- File Size: 4094 KB
- Print Length: 260 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1516103645
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (August 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2017
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N0N2LMH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,200 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Masked Possession (The Masked Arcana Series) Kindle Edition
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On the whole though the characters did connect with the reader. We did want to see where it would take us so not a bad read and with some tightening could be a really good one.
Masked Possession's strongest part, in my opinion, is the world the author created. I was super interested in the idea of a PR agency for supernatural beings. The author did a good job immersing the reader into that world without dumping all the info at once. The story introduced elements as it went, slowly easing the reader into Caro Yates' life.
Caro was an interesting character. She was a halfblood--her mother was a Masquareda, a.k.a., a supernatural being that can change its appearance and personality. But Caro had no experience exploring her abilities. She'd chosen to keep that part of herself hidden, despite working closely with other supernatural beings.
As a PR for supernaturals, Caro was assigned a job to help Eric, the leader of the Masquareda who was suffering with a condition due to the fact that he had taken too many masks--almost like taking too many personalities.
The moment they meet, Caro and Eric are drawn to each other, and that's when I started to have a little bit of problem with the story. The insta-love vibe I was getting hurt the connection I was still trying to establish with the characters. There was little to no tension or angst or slow burn, and the more I read, the more I'm learning slow burn is really my thing. Sure I'll go for some insta-lust or love every now and then, but it needs to have enough tension or angst to grab my attention. The romance in Masked Possession didn't.
With my lack of connection with the romance, I had to focus on the worldbuilding. Fortunately for Masked Possession, that was unique and interesting enough. I liked seeing different supernatural beings interacting. The author brought a few old ones, like the famous vampires, and new ones (at least for me), like Eric and Caro's species.
For me, Masked Possession lacked in the romance department, but impressed when it came to its unique premise in a genre I hope will return to the shelves soon enough.
So you can well imagine that when the Heirarch of the Masquerada reaches out to a PR agency for help whilst unraveling and been taken over by his numerous alter egos it's not something done lightly. Trusting a woman half human and half something else doesn't come easy but Eric connects with Caro in the most unusual way! Yet this couple have something in common that neither realise and it's a connection that's deadly.
As mentioned I didn't exactly become as involved as I'd wanted in this idea but after about twenty five percent in I started to enjoy the story and these characters more. Admittedly it's a crazy concept and perhaps the pace slower than I like so yes I wanted more action to be sprinkled throughout. Instead we get a lot of time getting to know the couple who are clearly madly attracted to each other but Caro doesn't exactly come clean with Eric. To be fair though Eric is constantly warned off Caro by trusted advisors but he is one very stubborn individual!
So as Eric struggles to keep his crown the author starts dropping hints about possible enemies and yes unfortunately it was embarrassing at times the way Caro just ignored her instincts. I'm not overly fond of pantomime, obvious villains but have to admit the ending was such a crazy idea that it wasn't something I could have ever predicted . A fabulous, imaginative world that is full of potential but this reader would have preferred a little more action along the way.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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