Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller is scheduled to the released on September 5, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire and is a young adult sci-fi fantasy. I have to admit that I truly loved reading this Book and felt it was interesting from the first page. I really did not want to put it down. Miller is an amazing writer! The way she created a story that is truly unique, yet very believable. This book really got under my skin because of Miller’s very vivid, realistic characters and setting. The story is about Sal, a street fighter and highway thief, that auditions for a place on the Queen’s Left Hand. Which is her trusted band of assassins. I will not give away any of the plot line, you must read this to find out. I found this book to be an amazing read and I cannot wait for the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book! **I received an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**
SYNOPSIS: 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. 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 steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But 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. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
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