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 there…
Yet I feel watched. Hunted. Afraid.
And then he tells me I’m beautiful.
He tells me I’m safe.
I believe him.
Until someone tries to kill me.
Secrets abound, danger is near, and still… 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. I actually think I liked it more because of that. 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. Unfortunately she can’t fully remember who or what attacked her. She goes from popular cheerleader with lots of friends, to self-conscious and withdrawn. I completely understood her feelings of wanting to hide, but I couldn’t identify with the self-loathing after so long. However, Heven goes through a lot of changes, and I ended up liking her a lot more as the story went on. Then there is Sam, the hot new guy who has a big secret. I liked him, but he’s not really my cup of tea. Believe me, though, I totally understand why so many people seem to swoon over the guy. 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. 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. The action in the book was great, and I really enjoyed the supernatural aspect of the story. 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. The second book, Charade, was recently released, and I’m looking forward to reading it as soon as I can. I definitely recommend this book to fans who like supernatural romance.