Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wishing For Wednesday: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)

The word "assassins" is what first caught my attention when I read the synopsis of this one. And the fact that our hero is a thief bent on revenge. The reviews coming in seem to be mixed, and I have seen comparisons made to the Hunger Games. I am really curious about Mask of Shadows though and can't wait to read it.


Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (Book #1; 384 pgs)
Release Date: August 29, 2017 by Sourecebooks Fire
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more 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, Emeral, 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. [Goodreads Summary]

Does this sound like something you would like to read too?


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36 comments:

  1. OMG!! This sounds SO very fascinating!! I do see the "Hunger Games" vibe, but the other plot elements make this more original. I also see a Sarah J. Maas vibe, with the mention of assassins. Still, I'm really intrigued! Plus, that cover is absolutely STUNNING!! What an AWESOME pick this week, Wendy!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own CWW post!! You're the SWEETEST feline ever!! Lol. HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Maria - Doesn't it? I am really excited about this one. It's been getting a lot of buzz, so I hope it lives up to the hype. I really like the cover as well.

      I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  2. I have this one and planned to review it, but I'm leaning hard on waiting to read it closer to when the next book will be release. Idk, I'm still trying to decide. It does sound really good though!

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    1. Christy - Does that mean you think it has a cliff hanger ending? I'm prone to wait if a book does. I hate waiting to find out what happens. I'm so impatient. LOL

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  3. I've seen this book around and it looks interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading it.

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  4. This sounds so action packed and lethal! I love it - great pick!

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    1. Verushka - I think it does too! I can't wait to read it.

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  5. Wow, you had me at assassins and revenge... It sounds awesome! Great choice.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday

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  6. Gorgeous cover, and this one is on my Wishlist too!

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    1. Darlene - Hopefully we will both end of reading and loving this one!

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  7. This sounds great. I think it's already on my wishlist but I'll have to check.

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  8. Yes! This one has been on my TBR for a while and I'm rather excited for this one as well. I hope you enjoy it!

    My CWW: https://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2017/08/cant-wait-wednesday-10th-anniversary.html

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    1. Sam Frost - Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as well.

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  9. People seem to either love this or hate. My co-blogger is going to read it, since I am more of the contemporary reader. I hope you read it and fall into the "love" category.

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    1. Sam Kozbial - From what little I've read about it, that does seem to be the case. I hope your co-blogger and I both lean more towards the loving it side of the spectrum as well!

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  10. This sounds really good. Love the cover.

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  11. Sounds full of action and intrigue! Great pick!

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    1. Renee - I can't resist action and intrigue. :-)

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  12. I've got an ARC of this I need to read soon! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier.

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  13. I am actually a bit on the fence with this one. I really had a bit of an internal debate about it when I was trying to decide if I wanted to request it. I will look forward to a few reviews before making my decision. I do hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it.

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    1. Carole - Thank you! I hope I enjoy it as well. Maybe just wait until more reviews come out and then decide if you want to read it or not.

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  14. It's a very striking cover so I hope it turns out as good as it looks. A lot of my blogger friends are reading this one!

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    1. Chuckles - It's gotten a lot of attention because of the marketing, that's for sure. Hopefully it will live up to the hype.

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  15. I'm reading this now. I haven't gotten too far in yet but so far am really enjoying it, especially the gender fluid main character. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

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    1. Suzanne - That is good news! I hope you continue to enjoy it. I like that aspect of the book as well. It isn't too often you read a book with a gender fluid main character.

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  16. Wow, THAT cover looks gorgeous! Hope you´ll enjoy it.
    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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  17. I'm so excited to read this too, awesome choice!

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  18. Tammy - Thank you! It does sound good, doesn't it?

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