A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

In the underground city of Caverna the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare — wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but 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 show (or fake) joy, despair or fear — at a price… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping & confinement
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