The Homecoming Masquerade (Girls Wearing Black: Book One)

The Homecoming Masquerade (Girls Wearing Black: Book One)

by Spencer Baum

NOOK Book(eBook)


Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044795679
Publisher: Spencer Baum
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Series: Girls Wearing Black , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 244,202
File size: 282 KB

About the Author

Author of the novels One Fall and The Demon Queen and The Locksmith.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Homecoming Masquerade 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
PCGA More than 1 year ago
I was really impressed with this book - good story, nasty villains, sympathetic and flawed characters, and no glaring grammatical errors. Unlike many reviewers, I enjoyed the backstory of each character, since understanding motivation made the action that much more important. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suprisingly found it interesting. At first i thought it to be cheesy, but the more i read, the more i became sucked in....i enjoyed this book. Ready for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! It is one of my favorites & is brilliantly written. The author brings each character to life and it will keep you on edge the whole way through! The only downside is, I am dying to read the next one & it's not finished yet..of course, I'm not one to have pacience!lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the charactors were interesting there was way too much backstory... they might as well have been the name of this book. I found myself skipping alot simply because at a certain point i got very bored of every charactors life history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and felt that it was very well told, it showed vivid pictures and the characters were realistic. I would read this book many times and it will never get old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldnt say this book was great but it is good. Hate how it ended, think the book has a little too much unneccesary details. Could've left out alot and completed the whole book and not had to have a part 2. At times it will bombard you with too many characters which you can easily mix up and forget who was who.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Life is too short to read bad books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was different (in a good way) from other vampire type books. The world is a much different place where the leaders and the richest of our society are controlled by small vampire clans. The setting is a private school where during their senior year one girl will be chosen by a series of contests to become an immortal. They are called the girls in black and it is their choice to enter. Win and a world of power and wealth is yours. If you die. This year one of the contestants is not who she seems to be. This series is a great read, however it's written for girls...sorry guys. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope this book was self published, otherwise the agent/editor needs more practice. This isn't the worst book, but it spends way too much time getting to the plot. The world isn't complex enough to warrant an entire book just setting it up. Got it for free, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idea had so much promise- billionaire teenagers engaged in high school battle for true immortality. All wrapped up with vampires and conspiracy theories. Mean girls with fangs. Unfortunately, the briefing is better than the novel. The writing is dull and unartistic, the characters are all morally craven and the vamps just not sexy or horrendous enough. The concept is excellent, but the execution literally killed the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so much back story that I got bored and couldn't finish even half the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took a long time to explain things. Very slow but entertaining when bored
rccola89 More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed the book my self tho like some said their is a bit to much backstory 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over 150 pages of back story that should have been shortened. It read like it was going to be a good story, once it got to it but got tired of waiting and quit reading it.
82alberta More than 1 year ago
love the book cant wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is interesting, but some of the characters are a bit...unusual I think you will find the plot unpredictable and be surprised
vrtljulie More than 1 year ago
The concept was interesting, but the author felt that he had to brow-beat you into drawing the right conclusions about his characters. Long-winded explanations broke up any type of pace or tension that he had set. The main action in the book only took about 4 hours, so it almost felt like watching unedited home movies.
klugje 5 months ago
In a suburb of the nation’s capital lies Thorndike Academy, the world’s most exclusive high school where only the richest, most powerful and influential can get their children in. Where the vampires, or immortals as they prefer to be called, who secretly run the government have created a game. Any girl who shows up to the Homecoming masquerade ball wearing black enters herself in a contest unlike any other. Coronation is a fundraising campaign where the winning girl joins the immortals while the loser becomes her first meal. In a contest where only the most well-connected girls from the wealthiest, most powerful families can hope to win it surprises everyone when Thorndike newcomer Nicky Bloom arrives to homecoming wearing black. As the night progresses and rumors begin to spread it becomes clear that Nicky Bloom is far more than she seems. The initial faceoff at the dance between Kim Renwick and Nicky Bloom sets them apart and the battle lines are drawn as Nicky attempts to win supporters while Kim works to cement her position as the one to back. While Kim plays on everyone’s fear of her and her family, Nicky with the help of Jill try to show them that there they have another option. The story has an interesting premise, the rebel Network with their plan to take down the immortals. The characters were well written and fit the extremely wealthy and entitled cliché. Unfortunately, I feel like it fell short of its potential. The story seemed unbalanced, at times giving too much attention to backstory and not enough to here-and-now (meaning the dance).
Anonymous 6 months ago
Much Ado about nothing. I believe 75% of this book could have been condensed so the story could move along better. Most of it was spent in preparation for the actual main event. Which was one single night that stretched the entirety of the book. Was it interesting.. in bits and pieces. Wish the ending was in the middle so we could actually get into the main story. Ugh. Frustrating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting idea it definitely paralleled politics
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used all my high praise descriptive terms already in an email to the author. Whenever evidence requires it I submit constructive criricism. However, in this instance there was need. A totally enjoyable and engrossing read! On to book #2! Dale M. Baranoski
Anonymous More than 1 year ago