Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling that someone, something is out there -watching.
Just when I think I have my life handled, Sam, with his intimidating golden stare and shiver inducing voice, makes me realize that I don’t know anything. He makes me see that my scars don’t matter. That they never mattered. I can’t help but fall for him, completely unknowing that he knows exactly how I got this way. Not knowing he was involved.
Heven has no idea how closely death stalks her. She has no idea what I have done to keep her alive. I fear the day she learns my secrets, finds out what I really am. But even then I cannot stop, I vow to make things right. Finally her hunter will be hunted, Heaven and Hell, faith and sin will battle, and we will be victorious. But first, Heven must learn to be what she never imagined. I know her strength is there – I feel it. If we are to overcome all odds, she must push past her flaws – her frailties – to become much more.
When I heard about Masquerade by Cambria Hebert and its tour, I was excited to read it and wanted to be on tour. I asked another blogger, Giselle, on how she was able to get on the tour and she told me to email Cambria. Cambria was very nice and she still had space on her tour and included me.
Masquerade has an interesting storyline and I liked how it progresses from beginning to end. Everything is so surprising and I did not expect so many of the things that happened throughout the book.
My favorite part of the book is Heven’s character. I thought she had an interesting and out of the ordinary name. Her life seemed so much better Before, now, it sucked because of what happened. She is vulnerable and somewhat strong. Her mom seemed psycho and her grandma is sweet, loving, and supportive. Her best friend continues to stick by her side even though what had happened.
What I did not like about this book was how Sam treats Heven because it made it seem like he is like a parent and/or that he is an owner of a dog. I think when he calls Heven, Sweetie, and put it into context, it makes me feel like he is not really a boyfriend. What bugged me is “Before” because I did not know what it was or what happened. Every time “Before” shows up in the book, I feel so out of place. Other than that, Masquerade is a great read!
Cannot wait for the next book and the adventure of Heven and Sam!!
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