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"One must have the right costume, the right Faces, and at least 82 ways of avoiding assassination."

Book Review: A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge
Neverfell appears in Cheesemaster Grandible's tunnels, aged five, with no memory of her past and a face that Grandible deems must be hidden from view. Some years later, an opportunity arises for her to begin to question this state of affairs. From there, of course, it is only a matter of time before chaos overcomes the magical underground city of Caverna with its spectacular and dangerous delicacies, and its five-hundred-year-old Grand Steward. The plot twists, and twists, and twists again. Sometimes I could see what was coming around the corner, but at least as often it was a complete surprise. I think this may well be Frances' best book to date.
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