Feb 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Masked by Janelle Stalber & GIVEAWAY

Masked (New World, #2)
by Janelle Stalder

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.

New Berlin, 2040. Rebels prepare to fight against the New World Order, bent on bringing down the world’s greatest tyrant. One girl wanted nothing to do with it, content to keep her head down and make the best of this new world. That is, until she has no choice but to work with the rebels and infiltrate the NWO headquarters. Every moment she spends there puts her in danger, especially when one man, the second in command to the New World leader, continues to make his way into her every thought. She must stay focused and protect not just her mind and body, but also her heart. Will she be able to complete her task without being unmasked? Or will the one man standing in her way ruin it all?



You can read my review of Switch(New World, #1) here.

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

Masked is the second book in the New World series, so this review might contain spoilers from the first book, but I'll try to keep it as spoiler free as possible.

Masked is the story of Bridgette and Roman. After the events of the first book, Bridgette switches places with her sister, and starts working inside the New World Order headquarters as Weapon X. The only problem is that it's becoming really hard to act like her sister, especially when she is around Roman Adamson, second in command of the New World Order.

Masked was just as amazing as Switch and maybe even more. Since we already knew the characters from the first book it was really easy getting sucked inside the story. All those amazing, hot boys Janelle created will keep you wanting more. One bonus in this book is the Archers, another resistance group in New Berlin. I was kind of excited when we met them, 'cause they weren't what I expected and they set the basis for the next couple of books. The two resistance groups are really fun to read about. The were so many hilarious moments, just because they all had to be in the same room. And of course so much action. I love it!

Of course there is also romance. Hot steamy BridgexRoman romance. I love those two. The have such great chemistry, even if they kind of fell in love in first sight. I think I like them even better than McKay and Charlotte from the first book, but that's probably because while I was reading this book Bridgette reminded me so much of me. If only I had Roman, too... Anyways, the big surprise for me in this book is that I actually couldn't help but fall in love with Ludwig, the bad guy... I don't know how Janelle does it but she has a way of working her magic to the readers. She can give a soul to the devil, in our case Ludwig, and can make us fall for him.

This book of course ended in another WTF moment. I was expecting that after reading the first one. But there were also a few other twists throughout the book that had me socked out of my chair.

Anyways, this is an amazing New Adult Dystopian book. With beautiful world-building and such alive and unique characters. I can't wait for more.

Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she's not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.
Author Contact Information:
Facebook: Janelle Stalder
Twitter: @jmstalder
Website: www.janellestalder.com
Email: jmstalder@gmail.com



  1. This book sounds pretty intense! I love the sound of it, and I'm off to check out the first book. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Veronica!

  2. Great review! I'm so in love with this world that Janelle has created, and the characters. I'm so ready to read Masked!