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Mask of Shadows By Linsey Miller Deryn Edwards,

  • Title: Mask of Shadows
  • Author: Linsey Miller Deryn Edwards
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that But gender fluid Sal wants nothing than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper class and the nobles who destroyed their home When Sal Leon steals a poster announcing open auditions for the Left Hand, a powerful collection of the Queen s personal assassins named for the rings she wSallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that But gender fluid Sal wants nothing than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper class and the nobles who destroyed their home When Sal Leon steals a poster announcing open auditions for the Left Hand, a powerful collection of the Queen s personal assassins named for the rings she wears Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, and Opal their world changes They know it s a chance for a new life.Except the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex soldiers A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials But Sal must survive to put their real reason for auditioning into play revenge.
    Mask of Shadows Sallot Leon is a thief and a good one at that But gender fluid Sal wants nothing than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper class and the nobles who destroyed

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    1. This book was so dull, which is weird, for a book that contains mostly action and not much else.To mention this book in the same breath as Sarah J Maas or Leigh Bardugo is just laughable I don t even like Maas books, but she has a writing style that makes her books easy to follow, and easy to read This book is composed of too much action and dialogue, with little introspection and no art Had I not read the blurb for the book, I would not have known what it was about, even after reading it 1 3 of [...]

    2. If that wasn t the most tedious thing in the existence of ever I was this close to DNF ing except I ve gotten to AUGUST without DNF ing a book so I m trying to keep a record here, ok The worst part is the blurb is SO AWESOME and the story justwell, it didn t work for me, chaps It suffers monstrously from info dumping, a cliche plot, and very tedious and endless training descriptions.But I m gonna give you a list, because you like lists I can see it in your eyes.OH But before we go on I want to s [...]

    3. Over half of my friends didn t like this book but I freaking loved it There was only one little aspect I didn t like but it wasn t too bad Sal gets into the Audition to become the next Opal a particular assassin for the Queen Sal has other plans, Sal wants to find out all of the people involved in killing everyone in Nacea This book is freaking awesome if you like assassins and people going around trying to kill each other and blood and guts and what not There are a group of these assassins and [...]

    4. Per Linsey Miller s Twitter There are new ARCs out, so bringing this back Sal explains it in text, but please use they them pronouns for Sal in reviews discussions LinseyMillerIn light of this, I ve updated this review to reflect they them pronouns when referring to Sal I apologize if my choice to review to Sal as he in my previous review for ease of understanding for readers offended anyone _______________________________If I had one to describe this book in one word, it would have to be Reduct [...]

    5. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a hard one to review Linsey Miller s debut novel truly did have a lot of potential, and I do believe that the following installments will be much better than this first book that was laying the groundwork for this world Unfortunately, this book read very slow and it makes the story in general feel very underwhelming Trigger Warnings for misgendering, violence, and gore In this world, Queen Ignasi ended the civil [...]

    6. Full review now posted I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I don t think there is much to say about a book like Mask of Shadows In some respects, it very much reflects every single YA fantasy book out there Specifically, and I apologize if this comparison has already been made by, basically, every single person who s already read the book, the plot bears remarkably similarities to the Hunger Games concept I have to point out, though, and sorry i [...]

    7. RELEASE DAY August 29, 2017 This book has crazy mixed reviews, but I LOVED it and highly recommend PReview also found at The Paranormal Paladin.The only person I think of at the moment who reminds me of Sal is Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, even though that isn t accurate But, it kind of fits in my mind, so I m going with it.I was Sallot Leon one of the last children of Nacea, orphan and street fighter, highway thief and Twenty Three.This book isn t released until September, so I don t want to [...]

    8. DNF 34% As much as I hate leaving books unfinished, there s nothing that makes me want to continue Taking place in a generic fantasy world, Linsey Miller s debut focuses on Sal, a thief who enters a competition to become one of the Queen s Assassins und familiar yet This offers some really great representation, as Sal is genderfluid I appreciated how they weren t completely defined by this, and the plot was the primary focus However, despite the representation this offers, Sal isn t a very stron [...]

