ARC Review: The Woman in the White Mask (Soren Chase #3) by Rob Blackwell
Author: Rob Blackwell
Published: Jan. 28, 2017
Genre: Teens, YA
Review: ebook provided by author
Eight years ago, Soren Chase was attacked by a vicious supernatural creature that murdered his friends and stole his memory. Now a mysterious woman in a white mask is forcing him to relive that night—as both the victim and the killer.
Her arrival couldn’t come at a worse time. Someone is raising demons and setting them loose, and only Soren can stop them. But as the supernatural assaults grow more frequent, his visions of the past start to take an alarming toll. It’s a grim race to see which might kill him first.
The Woman in the White Mask is the third novel in the highly-rated Soren Chase series, which mixes urban fantasy, action and suspense. Find out why readers have hailed it as "one of the best paranormal series I've ever read" with a unique hero who is “a kindred of Harry Dresden.”
I received this ARC to give an honest review.
This was a great story that we get to learn how the Pretender we know as Soren Chase really came too be. Soren Chase gets his memory back in an unusual way. The Woman in the White Mask is Kuchisake-onna, she is not a woman you want too meet, but somehow Soren keeps seeing her time and time again. Will he even survive because it seems she is not there for fun.
While Soren is dealing with his memory issues, he is also trying to stop a bunch of teenagers from raising demons. With the help of Sara, Friday and hopefully the arm the ritual can be stopped. Though the question is will the 13 succeed. I think this is my favorite book out of the Soren Chase books. Just because so many questions were answered. I also liked how Kuchisake-onna played a part, as soon as I saw her name I went to searching for information to her existence. What I found was fascinating.
So much is answered in this book and the bit of the cliffhanger at the end has me wondering what is the plans that the council has. It just seems to get better and better.
Rob Blackwell is an award-winning journalist with 15 years' experience and the author of The Sanheim Chronicles and The Soren Chase novels, two series that combine urban fantasy, mystery and suspense.
His first novel, A Soul to Steal, was featured on USA Today and praised by book bloggers and readers alike for its great plot and a "fantastic ending." Many of his other books have been Kindle bestsellers in the Dark Fantasy category.
As a journalist, Rob has won several Virginia Press Association awards and was co-winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for Business Journalism. He has appeared several times on other media outlets, including NPR, BBC, CNBC and C-Span.