Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #2: The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that give us those book tingles!

So I'm going to do a little bit of a twist on this "Waiting On" Wednesday post. You see, I've been reading a lot of ARCs that won't be released until the fall. I've written the reviews, and I've queued them up for the month before the pub date. I did the drill.

But it makes me so sad to have to wait so long before I can share my feelings about these books with the world. So I've come up with a solution! I'm going to feature these books in my WoW posts (since technically I'm still waiting on them) and slip in a couple excerpts from my review to start building up the hype.

That means that this post is essentially going to be a pre-review gush session for The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong. I read the ARC last week and absolutely fell in love with the book. If I'm completely honest, I still have a book hangover. It's such a fantastic concept and it's so well-done.

Here's the synopsis:

Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.

Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal.

The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with “issues.” But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage.

The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree.

Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next—but they’re about to find out that even escape doesn’t equal freedom.

This book comes out October 13, 2015. Everyone should preorder this amazing novel. You won't regret it! Definitely at the top of the list of books I'm waiting on.

Some excerpts from my upcoming review:

"And the plot... wow. The Masked Truth was the perfect example of a hold-your-breath, grasp-your-chest, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller."

"It both started and ended with a bang--truly captivating, page by page."

"It was so amazing to read something so spot-on. Armstrong dealt with the mental illnesses in the novel in the most real and open way, starting such a serious discussion about such an important topic."

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday? Comment below!