Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: These Vengeful Souls (These Vicious Masks #3) by Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker
These Vengeful Souls is the third and final book in the These Vicious Masks series by Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker! I am excited to be a part of this tour! Check out my review below and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway for a finished copy of These Vengeful Souls (open internationally)!
England, 1883. On the run with the grieving Sebastian Braddock, Evelyn wants two things: to be reunited with her friends, and to get revenge on the evil Captain Goode. Not only has he misused his and Sebastian’s powers to rack up a terrible death toll, but he’s also completely destroyed any hope of Evelyn or her friends regaining the life they once knew.
Evelyn is determined to make Captain Goode pay for what he’s done, but is her revenge worth risking the lives of Sebastian and her friends? Or is it better to flee the city and focus on staying alive? And with the Captain spreading lies about Sebastian in an attempt to flush them out of hiding and turn the populace against them, does she even have a choice at all?
Ah, these are always the most bittersweet moments. The final chapter in a beloved series. You both cannot wait for the end and never want it to end. And for me, I could easily read about these characters forever.
I think the authors did a great job in wrapping up the story. There are pieces still open, I think, but I don’t expect any spinoffs. It’s more of the feeling that you know they’re continuing on with their lives. But most importantly, the thrill ride of revenge and forcing others to pay for their transgressions. It’ll have your blood and heart pounding.
Evelyn is a wonderfully flawed character. Complex and imperfect. I think that’s why I like her so much. And in These Vengeful Souls, I enjoyed witnessing her struggle (not in a disturbing way, but more in terms of her growth). There’s more brooding from Sebastian, of course. And all the hilarity and wit courtesy of Mr. Kent. I have said it time and time again, but he is my favorite character. Probably underrated. I’d give nearly anything for him to get his own book. There’s also a blossoming romance/relationship that I found super adorable.
Revenge, James Bond moments, some Jane Austen, and superheroes can all be found within this series. I found the ending to be more than satisfying. Fans of the series will be captivated, frustrated, and ultimately ready for a reread now that the tale has concluded.
Tarun and Kelly met in a freshman year writing class at NYU and started writing These Vicious Masks a few years later.
Tarun is a writer living in Los Angeles whose idea of paradise consists of kung-fu movies, David Bowie and chai tea. Since completing his first horrible screenplay in high school, he’s written everything from one-act plays and film criticism to humor pieces and strongly-worded emails. He’s also magnetized, crushed and burned the hard drive where that first screenplay can be found.
Kelly is a writer and actor living in NYC. YA is her absolute favorite thing on earth other than cupcakes and she has spent many hours crying over fictional deaths. She also started reading Harlequin romances at a possibly too early age (12?), and still loves a good paperback romance.
Print copy of These Vengeful Souls (INTL)