These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun ShankerThese Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker

These Ruthless Deeds

byTarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas

Paperback | March 14, 2017

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Everyone's favorite sarcastic Victorian healer is back in the sequel to These Vicious Masks, and this time she's struggling with both a sinister secret society and an increasingly tangled love life...

England, 1883. Recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn has become determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would study and oppress them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself involved with a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.

Like magic, Evelyn's problems start to disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are thrilled at all her new suitors. She's even been reunited with the dashing Mr. Kent and the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who is much less brooding now that the society is helping him to control his dangerous power). Yet, somehow Evelyn can't help fearing that there is something sinister going on.

Don't miss These Ruthless Deeds, Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas' gripping, action-filled sequel to These Vicious Masks, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.

Praise for the These Vicious Masks trilogy:

These Ruthless Deeds:

"I have to admit that I'm truly becoming obsessed with this series. The writing is humorous and brilliant. The characters are all perfection. ... Utter brilliance." -BookCrushin

"Intrigue, action, magic, swords (lots of swords), and fantastic characters await the reader in this newest installment to These Vicious Masks! ... I can't wait for the next one and the ending of this one will have you screaming for more." -Crossroad Reviews

"These Ruthless Deeds is everything the title suggests: it is ruthless, but the synergy between Shanker and Zekas allows the novel to be so much more. It is a romance, a suspense, a comedy, a fantasy, an adventure. it is everything I love in YA books and more and I cannot wait for the third and final book in this amazing series." -thebookcorps

These Vicious Masks:

"Striking a strong balance between romance and mystery, this novel captures society's rules just as well as it does the unbelievable powers of the main characters. This is a perfect pick for someone who wants a little magic in their Victorian novels, and its combination of historical fiction and mysticism will remind readers of Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy." -Booklist

"This tale has brisk pacing, plenty of action, and a heroine with more than her fair share of girl-power confidence." -School Library Journal

Mild-mannered assistant by day, milder-mannered writer by night, Tarun Shanker is a New York University Graduate currently living in Los Angeles. His idea of paradise is a place where kung fu movies are projected on clouds, David Bowie's music fills the air, and chai tea flows freely from fountains. Kelly Zekas, a New York University g...
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Title:These Ruthless DeedsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.44 × 0.9 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250127955

ISBN - 13:9781250127952

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling Sequel to These Vicious Masks In this thrilling sequel to These Vicious Masks, Evelyn is still reeling from the sudden loss of her sister and finds herself recruited by the Society of Aberrations, an organization dedicated to helping people with extraordinary powers. Evelyn is wary of joining the Society; after all, they funded Dr. Beck's research, which led to Rose being kidnapped and everything going so terribly wrong. But the Society insists they only want to help Evelyn and her friends, and more importantly, they can help Mr. Braddock suppress his deadly abilities. As Evelyn reluctantly begins to heal people for the Society, she finds her reputation restored and her parent's debts erased. Other than her mother's awful attempts at matchmaking, encouraging a courtship with a very boring earl, Evie's life has settled once again. Her friends are learning to hone their abilities and Sebastian is finally getting the help he needs. Evie should be happy and content, yet why can't she shake the feeling that something is still not right? That the Society is still keeping dark secrets? Poor brooding Mr. Braddock, so alone and terrified of his powerful ability to kill someone with his touch. He keeps everyone at a distance, though only Evie can touch him without fear. I know Evie greatly cares for Sebastian, but I've been infected with second male lead syndrome. Dear Mr. Kent, why do I love you so? I know you probably won't be with Evie in the end, but I hope another girl comes along who fully appreciates your very charming self. You're just so loyal and you make me laugh with your ridiculous remarks. Honestly, this series wouldn't be half as fun without Mr. Kent. Evie can be quick to jump to conclusions, but even though I rolled my eyes at some of her impulsive actions, I know her heart is in the right place. There is definitely more action, danger and intrigue to be found in These Ruthless Deeds. Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas raise the stakes ever higher, leading to a shocking ending that left me reeling! It was thrilling and heartbreaking and dramatic and oh my goodness, I need book three right now, please.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good I love the first book (These Vicious Masks), please read both of them! It's funny and well written. I think the authors are really talented and I'm eager to read more from them. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-25

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the These Vicious Masks trilogy: These Ruthless Deeds:"I have to admit that I'm truly becoming obsessed with this series. The writing is humorous and brilliant. The characters are all perfection. ... Utter brilliance." -BookCrushin"Intrigue, action, magic, swords (lots of swords), and fantastic characters await the reader in this newest installment to These Vicious Masks! ... I can't wait for the next one and the ending of this one will have you screaming for more." -Crossroad Reviews "These Ruthless Deeds is everything the title suggests: it is ruthless, but the synergy between Shanker and Zekas allows the novel to be so much more. It is a romance, a suspense, a comedy, a fantasy, an adventure. it is everything I love in YA books and more and I cannot wait for the third and final book in this amazing series." -thebookcorpsThese Vicious Masks: "Striking a strong balance between romance and mystery, this novel captures society's rules just as well as it does the unbelievable powers of the main characters. This is a perfect pick for someone who wants a little magic in their Victorian novels, and its combination of historical fiction and mysticism will remind readers of Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy." -Booklist"This tale has brisk pacing, plenty of action, and a heroine with more than her fair share of girl-power confidence." -School Library Journal