The Masked Truth

The Masked Truth

by Kelley Armstrong


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385684774
Publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 681,697
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other titles, the Otherworld series for adults, and the Darkest Powers (The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning); Darkness Rising (The Gathering, The Calling and The Rising) and Age of Legend (Sea of Shadows, Empire of Night and the forthcoming Forest of Ruin) trilogies for teens. Kelley lives near Aylmer, Ontario, with her family. You can visit her website at The author lives in Aylmer, ON.

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The Masked Truth 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kelley Armstrong once again writes well thought out, layered characters and a plot that grabs your attention and urges you on. This book stands out because of the narrators and the way they describe living with mental illness- particularly anxiety, depression, PTSD, and Schizophrenia. The book can be a good way to allow teens to think about mental health while still entertaining. Armstrong provides an insightful look at the challenges mental illness presents and the way society tends to disparage those who battle with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Women of the Otherworld series, Darkest Powers, Darkness Rising, Cainsville, Nadia Stafford, City of the Lost, and now the Masked Truth to why Armstrong is my favorite author. She tells amazing and different stories every time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know when you finish a book and just sit there in awed silence? This book did that for me. The characters are phenomenal and the plot is non stop and pulse pounding. I'd absolutely recommend this book to family and friends! Seriously go to the store or order this online today! you wont regret it!
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
So very, very good Contemporary Young Adult Suspense, Romantic Elements Riley Vasquez was babysitting when the couple she was working for was brutally murdered and now she is haunted by that fact. Max Cross has been given a life-altering diagnosis that he suffers under the shadow of and he doesn’t dare reveal any of it. Neither of them wants to spend a weekend away at therapy camp with five other teens with “issues.” Unfortunately that is exactly where they are when three masked men burst in and take the group hostage. They are in a building with no windows and the exits are sealed shut. They don’t have their phones. And their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know they will be next if they can’t get out. They also discover that even when they escape it doesn’t equal freedom. This is a story that starts out fast and never lets up on the pace. It takes some fantastic twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Just as they think they have it figured out something else is thrown into the mix that will have readers guessing all over again as to what exactly is going on. This is an amazing book that anyone that enjoys suspense should definitely read. This is a non-stop roller coaster ride that will stay with the reader long after they are done with the book.
EverAfterEsther More than 1 year ago
The Masked Truth is a thought-provoking thriller, one which will appeal to those who crave action and mystery, but appreciate a challenging plot at the same time. Reasons to Read: 1. A sensitive approach to mental health: I'm happy to see more books that tackle the subject of mental health, but I'm even happier to see books which are sensitive to the experiences of people who experience mental health issues. The Masked Truth is particularly good at this, while featuring a number of characters with various mental health diagnoses, yet treats them as respectfully as they should be. Their struggles are acknowledged and readers are given just a hint of some of the internal struggles one might experience. 2. A complex, engaging mystery: I thought I had figured out what twists there would be in the story fairly early on, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I was wrong and the book wasn't as easy to figure out as I originally believed. The plot takes quite a few turns in different directions, which is important. I like a mystery that keeps me guessing for the length of the book. There were a few aspects of the storyline that I had a harder time with because they seemed too unlikely to be believable. They felt a little too convenient for the plot which made them feel forced and disrupted the flow of the story and left me with quite a few questions when I had finished reading. While the mystery was good, it didn't feel like it was wrapped up in a satisfying way. But the real strength of The Masked Truth is its characters. I loved Riley and Max, both so different from each other and different from me. Even while struggling with incredibly difficult circumstances, all of the characters felt lifelike and genuine. I cared about their stories and what happened to them. And their relationships developed naturally, in a way that seemed very authentic. Review copy received from Penguin Random House Canada for review; no other compensation was received.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously, just awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really intense, and you really want the protagonists to make it through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say this was not the book I was expecting... The extent of my knowledge on mental disorders doesn't go past a high school psych class and I have no way of understanding... but this novel gave me a glimpse of the despair and fear that comes with it. Combined with the situation at hand it quickly progressed to more than just a hostage type situation. I can't say it was a happy ending... I was sad and a little anxious until the very end... much like the main characters must have felt. However, the bond between the two main characters was incredibly heartwarming and entertaining. At the very end... I was happy. And I'm glad I read it. Knowing that no matter what... everything was going to be right as rain.