Friday, October 24, 2014

Review Blitz: Masks Series by Melissa Pearl

True Colors &Two
Faced by Melissa Pearl

October 20th
to October 24th, 2014

Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange,
homeless man changes everything.

Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people's masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets...some very
sinister ones.

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors?

Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.

At Palisades High School every face tells a story...

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Caitlyn Davis has an unusual gift. She knows exactly how people feel. Everyone wears a mask, but she sees the hidden truth. This ability has changed her life, both for the better and worse. She can choose to ignore what she sees...but what happens when it involves the guy she loves?

Eric Shore knew getting involved with a girl who could read people was risky, but he couldn't help himself. Caitlyn is gorgeous and he loves being with her. Their
relationship is going great...until she tells him that his step-brother and star basketball player, Connor, is doing drugs. Having looked up to the guy for years, Eric just can't buy it. Things only get worse when Caitlyn questions the true nature of Eric's favorite teacher.

The first year at college is supposed to be amazing, but theirs is off to a rocky start. As masks are peeled away, secrets will be exposed, dangers will be revealed, and both must decide out of the people closest to them, who is telling the truth...and who is being two-faced.


My Review:

True Colors:
I love True Colors! They are well written and I wished I had a boyfriend like Eric. He is so trusting, caring, HOTT, and understanding. Especially when Caitlyn tells him she got her power from a homeless man outside the club she was at. Yeah I wouldn't have believed it. Caitlyn is an ordinary girl who gets gifted with the ability to pull off other peoples "masks" to reveal their True Colors. Get what I did there! Anyway, she is a very dynamic character who evolves with the story, but not as much as to sense the life threating danger that comes from seeing peoples true feelings.

Eric is there for support until they start moving in the direction of romance. Eric has a hard time trusting people and Caitlyn can't trust anybody now. Those two throne together make a very interesting couple and detective pair. Along with making new friends, truly loyal friends, Caitlyn, Eric, and the gang find themselves in a battle in which live are at stake.

True Colors is very insightful into the way high school can be a terrible place. Gangs, behind-the-scenes work, secrets, abuse. But with friends who would die for you, there is always support. We also learn that their are many ways why people turn to crime. But that is what friends and family are for. To support you with whatever you do. Just not crime and murder.

Two Faced
This was a great sequel. It shows the absolute best and absolute worst of people. The disgusting side of the world and the understanding. The hate and the love. It is very different from True Colors because even though it dealt with real life occurrences, this was even more real. Not everything is as it seems and people aren't always as bad as they seem. Caitlyn and, especially Eric, leans this lesson the hard way.

What they learn is truly horrifying and tragic. But the best is that they stick together through thick and thin to make sure that their friends are safe. It is this that makes me love this series so much. The powers might not be real, but the emotions, the events, and the people are real. These two books aren't just a pass time reads. They stick with you until the end.


Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!"

She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.

"I am passionate
about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be
the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world
where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."