These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas?

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas really had this high appeal factor for me — it’s about a girl who just wants to find her sister. It is set during the proper England era. Actually, I think the technical term is the Victorian era. Anyways, so there’s sleuthing. There is also MAGIC. So you know, it does not take a lot to get me on board to read this book. Of course, I had to listen to it because I am going through this project where I am listening to as many of my Netgalley queue books as possible.

What’s The Story Here?

Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas’s These Vicious Masks kicks off this series about Evelyn – who is sick of balls but instead wants to learn more about medicine. As it turns out, she has this ability to heal people and is known throughout her village for being helpful with the healing skills. Anyways, her sister Rose goes missing. So, Evelyn being a kickass lady, decides to go looking for her, propriety be damned. She’s got the help of two men – Mr. Kent and Mr. Braddock. Oh and Mr. Braddock is claiming that Evelyn has a magical power as does her sister. So, at first Evelyn is all, that’s bullshit. Eventually though, her mind starts to change. Friends, that’s really the book’s plot in a nutshell.

How Did I Like These Vicious Masks?

Hmm, well, I thought These Vicious Masks was an okay book. I am not about to start a fan club or anything out of love for this book. Evelyn’s dedication to her sister, Rose, was quite amazing. I did also enjoy the X-Men vibe (even though I still have not seen that movie). Overall, though, I did not entirely connect with this book. Maybe if I had read instead of listened? Either way, it just wasn’t a new favorite for me. I don’t think I will continue with the series either. Or at least, I will not prioritize continuing with the series.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Heather Wilds. I have not listened to anything narrated by Wilds before. Overall, I think that I would have been served better listening at a slower pace. My attention wandered A LOT while listening to this book. These Vicious Masks is 8 hours and 44 minutes and friends, I felt every single one of those minutes — even at 2x speed. So, this wasn’t entirely for me via audio, but that’s not to say you wouldn’t enjoy it.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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