[ARC Review] Mask of Shadows by Lindsey Miller ⭐️⭐️⭐️


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.


I'm not sure how to start this review. I was left underwhelmed by the end of the book. I think hyping this book as a mix of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo left me feeling disappointed.

Besides this, I found the first 15% great. It was very unique and I loved the main character. But after, it didn't match the first 15%. I felt like I've read this story before in Throne of Glass and Hunger Games. 

I wished to see more world building because I thought it would have made this book better. I'm still on the fence if I'm going to read the sequel.

Overall I would give Mask of Shadows 3 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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