Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Heven and Hell #1
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
I'm disfigured. Scarred. Ugly.
When I look in the mirror, I see a stranger. When I look over my shoulder, no one's thereâ€¦
Yet I feel watched. Hunted. Afraid.
And then he tells me Iâ€™m beautiful.
He tells me Iâ€™m safe.
I believe him.
Until someone tries to kill me.
Secrets abound, danger is near, and stillâ€¦ my heart desires a boy with whiskey-colored eyes and far too many secrets.
Secrets that could cost me my life.
To stay alive I have to look deep, beneath the masks everyone wears, to find the truth.
To find myself.
I participated in the read-a-long for Masquerade, so it was interesting get so many different perspectives on the book each week.Â I actually think I liked it more because of that.Â I mean I liked the book regardless, but going through it at a slower pace, and discussing it with others made me appreciate it a little more.
Heven’s life changes forever after she sustains a major injury that leaves a massive scar on her face.Â Unfortunately she can’t fully remember who or what attacked her.Â She goes from popular cheerleader with lots of friends, to self-conscious and withdrawn.Â I completely understood her feelings of wanting to hide, but I couldn’t identify with the self-loathing after so long.Â However, Heven goes through a lot of changes, and I ended up liking her a lot more as the story went on.Â Then there is Sam, the hot new guy who has a big secret.Â I liked him, but he’s not really my cup of tea.Â Believe me, though, I totally understand why so many people seem to swoon over the guy.Â All I can say is Sam and the relationship he had with Heven just isn’t my kind of thing, but I know a lot of do like it.
There are plenty of twists and turns in this book to keep you on your toes. Â And the fact that the story is told from both Sam and Heven’s point-of-view was great, since the reader is able to see the situations from both perspectives. Â The action in the book was great, and I really enjoyed the supernatural aspect of the story.Â There were, however, a couple of times the story did seem to jump without answering certain questions, which kind of bothered me.
Overall, though, it was a pretty good book.Â The second book, Charade, was recently released, and I’m looking forward to reading it as soon as I can.Â I definitely recommend this book to fans who like supernatural romance.