These Vicious Masks Review

Title: These Vicious Masks
Author: Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
Series: These Vicious Masks #1
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: 9 February 2016
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 298
Rating: 4.75
Reading Timeline: 11 March 2017 - 14 March 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they're not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convince that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true -- and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

Oh my word. I remember seeing this book popping up everywhere on Instagram and Youtube last year. And I have been meaning to read it for a while now! I am super excited to read this book. And to be honest I didn't really know what this book was about until I typed out the synopsis above... I know... I am so terrible... Please note that I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours for the upcoming blog tour for the second book. This has not affected my opinion in any way. All thoughts below are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book as actually pretty addictive. I loved reading this book. The writing in this book definitely set the mood. I was actually impressed by this book. I couldn't tell the difference between the different authors which I thought was a really big thing!

The words blurred together and created an image of the story and soon the book was playing out in front of my eyes as if it was a movie. This rarely happens and I loved this book for giving me that experience.

Plot Thoughts:

The one criticism that I have is that everything took so long to get going but once it did, damn, it went moving. I know a lot of people might fight me on that point but I felt as if it took longer than necessary to get to started.

I loved how everything unfolded and how as readers we were constantly on the edge of seat as everything unplayed. I loved how everything was slowly revealed as if you were pealing away layers and layers of wrapping paper. It was definitely a smart move on the authors' part as it kept you interested in the story the entire time. Personally, it was a great experience to read this book. I was thoroughly impressed once again by this story.

Character Thoughts:

I loved Evelyn. She was pretty much the book version of me. She was funny, sarcastic and strayed, as much as her mother would let her, from the norm of the 1800's society. Evelyn was incredibly intelligent and knew that there was more to life than just a husband. I also admired her strong family orientation that she held towards her sister. It was truly inspirational.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I loved this book. I knew that I would enjoy it but I absolutely loved this book. It made my day every time I picked it up. I cannot wait to read the second one! Especially after that cliffhanger. If you want an incredible read, then this book is for you! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for sending my a copy of this book for the These Ruthless Deeds Blog Tour

Yours in Reading, 



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