Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | By: Mindy Hoppe

Review: Masquerade by Cambria Hebert

Title: Masquerade (Heven &Hell Series)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Publisher: Otherworld publications
Publication Date: December 16, 2011
Genre: YA
Main Themes: Mutilation, Angels/Demons, Supernatural, & Romance
Pages: 591 (ebook)
Plot: ( From Goodreads)

Before.  Everything was sos 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 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 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.

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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. 


This is one novel that I have been eyeing for way too long.  It was a spectacularly gorgeous cover and I have seen nothing but great reviews.  I decided to take a review copy of Charade (Heven and Hell #2), so I would have to get to it and read the first one.  This is one novel that I wish I never would have waited so long to read!
Masquerade was deviously stunning, maliciously fierce, and wickedly conspicuous!  This staggering novel made me fall out of my chair a couple of times!  Every time I thought I knew what going to happen; I would get slapped in the face by the next page.  Really, this book is that good!

Cambria Hebert has a refreshing writing style that oozes with originality and flows right of the page.  Her world is so believable that if I didn’t know better I might fall right into it (oh, wait I kinda did…I fell off the chair).  Hebert’s story is told from four points of view and it was intriguing watching how they all came together.  Wrapped altogether with characters that were remarkably genuine and sincere and you get one hell of a ride….no pun intended.

This startling tale centers around a girl, Heven, who is a tormented soul and battles everyday as a survivor.  As the plot tells you she was brutally attacked and left for dead but she lives and is left with a horrible and ugly scar, dismembering half of her once beautiful face.  The poor girl had so many issues that you can’t help but want her to stop curtaining herself and start to believe that she still can have the life that she thought she lost or at least build herself a new and better one.  Heven’s main influence in creating her new life was Sam and he holds many mysteries.  Your going question him continuously but still you can see that he is an honorable, caring, selfless, determined, and very protective. 

Masquerade is a book that I would highly recommend to my readers and my friends.  This riveting tale has most certainly not gotten the hype that it deserves and I hope others will jump onboard in giving it a read and love it as much as I did!  If you end up by loving it, as I’m positive that you will, then you should check out Charade- book two in the Heven and Hell series….I’m about to!

Masquerade Trailer


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