Masquerade: Oddly Suited by Various Authors – Book Review

Masquerade: Oddly Suited by Various Authors – Book Review

Masquerade Oddly Suited

Masquerade: Oddly Suited

Author – Various Authors
Publisher – Freedom Fox Press
Pages – 200
Released – 30th April 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1939844644
Format – ebook,
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual companion or a date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

Review 2017

Masquerade: Oddly Suited is an anthology of ten short stories from various authors who are part of an Insecure Writer’s Support Group. As with all anthologies there were some stories I loved and a few I found myself skipping over, however, there weren’t any I can say I disliked, just I enjoyed reading some more than others.

We begin with the title story – ‘Oddly Suited’. This is probably my favourite story in the whole book. It was written by L.G. Keltner and features a team of students who are filming a dating show scene as part of their course. They are trying to show that opposites can attract and so we have a human and an alien as the contestants – Think Blind Date. The plot is pure genius and I loved the opening first few lines. I did think it was going to be about a real alien.

My second favourite has to be ‘The Dark Charade’ by C. D. Gallant-King. This is the tale of a boy who is digging up graves in a church graveyard and a young girl who believes that the boy is really a vampire. For a short story, it had a big twist which was nicely done.

I don’t want to go through every story in the book but what I can tell you is that they are all unique and entertaining. They feature lots of diverse characters and range from the normal to the completely bizarre. There is a wide range of stories so there is something for everyone.

This is a book you can dive into when you have a few minutes spare, reading one of the stories and then put it down again – Or you can read it in one sitting as I did. You also don’t have to read the stories in order either.

The book might be quite short at just 200 pages but within the pages, the stories are captivating and intriguing. I also enjoyed the snippets of information at the end of each story which told me about the authors.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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23 Responses

  1. Shelley W says:

    Super review. Looks like a fun book to me.

  2. Susanne says:

    Sounds like a great and fun book. I love short story collections and I am happy this one works out 🙂

  3. Bianca says:

    The cover looks super interesting

  4. DJ Sakata says:

    I would have passed after seeing the cover but your review has me interested

  5. Tasha says:

    I assumed from the cover that this was a children’s book. This sounds like a fun read for lovers of short stories.

  6. Gemma says:

    I like the sound of this one, thanks for sharing.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  7. Lauren Elena says:

    Sounds like a fun book! I like the idea of an anthology of a bunch of short stories.
    That cover though! Haha!

  8. Emma Mane says:

    Ha this looks like fun. Amazing review.

  9. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Good review. It can be really hard to write reviews with an anthology. .

  10. vidya says:

    the cover did not interest me but your review and the length make me want to check it out