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09 May 2017

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas (#boutofbooks, Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday)

I started reading These Vicious Masks on my way in to work on Sunday night. About 5am Monday morning I signed up for this week's Bout of Books readathon and, at that point, I had only managed to get to page 30. Silly distractions and work stuff..... but slap "athon" onto my reading and it's like my own superpower is activated. I finished the book at 1:35am Tuesday and didn't even skip sleep to do so.
And it's amazing.
I had read on Amazon that it's like Jane Austen meets X-Men. Whoever wrote that clearly doesn't know their time periods very well, but enough nitpickiness about Regency versus Victorian.... this book is still amazing. I immediately fell in love with Evelyn. From the very first page I knew she was my kind of spunky. And her male counterparts? Oooooh I'm having trouble picking between the two! What I do know is that the ending almost made me fall out of my chair and that I'm super excited to get my hands on the sequel.

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is from the first paragraph or two of a book being read now (or in the future) and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" at The Purple Booker asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

from Amazon:


  1. I like the intro to this, though I'm not sure it's my type of book. Enjoy!

  2. Sounds like an intriguing book.

  3. Sounds like something I would like.

  4. Not a fan of the Jane Austen spin offs but, hope you like these.

    1. But it's not at all a spin-off or Austenesque and isn't even the correct half of the century. Whoever wrote that must have said "hmmm ... 1800s ... must be like Austen" (which it isn't).