What did I win, you ask? I won a free copy of this incredibly awesome book:
Masked is incredible. I had heard about it on a podcast long before it came out and had it on my radar (and on my wishlist!). I expected to like it, but reading it just blew my mind. Some of the stories, especially the first one, were so intense and different and stunningly awesome that I had to pause a while after reading them, just to soak them in and think about them. This is not something I normally do.
Lou Anders is an amazing and award-winning editor, who has collected many amazing and award-winning authors. They uniformly impressed me. In this collection we find superheroes and heroines of every sort, from the traditional costumed-and-powerful or strangely mythical to the conflicted, the morally ambiguous, the non-heterosexual, the heroes of color, and even one memorable hero who is developmentally disabled. Heroes and heroines with complicated family dynamics, romantic relationships, or friendships. There are some stories with non-traditional narrative structure and some with unreliable narrators, but neither of these is overwhelming.
I don’t even know what to say. I started raving about this book after only the first story. You should definitely buy it and read it!
p.s. Blameless was AWESOME. And did not end with a cliff-hanger, so it’s safe to read now instead of waiting until book #4 comes out.