Thank you NetGalley and Orbit for giving me an ARC of Mask of Mirrors in return for an honest review.
This book is wildly fascinating!
It felt a little like A Darker Shade of Magic and Six of Crows but I absolutely loved those books so I immediately loved this one. It is a fantasy novel but the magic comes in about halfway through and I promise it’s worth the wait. The first half of the novel is very much invested in setting the plot and character development. You get a lot of depth of Ren and Tess and who they are behind the masks they use to con House Traementis, and honestly I love Renata, Arenza and Renyi all equally.
I read this book so slowly, there are a lot of households to learn and a lot of knowledge you require to understand how the magic in this world works. Think of this book as a fine wine, you definitely can’t sit down and chug this, it needs to be savoured to be properly enjoyed. And if you read it this way you will not be disappointed, this story carries you to another world that is just so good. I wish the Mask of Mirrors was 2000 more pages, I looked forward to reading this every day. I’m definitely sad it’s over, especially with so much happening at the end. I promise no spoilers but come on Vargo!?! You’re killing me! Ugh, I just really loved everything about this story and I can’t wait for the sequel!