Friday, May 18, 2012

Feature: Charade (Heven and Hell #2) by Cambria Hebert

It's Friday! Yay!  And, it is release day for Cambria Hebert's new novel, Charade (Heven and Hell #2)!!  Double yay! :-)

Cambria will be stopping by tomorrow, May 19, 2012, with a guest post, coinciding with Armed Forces Day.  She has a great little piece for us, and you can enter to win your own ecopy of Charade!  You don't want to miss it!

You know the drill...  Today, you get my review!

Charade (Heven and Hell #2)
By Cambria Hebert
ISBN: 9781936593361
Published May 18, 2012 by Otherworld Publications
Available Format:  Paperback, ebook

My Rating:  ★★★★★

Author Synopsis:  Dying at the hands of a psycho was a shock. Having my life returned to me by an angel was incredible. Being named a Supernatural Treasure and being given Sam as my guard was pretty darn awesome. Acquiring a debt for it all—well, I should have seen it coming.

Now here we are, fighting demons from Hell, caring for a boy that I just don’t trust, and traveling to faraway places to return a treasure to its rightful place. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone wears a mask; everyone puts on a charade. It’s up to us to separate the truth from the lies and reality from fiction. A hard task when my new reality involves fallen angels, witches and dragons… and did I mention Hell?

Anchoring me down through it all is Sam. Sam, who must face tragedies of his own and is put to the test again and again.

If we fail in our task, life as we know it—life as you know it—will end. Forever.

I really loved book one (Masquerade), but I have to say Charade has definitely surpassed its predecessor.  Book two picks up where book one left off, with some little "reminders" to get the reader back in the groove, and we're taken on one heck of an adventure with Sam, Heven, Cole, and even some new characters. 

This book is jam-packed.  Just when you think you have one thing figured out, another curveball is thrown in and you're twisting and turning through another subplot—woven seamlessly into the main plot.  Things are getting much more complicated for Heven and Sam, though the focus of this book isn't entirely on them or their relationship.  Logan is thrown in the mix and even Cole is given a much larger role in the story.  (I think Cole is probably my new favorite character!)

There seems to be much more darkness and suspense to this novel.  It's almost as if we now know who the players are and we're waiting to see how the game unfolds.  Of course, it isn't quite over yet!  Now we have to wait for book three…