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Masks: The Masks of Aygrima: Book One Hardcover – November 5, 2013

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From School Library Journal
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Gr 7–10—Encapsulating the best features of a good teen title, Masks is sure to resonate with readers. In
Aygrima, the ability to use magic exists in a small part of the population, most notably in the absolute ruler Autarch,
who is able to manipulate it in powerful ways. When young people turn 15, Masks are placed their faces, indicating their
position and occupation in society. They must be worn in public for the rest of the individuals' lives and reveal any
treasonous thoughts to the Watchers. When the Maskmaker's daughter, Mara, turns 15, she is hopeful that her Mask will
make her an apprentice to her father, but the happy occasion becomes anything but when her Mask rejects her. Thrown out
of the city and separated from her family, the teen is relegated to a terrible fate of working in the mines until she is
rescued by some unlikely advocates who have formed an unMasked army. When Mara discovers that she has the power to to
kill or to heal, she joins its forces. Her magical powers prove to be stronger than anyone anticipated, and Mara must
learn how to master her gifts before hurting those she loves. With an intriguing setting and a suspenseful story line
that will hook readers, Masks is the first of a promising new series.—Kathy Kirchoefer, Henderson County Public Library,
NC

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"Masks is a book that took me by complete surprise. Not since the likes of Lirael or Sabriel have I enjoyed
a YA with a female protagonist to the extent I did Masks." —Fantasy Faction

"Mara’s personal growth is a delight to follow. Sharp characterization, a fast-moving plot, and a steady unveiling of a
bigger picture make this a welcome addition to the genre." —Publishers Weekly

"Masks grabs the reader’s attention on the first page and holds it until the last.... 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." —RT Book Reviews

"Blake brings his fantastic world to life through offbeat links between magic, nature, and human behavior in a
caste-ridden society." —Locus

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