These Vengeful Souls

by Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas

Series: These Vicious Masks (No. 3)

Evelyn and her friends face ever greater dangers as they navigate tense battles, stunning revelations, and the limits of their own powers in this epic final novel in the These Vicious Masks trilogy.

England, 1883. On the run with the grieving Sebastian Braddock, Evelyn wants two things: to be reunited with her friends, and to get revenge on the evil Captain Goode. Not only has he misused his and Sebastian’s powers to rack up a terrible death toll, but he's also completely destroyed any hope of Evelyn or her friends regaining the life they once knew.

Evelyn is determined to make Captain Goode pay for what he's done, but is her revenge worth risking the lives of Sebastian and her friends? Or is it better to flee the city and focus on staying alive? And with the Captain spreading lies about Sebastian in an attempt to flush them out of hiding and turn the populace against them, does she even have a choice at all?

You won’t want to miss These Vengeful Souls, the thrilling conclusion to the These Vicious Masks trilogy by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas from Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads.

Praise for the These Vicious Masks trilogy:

These Ruthless Deeds:

"Utter brilliance." —BookCrushin

"It is a romance, a suspense, a comedy, a fantasy, an adventure." —thebookcorps

These Vicious Masks:

"This is a perfect pick for someone who wants a little magic in their Victorian novels, and its combination of historical fiction and mysticism will remind readers of Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy." —Booklist

"This tale has brisk pacing, plenty of action, and a heroine with more than her fair share of girl-power confidence." —School Library Journal


  • Feiwel & Friends; February 2018
  • ISBN: 9781250183057
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: These Vengeful Souls
  • Series: These Vicious Masks (No. 3)
  • Author: Tarun Shanker; Kelly Zekas
  • Imprint: Swoon Reads

In The Press

Praise for the These Vicious Masks trilogy:

These Ruthless Deeds:

"I have to admit that I’m truly becoming obsessed with this series. The writing is humorous and brilliant. The characters are all perfection. ... Utter brilliance." —BookCrushin

"Intrigue, action, magic, swords (lots of swords), and fantastic characters await the reader in this newest installment to These Vicious Masks! ... I can't wait for the next one and the ending of this one will have you screaming for more." —Crossroad Reviews

"These Ruthless Deeds is everything the title suggests: it is ruthless, but the synergy between Shanker and Zekas allows the novel to be so much more. It is a romance, a suspense, a comedy, a fantasy, an adventure… it is everything I love in YA books and more and I cannot wait for the third and final book in this amazing series." —thebookcorps

These Vicious Masks:

"Striking a strong balance between romance and mystery, this novel captures society’s rules just as well as it does the unbelievable powers of the main characters. This is a perfect pick for someone who wants a little magic in their Victorian novels, and its combination of historical fiction and mysticism will remind readers of Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy." —Booklist

"This tale has brisk pacing, plenty of action, and a heroine with more than her fair share of girl-power confidence." —School Library Journal


About The Author

Kelly Zekas, a New York University graduate, writes, acts, and reads in New York City. YA is her absolute favorite thing on earth (other than cupcakes), and she has spent many hours crying over fictional deaths. She also started reading Harlequin romances at a possible too-early age (twelve?) and still loves a good historical romance.

Mild-mannered assistant by day, milder-mannered writer by night, Tarun Shanker is a New York University graduate currently living in Waltham, MA. His idea of paradise is a place where kung fu movies are projected on clouds, David Bowie's music fills the air, and chai tea flows freely from fountains.

Together, they are the authors of These Vicious Masks and These Ruthless Deeds.