Waiting on Wednesday: These Ruthless Deeds


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: These Ruthless Deeds

These Ruthless DeedsTitle: These Ruthless Deeds
Author: Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: March 14, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

England, 1883. Still recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn is determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would harm them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself indebted to a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.

As she follows the Society’s orders, healing the sick and embarking on perilous recruitment missions, Evelyn sees her problems disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are newly wealthy. She reunites with the dashing Mr. Kent and recovers the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who has much less to brood over now that the Society can help him to control his dangerous power). But Evelyn can’t help fearing the Society is more sinister than it appears... 

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I absolutely loved the first book in the series, These Viscous Masks, and it was such an amazing and surprising read! It was full of magic, fantasy, and is set in Victorian London. The main character is so sarcastic and witty, which makes this book quite fun and interesting to read. I can’t wait to find out where the story goes next!

About Tarun Shanker

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Tarun is a writer living in Los Angeles whose idea of paradise consists of kung-fu movies, David Bowie and chai tea. Since completing his first horrible screenplay in high school, he’s written everything from one-act plays and film criticism to humor pieces and strongly-worded emails. He’s also magnetized, crushed and burned the hard drive where that first screenplay can be found.

12 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: These Ruthless Deeds

  1. Thannya says:

    I still have to read “These Vicious Masks” and I hope to do it very soon – I wish I had more free time. So many books, so little time.

    Happy readings! 😉

    • Candid Cover says:

      It was hit and miss for some people. It isn’t one of my typical reads, but I just really enjoyed the main character so much. I hope that you enjoy the second book. 🙂

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I have the first book, but I still haven’t read it yet. It sounds like a book that I would very much enjoy, I just haven’t sat down to read it yet. Now that this one is heading our way, it might be time to do just that.

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