Series: These Vicious Masks #1
Received: Received a copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: February 9, 2016
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Jane Austen meets X-Men in this gripping and adventure-filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London.
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 convinced 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.
Well this was one of the most intense books I've read in awhile... so much action and adventure, and I definitely love the comparison of Jane Austen meets X-Men, it's kind of almost perfect. I was so taken with this story and I could not put it down, I really loved the characters and the action in the book just keeps readers on their toes.
It is a hard story to describe, it is one of those kind of books that you just want to say look at how beautiful the cover is, it's a great book to base off of just that fact alone. But there is so much more to this story, this is a beautiful book about a girl who is determined to find and save her sister. Evelyn is the only one who can truly tell that something is off with how her sister, Rose just ups and disappears one night.
I absolutely love Evelyn, she is very different and wants to get away from the whole society aspect of life, she is her own person and she loves doing things for herself. I absolutely loved how tough Evelyn is and how she fought with all she had to find her sister. As the story goes on, many special powers are revealed that help these people fight to get out of danger. It took some time to really understand what was happening with Evelyn, but these two authors really set the scene for a great series with this book. I can only see it getting better and more intense as the series continues on in the future.
This book is full of action, intrigue and some great romance, but the best part is that it has a main character who defies ideals and is someone who dreams of bigger things. She is not about the romance because she wants to be able to pursue her own dreams of becoming a nurse and really helping people. This is a story with a main character to really look up to and that really brought the story up in my eyes. All together this was such a fun book and I'm so excited for more to come in the future with everyone involved!