Friday, December 23, 2011

Masquerade (Heven & Hell 1)

Today's the big day!!  It's time for Cambria to stop by for her Heven & Hell Blog Tour...  I really meant to have this review up Thursday, but Christmas preparations got in the way ;-)!  So, in just a couple hours, Cambria will be here with a special treat for everyone.  Don't miss it!

Masquerade (Heven and Hell 1)
By:  Cambria Hebert
ISBN:  9781936593255
Published December 16, 2011 by Otherworld Publications
Available Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

Life was perfect for Heven, Before.  She was beautiful, popular, and happy.  Then one day she was attacked by some animal.  Or was it an animal?  Heven can’t remember.  She leaves her old life behind and hides behind her mask.  That is, until Sam comes along.  For some reason Sam doesn’t see or care about Heven’s scars. But Sam has secrets of his own—secrets that could completely destroy Heven and everything she feels for him.  There is something much larger at stake, and Heven and Sam will both play a part.

Masquerade is everything you want a great paranormal young adult novel to be.  It has fantastic and completely relatable characters.  The plot is familiar but with a very unique and fresh twist.  There is emotion, drama, and definitely action.  And you find yourself completely absorbed and desperately hanging on until the very end.  What more could you ask for?

The book is told from several different points of view, and I think this really helps the reader get the whole picture.  We aren’t stuck one character’s head, and Cambria does a fantastic job of using the shifts of POV to keep us on our toes about what exactly is going on.  All throughout, there are bits and pieces of the puzzle that are going to come together in a big way.  And, without leaving you completely hanging, the ending is a perfect setup for the next book of the series.

I really don’t know what else to say about this novel, other than hurry and get yourself a copy RIGHT NOW!  You absolutely will not regret it! J