Book List 2017

Review: (Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo

Un-masked-fTitle: (Un)Masked

Authors: Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo (self-published)

Genre: M/M paranormal romance, magical realism, new adult

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Summary: 

Jay Walker has two wishes: to perform the play of his dreams alongside his best friend at Wellington’s Tory Street Theatre, and to meet that special someone. Someone he’d go to the ends of the earth for. Someone who might only exist in fairy tales.

When Jay meets accordion busker Lethe Cross, it’s like living a dream come true. Lethe’s music captivates Jay, and he resolves to meet the man who plays so beautifully. But then he discovers Lethe’s life is more like a nightmare. The phrase “down on his luck” can’t begin to cover it. Determined to help, Jay does some snooping for answers—and winds up on the wrong end of a centuries-old curse. The good news is there’s a way to break it. The bad news is it might cost Jay his life

Excerpt:

His music sailed over me, beautiful, seductive; the call of a siren—and I went willingly.

He stood on a concrete wall dividing the beach and pavement, cutting notes into a thousand beautiful fragments that the air caught and whipped around me.

His hips twisted and his fingers slid over the accordion keyboard as he commanded the bellows.  Like magic, the disappointment that had clung to me all morning dulled, and I sank against a pylon across and watched him. Watched, and wished the lip of the hoodie he wore would lift so I could see his face.

He swayed with the music, and I glimpsed blond hair and a scar splitting one brow.

Nearer and nearer, I inched, until I stood before him.

His song ended abruptly, and he stared down at me with haunted, tired eyes.

I opened my mouth to ask him to play again, to tell him he was truly talented, but he jumped onto the beach and fled.

My soul prickled, and I knew I would never be the same again.

One never was, when death lurked nearby.

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What I’m Working On:

Reviewing Soon:

  1. A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  2. The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay
  3. (Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo

Currently Reading:

  1. A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  2. The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay
  3. (Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo
  4. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Reading Next:

  1. The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  2. The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  3. The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  4. Terminal City by Trevor Melanson
  5. Winter’s End by Trevor Melanson

I know some consider it weird to read so many books at one time, but none of them are anywhere near similar in genre and yet all of them capture my attention so perfectly, and some I don’t want to finish.

The suspense of Adler-Olsen’s work keeps me flipping the pages but yet not wanting to get to the end at times, because it’ll all be over.

The Austen Escape is a novel that enriches my love for all things Jane Austen.

(Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andy Gallo is suspenseful in it’s own right, with beautiful language within.

Beauty is all that comes to mind with the cover and pages of Wild Beauty.