    9. Dull, confusing and disappointing Wow, I was really excited to read this book because of all the hype around it but it completely crashed and burned for me I rarely rate books even the ones I really couldn t get into one star but this is the exception I m not gonna believe all the hype about another book again until I ve read it myself so that I m not as disappointed, like in this case.

    10. Release date September 5, 2017I read this because the description said it was perfect for fans of Bardugo and Maas, but this is nowhere near the same level of writing or creative story I can see how the competition feels like the one in Throne of Glass, but it s pretty much just a Hunger Games ripoff The only thing this book has going for it is Sal, the gender fluid thief who s the main character Sal likes to be referred to as he she they depending on what they re wearing The explanations of wha [...]

    11. WrensReads Review This was me when I read this Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast paced action This was me about fifty pages in I m not sure who decided to come up with that little quote about it being like Maas and Bardugo, but I just have one question have you read any Mass or Bardugo Like I understand the whole fight and see who whens to be on this [...]

    12. Full review coming soon, closer to pub date Action packed, daring, engaging and romantic, Mask of Shadows was everything I wanted and I will definitely be pre ordering my own copy of this one off of , and I already can t wait for the sequel

    13. I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not persuade my actual opinion of the book.1 star maybe 1.5, if I m feeling nice.I m sorry, but I just couldn t enjoy this From the first chapter I sort of guessed that I wouldn t, with how the story just jumped into the action so quickly and so suddenly I really disliked it But not only that, but the writing wasn t great either it lacked depth and barely described any of the scenes in ways people could actually image Ah [...]

    14. I received an advance copy of this book for free Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley They d welcomed me into their house, and I was going to tear it down This was a YA fantasy story, about a gender fluid thief who trained to be an assassin.Sal was an interesting character, and it took me a while to realise that he she was gender fluid, and changed his her preferred gender as often as he she changed his her clothes It was an interesting element to the story though, and I felt sorry for him h [...]

    15. fuckkkkkk this book I m so glad it s over Oh my god This was a struggle to finish I had to skim read the last few pages because I was so angry and ready to be done with this shit For my review I m going to try to be as non spoilery as I can, but if spoilers come out then I m sorry You ve been warned Also I m sorry if this is super incoherent, but I m just writing down my thoughts as they come to me Here we go Words to describe this book unmemorable, confusing, messy, unoriginalHonestly while rea [...]

    16. UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME I see reviews saying they re excited to read this because of the MC s gender Then I see reviews saying the only good thing about this is the MC s gender and most of the book sucks.Okay So If the only interesting thing a book has to offer is a character s gender, or the only good thing people say is the genderah that is just the lamest thing ever When your only selling point is gender Or that s the only thing people latch onto.That is just so stupid Sorry not sorry I unders [...]

    17. Official comments Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue MASK OF SHADOWS completely delivered Fantasy fans will love this book.Unofficial comments this was a seriously fun book.

    18. See of my reviews on my blog the Book DeviantI would like to thank the people at Sourcebooks Fire for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley, as well as to Shauna at b00kstorebabe for sending me a physical ARC.Books that blew me away are always hard for me to write reviews for In truth, I went in with hesitant expectations I wanted to love this book, but mixed reviews had made me cautious, especially with the genderfluid main character I didn t want to be hurt with harmful rep, specifical [...]

    19. I was lucky enough to read an earlier draft of this, and it is seriously one incredible book Perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Scott Lynch, this action packed, twisty novel will keep you on the edge of your seat Sal is an incredible protagonist, the world building is incredibly real feeling, and there s even some gorgeous romance for all your shipping feels.

    20. THIS BOOK GUYS.EVERYBODY ADD THIS TO YOUR TO READ.BUY ITALL THE THINGS.I can t impress upon you how awesome and amazingly written this book is, and the feels you ll be reeling with for a week s after So yeah.YOU GUYS HAVE GOT TO READ THIS.

