Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Blog Tour: These Vengeful Souls (These Vicious Masks #3) by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas

Title: These Vengeful Souls
Series: These Vicious Masks
Author: Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Published Date: February 20th, 2018
Genre: Magic, Fantasy, YA, Historical fiction
Page Count:304
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Goodreads Summary: 
England, 1883. On the run with the grieving Sebastian Braddock, Evelyn wants two things: to be reunited with her friends, and to get revenge on the evil Captain Goode. Not only has he misused his and Sebastian's powers to rack up a terrible death toll, but he's also completely destroyed any hope of Evelyn or her friends regaining the life they once knew.

Evelyn is determined to make Captain Goode pay for what he's done, but is her revenge worth risking the lives of Sebastian and her friends? Or is it better to flee the city and focus on staying alive? And with the Captain spreading lies about Sebastian in an attempt to flush them out of hiding and turn the populace against them, does she even have a choice at all?


 My Review

May Contain Spoilers

Thank you to XpressoTours for an e-ARC in exchange for my honest review and the opportunity to host the blog tour!

I have read the other two books in this trilogy These Vicious Masks and These Ruthless Deeds and loved them both!

Ending are always something that makes me nervous in books. Will I like it? Will all most questions get answers? Will my favorite characters die or end up happy? These are a lot of things that keep me from finishing a lot of series. This year though I am going to start finishing series/trilogies starting with this one.

Evelyn, Rose, Sebastian, Mr.Kent and the rest of the gang are all still together and things start up right where the first one ended. We see the characters dealing with what happened at the end of These Ruthless Deeds, and how Evelyn and Sebastian are feeling guilty for what happened. The whole gang is now spread throughout the series because of what Captain Goode and the people he has on his side have done and what they continue to do throughout this whole book.
Once the gang is back together after a bit of a struggle, we see them struggling to figure out how to stop Captain Goode and his people all without getting themselves caught by the general public. Sounds easy enough, but it's not because of how despicable Captain Goode is and how he will use any means necessary to try and stop Evelyn and her friends.

Overall I loved this one just as much as the others. I couldn't put it down and read the whole thing in a little over a day. None of the characters had a massive change after what happened and instead they are more determined than ever to stop the Society and Captain Goode from what the have been doing. Evelyn is still out of blood and won't stop for anything to get that until some things get brought to her attention. Sebastian is still blaming himself for everything and thinks he is the worst.
One thing that we hadn't seen before is how Rose's powers affect her ability to trust peoples opinion of her. Its something I hadn't thought of before, but it's a real problem for her, but she also learns how to use it for good. We also see the rest of the group working on their powers and bringing everything together to try and help Evelyn stop Captain Goode.
I say Evelyn specifically because like the other two she is the main person willing to take the risks needed to stop him. She risks everything again and again and makes some not so smart decisions, but she has good intentions.
I loved how two characters end up working together for a change.
The ending while not exactly what I was hoping for it, does make sense considering everything. I am so so sad to see this trilogy ending and I cannot wait to marathon read this whole series soon.

I cant' wait to see what Shanker and Zekas write in the future as I know it will be fantastical and great!

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  1. Great review! This sounds like a compelling, well written, and character driven read! Right up my alley, too! Glad you liked it! :)


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