Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog Tour: Masked by J.D. Wright...Review & Giveaway!

Have a SUPER book to tell you about today...sorry, couldn't resist.
Anyway, keep reading to learn more about Masked & its author, J.D. Wright plus read my thoughts...
And don't forget the awesome giveaway!
by J.D. Wright
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal/Superheroes
Release Date: August 15th 2017
Limitless Publishing

Vada’s To-Do List:
- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…  
About the Author
J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.
Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.
Title : Masked
Author: J.D. Wright
Format: Digital
Source: Blog Tour

First, I want to say that I am a huge fan of superhero stories…movies, tv shows, books, etc. As a kid I dreamed of having superpowers and there are even some days now that I wouldn't mind having one or two or twenty.  But please know that none of this affected my review of Masked.  However, if you are like me or even if you enjoy superhero things just a little, then you won't be disappointed reading this book.  Masked is such a fun read featuring super heroes and villains, something you don't see a lot of in books that aren't comics or graphic novels. And I found this to be a refreshing change from the other fantasy books I've been reading lately.

With Masked, J.D. Wright has created a world where super heroes and villains exist alongside “normals” or rather people with no powers. Vada, our main character, comes from a family of superheroes and has looked forward to the day when she'd officially become a super complete with superhero name, suit, and a job with Superheroes Undercover, or S.U.C. (Yep, that's their acronym).  However, things don't quite go as Vada planned as an unexpected crisis derails everything and affects those around her.

You see, normals have suddenly started developing powers for some unknown reason and now someone appears to be hunting them down. Vada A.K.A. Majestic finds herself reluctantly working alongside one of the newly-made supers, Orion, as they try to stop the chaos that threatens everything Vada cares about.

After a bit of a slow start, Masked develops into an entertaining read with many likable and memorable characters that you can't help but sympathize and root for throughout the twists and turns of the story.  The main character, Vada is a strong, focused heroine who has a lot resting on her shoulders.  And I loved getting to see events unfolding and this world through her eyes.

But we also got a glimpse into the minds of several other characters such as Vada’s classmate, Nick, a normal who unexpectedly develops powers of his own.  And there’s Henley, Vada’s best friend who starts acting out of character which worries Vada.  And James, Vada’s tech-savvy sidekick (for lack of a better word) who has an amazing superpower.  And let's not forget Victor, another of Vada’s classmates who has some dark secrets that change everything.  There are many more characters as well and a lot is going on in this story, but I don't want to say too much more.  Let's just say that there quite a few characters and each character plays an important role in the story as their individual storylines converge or overlap.

Not only does Masked have interesting characters, it has also has an intriguing plotline featuring normal humans developing powers.  I can only imagine how scary it would be to suddenly wake up with a power you have no idea how to control or where it came from…a power that you could accidentally hurt yourself or a loved one with…physically or emotionally Wright did a good job of showing the characters’ confusion as well some of the reactions of those close to them, but I wish there was a bit more.  It's definitely a complex story, yet it was still entertaining and I looked forward to seeing where the author would take us.  And there were definitely some surprises along the way.

The entire idea behind the book with all types of superheroes, villains, superpowers, fascinated me and I wish there were more books like this out there.  Masked reminded me of some of my favorite superhero movies such as Sky High, The Incredibles, and many more...with a bit more sexual tension.  Wright managed to create an interesting and unique story with a subject or genre we rarely see in book form and with characters that were intriguing.  I would definitely love to read more superhero books and books set in the world of Masked.

*I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


  1. I also dream of having superpowers and think that waking up suddenly having one would be scary, yet awesome! Superhero stories are so much fun both in books and movies.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me today and for the lovely review! There is definitely more to come in Cyper City! :)

  3. I wish I had superpowers too... *sigh* I too cannot wait to read more in Cyper City. I do agree it is a very complex story, and I'm excited to continue reading it.

    Rekha @ Million Book Mill