A Thousand Faces

A Thousand Faces

by Janci Patterson

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A Thousand Faces by Janci Patterson

In her debut YA science fiction novel, Janci Patterson presents a thriller that #1 NYT bestseller James Dashner calls “a fantastic book” and #1 NYT bestseller Brandon Sanderson calls “hands down one of my favorite novels of the year.”

In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face. And that’s just what sixteen-year-old Jory and her family of shape-shifting spies can do—alter their faces and bodies to look like anyone. Jory is in training to be a full member of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons.

But when Jory’s parents go missing on the job, Jory is thrown into a world of secrets, lies, and stolen identities that will put all her training to the test. Jory’s always wanted to be a member of the team—

But saving her family wasn't supposed to be part of the job.

Other Praise for A THOUSAND FACES:

"A Thousand Faces is a well-plotted race of a story with fantastic world building. A paranormal Mission Impossible for teens, Jory's world and story are so meticulously parsed together they make you want to look twice at every face you see on the street." -- Aprilynne Pike, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Wings series

"A Thousand Faces is one of those rare books that can include heartbreaking and swoon-worthy romance and equally skillful action and suspense. It's a terrific novel." -Robison Wells, author of the Blackout series

"A THOUSAND FACES is the YA thriller I've been waiting for: a fantastic, troubled heroine, struggling with an incredible power she only barely controls, trapped in a web of supernatural espionage where she can't trust anyone. The pace is quick, the intrigue is devious, and the magic is absolutely fascinating. A brilliant combination of romance, science fiction, and the supernatural." -Dan Wells, author of the Partials Series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625673145
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Series: A Thousand Faces , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 2,838
File size: 509 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Janci Patterson is the author of two other contemporary young adult novels: Everything's Fine, which won the Utah Arts Council award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2007, and Chasing the Skip, which was released by Christy Ottaviano books in 2012. For more about Janci, visit her online at jancipatterson.com.

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A Thousand Faces 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Glad I didn't buy the bundle. Slow plot. Young love, nothing exciting.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This is an amazing read. The characters grow and develop, the twist fitted perfectly into the story, and the concept is amazing! I absolutely love this book, it’s definitely worth your time.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I enjoyed the premise and the story - especially the fact that the leads flubbed, like newbies would, and learned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Left open for next story
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Jory, the female protagonist of A Thousand Faces by Janci Patterson, is special: she has grown up in a shapeshifter family, which means that her parents, as well as Jory herself, have the ability to morph their body into someone else's. Her parents, like many other shapeshifters, work as spies. It sounds easy enough: find a target, turn into that person and then enter the target location as a copy. In reality, however, there is a lot to consider, and a lot that can go wrong. Jory learns this during her first mission. Unfortunately, that first mission was nothing compared to what awaited Jory: her parents go missing during one job. Together with the help of a special friend, Jory tries to find out the truth about their disappearance, but soon discovers that the truth is almost more than she can bear. I decided to read A Thousand Faces by Janci Patterson because I was intrigued by Arya Stark's story line in Game of Thrones (she can basically turn into anyone under certain circumstances), and found the idea of someone being able to change at will and use this for jobs - and also as a survival method - very fascinating. The book did not disappoint. I found it interesting and exciting from start to finish. I particularly liked that it was a bit gritty and not filled with soppy happily ever afters. That doesn't mean it's a depressing story with nothing good happening though! It's just closer to reality than happily ever afters. The characters have to go through challenges and deal with losses. Some things come at a price, and Jory cannot avoid paying it. It was easy to get lost in the story, the writing was smooth and engrossing. There was a good balance of action and quieter scenes; you weren't overwhelmed with one or the other. I'm definitely interested in finding out what will happen to Jory in the future. She's a great character!