Monday, August 8, 2016

These Vicious Masks Review...

Evelyn has no interest in marriage and even the dashing Mr. Kent can’t make her want to live up to society’s expectations. She’d much rather assist her beloved sister Rose in achieving her radical dream of becoming a doctor. But everything changes the night she meets Sebastian Braddock – not only is the reclusive gentleman both vexing and annoyingly attractive, he’s also quite possibly mad, and his interest in Rose is galling. So when Evelyn wakes up to discover that Rose has disappeared, she immediately suspects Sebastian. 

But then she discovers that Sebastian’s strange tales of special powers are actually true, and that Rose’s kidnappers have worse in mind for her than simply ruining her reputation. Surrounded by secrets, lies, and unprecedented danger, Evelyn has no choice but to trust Sebastian, yet she can’t help but worry that Sebastian’s secrets are the most dangerous of all…


So I have mixed feelings about this book.  It was a ya historical fiction book with a little bit of fantasy thrown in. 
Evalyn is a girl who finds out she has the power to heal people with her touch.  When her sister is kidnapped she leaves the comforts of home to search for her.  She is joined in her search by Miss Grey, Mr. Kent and Mr. Braddock among others.  Every person that helps her ends up having their own special talents.  Mr. Braddock is continually trying to protect her by hiding things.  Mr. Kent is pretending to be a detective and hiding his skills from her in order to impress her.  Can the three of them pull together with the help of Miss Grey and find Evalyn’s sister? 
I enjoyed the characters.  I liked the idea behind the story.  However, I felt that the flow and pace were both a bit choppy.  I am assuming there may be a second book or at least I hope so because I was left with more questions than answers.  I did enjoy it and would definitely read more by this author in the future I just wasn’t completely thrilled with it. 
4 stars