immediately intrigued and excited to read it. Unfortunately, this book did not keep my attention and I was unable to finish it. I tried over the course of two weeks to finish it but was easily distracted. Since I only read 50% of the book I am unable to provide a full review; however, from what I read the pacing was slow and the characters were annoying.  

Although this book did not appeal to me it has appealed to many others. I looked over Goodreads and saw many other people enjoyed this book and it is currently rated 4.28 out of 5 stars.

 

 

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