A Face Like Glass

A Face Like Glass

by Frances Hardinge

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Overview

An enchanting underground world hides sinister secrets in this YA fantasy from award-winning author Frances Hardinge

An ALA/ALSC Notable Children’s Book

In the underground city of Caverna, the world’s most skilled craftspeople 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 he slits 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 . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419731235
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 149,401
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Frances Hardinge is the winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for children, including Cuckoo Song, The Lost Conspiracy, Fly By Night, Well Witched, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. www.franceshardinge.com.

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