Waiting on Wednesday: ‘These Vicious Masks’ by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

These Vicious MasksWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick, we chose a book that we’ve been super-hyped about since hearing it referred to as X-Men meets Jane Austen, specifically, These Vicious Masks by the writing team comprised of Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas!

Thankfully for us, we were blessedly gifted an advanced e-version of the book from NetGalley (review to come closer to publication) which we hope to get to soon.

For everyone else, physical and digital versions of the period superhero piece will hit shelves February 9, 2016!

Intrigued? Tickled? Want to know actual information to make an informed decision? Keep reading for the tantalizing synopsis.

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…

Jane Austen meets X-Men in this thrilling Victorian adventure!

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