Throwback Thursday – Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature to highlight books from the past. It can honestly be anything as long as its not a book that is a current release. Maybe its a book that I read and reviewed and just want to highlight, maybe its a book I read before I started reviewing or maybe its a book that has a sequel coming out soon or maybe its a backlist book from my TBR that I just want to revisit and decide if I will make the time to read. Pretty much, anything goes. 

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I decided that a book with a bit of romance would be a good pick for today. Mask and Shadows is definitely that. It’s not a book that centers on romance, but there is definitely a spark between two the characters that just can’t be ignored. Nothing like a good forbidden, scandalous romance to celebrate  the day. I loved this one, the setting immerses you in the opera, music and elite society. And gruesome mysterious deaths. What more could a girl want?

You can read my full review and check out more details about the book:

Masks and Shadows (Masks and Shadows, #1) by Stephanie Burgis
Also by this author: Masks and Shadows
on April 5, 2016
Pages: 317

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The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy’s carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus’s mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband’s death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace’s golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress–a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.

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