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.
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I just love Victorian England with all of its strict rules for Society. And heaven forbid if you are a just a touch different. Well Evelyn is more then just a touch different and she doesn't find out just how much until her sister Rose is kidnapped. On her quest, she will discover yet more people that just don't fit the mold.
I was all set to really love this book as the premise is just so promising. Instead I found that while I really liked some of the characters for the most part, I found the book to be rather boring. There is a lot of action but it really reminded me of a comedy of errors. And with the exception of Evelyn, I don't really feel as I have gotten to know any of the other characters that played such an important part in this book.
While some of my readers might enjoy THESE VICIOUS MASKS, I don't feel that I can really recommend it. We all enjoy different flavors though so if you think you might be interested, give it a try.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.