Saturday 1 February 2014

Masked by Janelle Stalder

Masked (New World, #2)Masked by Janelle Stalder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've been looking forward to this book ever since finishing Switch, especially with that cliffhanger of an ending! We were introduced to Bridgette in the first book but were not really given the opportunity to get to know her. She is much softer than her sister, Charlotte, but don't mistake that softness for weakness. She is full of life and love and is determined to live each day to its fullness but is also willing to do what she has to in order to survive. She is a fighter. Roman I was super excited to find out more about. In the first book I was never sure what to think of him. He was such an interesting character, however, that I just could not get him out of my head. And now…he's everything I was hoping he would be and more. Don't get me wrong. He's definitely not one of the good guys, but he is soooooo good! He did what he had to in order to survive, but that doesn't really negate his past acts. So where does this leave us? Definitely confused. One thing I really liked about his character was that he never made excuses for who he was or what he did. The only thing he has now is to try to be better, whatever the cost to himself.

I loved each and every character in this story, and I love how the author is able to take a story where there should be a very clear right/wrong and blur those edges. Her characters make decisions based on their feelings and the situations they are involved in rather than the consequences that might come later. There was a lot going on in the story in terms of plot as well. The fight for survival is ongoing but with new revelations around every corner.

Overall I loved this book and I love this series. There was a very nice setup for the next book with the oh so mysteriously intriguing Tyler, and I can't wait! Thank you to Janelle Stalder for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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