Masquerade Read-Along: Week #1

Posted April 5, 2012 | 15 Comments


During the month of April, a bunch of us will be reading Masquerade by Cambria Hebert.  There will be about five questions each week to correlate with the chapters we read.  Everyone is welcome to join in at any time.

You can find all the info, including prizes HERE.  

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Read Along Schedule
April 5th – Chapters 1-8 – hosted by Stephanie at Five Alarm book Reviews
April 12th – Chapters 8-16 – hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog
April 19th– Chapters 16-24 –hosted by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings
April 26th Chapters 24-31 – hosted by Veronica at Mostly Reviews
May 3rd – Announcement of Giveaway Winners – hosted by the author – Cambria Hebert
Chapters 1-8

1. If you were disfigured like Heven (by some sort of accident) do you think you would have reacted the same way as her? (loss of self confidence, hiding yourself, etc)

Hm… that’s hard to say.  I wear my scars proudly, and I have a pretty gnarly one on my side.  But, the face is a different story. I would like to say that I wouldn’t, but realistically, there would probably some loss of self-confidence for a little awhile.  I just couldn’t stay in a state like that for long though. I can absolutely empathize with Heven, but I can’t see myself doing the same.  

2. Do you think that Kimber’s plan for revenge against Cole (for kissing another girl) is a good idea?

No!  I understand why people feel like they have to do that, but playing games like that is just… wrong.  It reminds me of the song I Know Your Gonna Be There by Luke Bryan, which annoys me. 

3. In the beginning chapters, Heven is very drawn to Sam but won’t admit it due to her own insecurities. Kimber begins to “date” Sam… do you think that Heven should have spoken up? Do think Kimber should have seen Heven’s real feelings?

Well, it would have been kind of weird for Heven to call dibs when she wouldn’t have “gone after” him to begin with. And I think it would’ve been hard for Kimber to see it, especially since Heven didn’t say anything.  However, Heven could have said something about him being cute at least 🙂

4. Masquerade is broken in four separate POV’s: Heven, Sam, The Hate and The Hope. Do you think having multiple POV’s adds depth to the story? Why or why not?

I haven’t read Sam’s POV yet, but I do  prefer multiple POVs in general.  They hold my attention more for some reason. 

5. A great source of strength for Heven is her grandmother. Who do you think yours is/would be?

I was very close with my grandma as well, so I identify with their relationship.  And, I completely identify with Heven’s relationship with Jasper too.  Nothing better than a girl and her horse.

Btw – since reading these chapters, I’ve been craving bubble tea like crazy!  I want to drive to San Jose just to get some.  That’s a 3-4 hour drive!



15 responses to “Masquerade Read-Along: Week #1

  1. My daughter would completely agree about a girl and her horse!! lol. And I agree too because I have a little dog that I am very attached too!
    I think you make a great point about it wouldn't have been right for Heven to call “dibs” on Sam because she clearly hadn't planned to go after him. Very insightful!!!
    I loved your answers, so glad to see you here on the read along!! 😉

  2. Totally agreed about the girl and her horse! I'm not much of a rider myself but my best friend is totally into horses and her baby Marie is practically more important to her than anyone else! great answers!

  3. I think you're right about it being hard for Kimber to know that Heven likes Sam. Heven spends so much time trying to hide that I think she hides her feelings pretty well.

  4. High five to you wearing your scars proudly. That is awesome. Thanks for sharing the song you don.'t like it will probably get stuck in my head now. Yes, gotta a love a girl and her horse. Thanks for hopping on board with the read along 🙂

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  5. I suppose the you are right about Heven not being able to call dibs when she wouldn't go after him, but it wasn't like Kimber actually wanted him.
    Grandmas do rock!

  6. Amy

    Jasper!!! I couldn't think of who. Thanks for reminding me of the horse. When I was a kid, I felt more at home outside with natures & the animals. I bet it soothing, but also lonely…to be crying in the stall.

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  7. That's so true, Christy! I love all of my scars because each of them tell their own story, but it would definitely be different to have one right on your face. And I find that multiple POVs hold my attention more too — there's something about them that makes the pacing of a book go by so much faster! 🙂

    Yay, I just love this read-along! And I really want to drink some bubble tea now too — haven't had any in so long!! x)

  8. I think your answer for number 3 was fantastic! I never really saw it that way!: 🙂

    Oh and I haven't had bubble tea before…. Maybe time to track it down? Hehe 😀

  9. I totally want to try bubble tea too! I saw that was part of the grand prize you can win 🙂 Nice answers- totally agree with #2!

    New follower 🙂

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