Masks grabs the reader’s attention on the first page and holds it until the last. The world Blake creates is involving and creative, yet simple enough that the reader can enjoy it without struggling to understand its nuances. The central conflict only serves to draw the audience further into Blake’s world, presenting vivid and understandable problems for the characters — and readers will be as shocked as they are when yet another unforeseen plot twist rears its head. The characters are complex and relatable and grow throughout the story, and the storyline itself is fresh and never predictable. Masks is simply impossible to put down and will leave readers begging for the last two books in the trilogy.