    21. 3 starsGenre Fantasy Young AdultType Book 1 in the Mask of Shadows SeriesPOV First Person Sallot Leon aka Sal a twenty three year old was an orphan Survived in the streets by fighting and becoming a great thief He was the last children of Nacea he had a goal, it was to become the next Opal aka the right hand of the Queen He wouldn t stop until he accomplished it Honestly, this book was a bit hard to follow like I understood the story and overall it was good However it was a bit confusing because [...]

    22. You know that feeling when a book jumps out at you and the rest of the world fades away MASK OF SHADOWS by Linsey Miller did that to me and getting to the end had me thinking, now that s a great story Imagine Fate dumping the opportunity to better your life, gain the respect of others and get a long awaited revenge on those responsible for the death of Sallit s people Sallit is all that is left, a skilled thief, living in poverty and filth This is Sal s chance to change that, but first the audit [...]

    23. This review can also be found at fortheloveofbooksreviewssI received a copy of this book from NetGalley Sal is a thief, living in a world complicated by politics and war Still haunted by the shadows , they steal for Grell, but they re tired of it After stealing from some nobles, Sal finds a flyer that could change their life If they prove their worth, they can audition to be part of the Queen s Left Hand, a group of assassins that get their namesakes from the rings that the Queen wears Opal has [...]

    24. A big thank you goes to Linsey Miller, Sourcebooks, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this free copy in exchange for an unbiased review.What an original premise and a bold move on Miller s part Sal, a street fighter and highway thief, auditions for a place on the Queen s Left Hand, her trusted band of assassins She He then goes by Twenty three and learns how to kill and also falls in love It s a battle to the death It s also an androgynous stand in the YA genre, which I thoroughly respec [...]

    25. Ahoy there me mateys I received this young adult fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings .This novel is about a young gender fluid adult in a competition to become a court assassin for the purposes of revenge Should have been a perfect catch but ended up being such a disappointment that I hereby decree that this book must walk the plank Be forewarned dark opinions abide below .Now this book is getting comparisons to Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo [...]

    26. The synopsis for Mask of Shadows says perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo I think whoever wrote that set this book up to fail in comparison to those two writer s books Comparing a book to the likes of Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo is a very bold claim and I feel like because of that claim and the epic sounding synopsis, I was let down by this book.The plot is kind of boring and unoriginal It felt a lot like The Hunger Games and by a lot, I mean almost an exact copy I m no [...]

    27. This book grabbed me from beginning to end The assassins, the deadly competition, the world in turmoil, the slow burn romance Sal is a hero to root for, cunning and ingenious and ruthless when they need to be, but with a spark of goodness and humanity The gender fluidity isn t a huge plot point here, especially since it seems to be accepted by others in this world I especially loved the witty repartee between the members of the queen s Left Hand This is a thrilling, immersive fantasy you should [...]

    28. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest opinion and I feel so incredibly lucky I did.Ahhh, my friends This book, this book is a beauty Right away I need to say that I am both cis and straight, so the gender fluid aspect of the book, while a huge delight to me, can t possibly be as important to me as someone who identifies similarly to Sal I m so looking forward to those reviews in the future, seeing how special and meaningful this book could be That being said, this book is an absolute [...]

    29. This book had a lot of potential The premise was there and it made sense, but it lost itself in info dumping, inaccessible characters, and overt similarities to other books Things I Liked I actually thought the premise of the competition to become the Queen s next assassin was great It made complete sense kill the other competitors and don t get caught It was smart and allowed the book to have a lot of action and fight scenes The tests the competitors faced were also very logical specific tasks [...]

    30. This book has a gender fluid thief competiting to become the Queens assassin OMG Yes Please The assassin competition totally gave me Throne of Glass vibes and I really enjoyed the representation of a gender fluid character The Queen has 4 assassins called the Left Hand and each assassin is called by the gem the queen where on her left hand Theres Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst and Opal Since Opal died the Queen is holding a competition to replace herAt first I was dying to know what sexe the main chara [...]

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