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While his friends continue to develop their newfound powers, Eric begins to feel the effects of being the odd man out. Around him, things go from bad to worse for Vintage City as the Shadow Puppet, a new super-villain, steps into the Devil's Trill's shoes and wreaks havoc with his army of killer mannequins.

Magnifiman, Calais, and Spirit Wire have their hands full, with th...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Torquere Press (first published 2008)
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    Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
    Review from first read 6/18/11: i really liked this one, not as funny as the first one but a lot more emotional.. really wish we had Peter's POV I want to know what he was thinking quite a few times...

    Review second read 02/09/12:



    You're probably all like "Bubbles whats the homos in undies got ta do with diz book?" Well let Bubbles tell you, nothing really but they got your attention, yay? Not hooked yet?





    So this book is awesome. All the hot guys love it so you should read it.

    This is an amazing...more
    Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    This was a great continuation to the Masks series. It wasn't as funny as the first one - Rise of Heroes - but still highly entertaining even without Eric's obsession with blue.

    I'll admit, Eric was a bit whiny at times but you have to remember he's also a teenager. If you have a problem with teen angst and him whinnying, then I must ask you why you are even bothering to pick up a book with teenagers as the MCs?

    Anyway, I felt really bad for Eric. I mean, no one listened to him when he told them s...more
    Cole Riann
    4.5 stars

    Well, what an interesting way for this series to go! I kinda had a feeling, but seeing it happen and all the turmoil that comes along with it just about broke my heart at times. Sure, Eric is pretty emo, but come on, he's a 16 year old gay kid that's pretty dramatic anyway. I totally understood what he was going through, and even though I did feel like he contributed in his own way, I wanted to punch Peter (and even occasionally Althea, my favorite girl best friend ever) because they we...more
    Heather C
    Great follow up of the 1st book. The story continues pretty much where Rise of Heroes leaves off. It wasn't near as funny as the 1st book and it was a lot darker. (view spoiler)
    Cayce
    Totally hooked on this series!
    Eric as a supervillain is absolutely hilarious.
    I didn't like Peter too much in the first book, and hated in this one. Hope he improves a little in the next one.

    Kassa
    In the second installment of the Masks series, Eric’s stress level is reaching new heights. He’s worried about his perpetually broke financial state, his problematic relationship with Peter, the new villain taking his friends’ time and the fact that no matter what he can’t seem to raise his grades in certain subjects. Convinced his headaches are the physical manifestation of all his stress, Eric struggles with inferiority and emotional outbursts as the normal one out. Although Peter tells Eric h...more
    J.M.
    Thorne continues the Masks series with Evolution, which pits superheroes Magnifiman and Calais against two new supervillains while following the boring, average life of Eric Plath, boyfriend to Calais' alter ego, Peter Barlow. As the book's title suggests, this story is an evolution of the characters ~ Eric, his boyfriend Peter, and their gal pal Althea, in many ways. The dynamics of their relationships are forced to change when a new supervillain appears on the scene ... as well as a new female...more
    Elisa Ramblings
    The second book in the Masks series starts with Eric and Peter in an almost teen comedy relationship. They are young, they are in love, they haven't any problem in their life... well, this is not exactly true. Peter is still learning to mastering his powers and sometime he feels the weight of a responsibility that maybe is too much for a teen. But instead of talking with Eric, he hides behind a cool exterior, making Eric doubts of his love. On the other hand Eric is having financial problem at h...more
    Emanuela ~plastic duck~
    4.5 stars.

    I liked this installment very much. Eric's confrontation with the Devil's Trill left him with complicated side-effects that everybody is ignoring. Eric is left alone to face the ghosts in his head, while his friends neglect him, caught up in their fight against villains. For Eric the relationship with Peter gets increasingly difficult: Eric's requests for attention are seen as whiny and the new super hero, Pyro girl, becomes Peter's best friend, fueling Eric's insecurity and resentment...more
    Abi
    Feb 08, 2014 Abi rated it 4 of 5 stars
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    Poor Eric, Peter is such a jerk in this book. I dont know what to think again it left me on a cliff hanger where I can't wait to know what happens in the next ne and if their relationship will be rekindled but i guess i doubt it.
    Snowtulip
    3.5 stars - This is still such a fun series. The world is funny with these crazy superheroes and super villians, that thankfully are never to maniacal :D

    Peter really made me unhappy in this story...all around, he is not boyfriend of the year material. Yes, there must be a lot of stress being a new superhero, but he needed to spread some love to Eric. Couldn't really fault Eric with the emotional upheaval he was feeling. I really want Eric to make the right decisions though...fingers crossed all...more
    Lindsay
    An exciting and unexpected sequel to this endearing and smartly written series. The ending will have you desperately downloading the third novel as fast as you can because it is quite a cliffhanger.
    Nightcolors
    I loved Evolution. Very funny a lot of the times, with seriously angsty moments mixed in, too. Can't wait to find out what'll happen to Eric and the others from now on.
    Eloquent
    I am utterly in love with this series its captivating and keeps me flipping page after page losing sleep and going over on my breaks at work but Its so hard to put down.
    Eyre
    This was a great story. I love Eric and his circle of friends.
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