Masquerade (Heaven and Hell #1)
By Cambria Herbert
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.
*just realized we were posting these on Thursdays… Sorry guys! xoxo*
Discussion Questions by Stephanie at Five Alarm Book Reviews
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)
2. Do you think that Kimber’s plan for revenge against Cole (for kissing another girl) is a good idea?
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?
Heven didn’t speak up because of her insecurities… Kimber is all she has left and I think that leaves her in a perpetual state of vulnerability to others.
I don’t know that Kimber “should” have seen it… she had one thing on her mind- and that was to make Cole jealous.
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?
5. A great source of strength for Heven is her grandmother. Who do you think yours is/would be?
Masquerade Read Along ; April 1-April 28
Read Along Schedule
4/5 – Ch 1-8 – Stephanie at Five Alarm book Reviews
4/12 – Ch 8-16 – Candace at Candace’s Book Blog
4/19 – Ch 16-24 – Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings
4/26 – Ch 24-31 – Veronica at Mostly Reviews
5/3 – Announcement of Giveaway Winners – hosted by the author – http://www.cambriahebert.com