Hi guys! Today is week two of the read- along for Masquerade by Cambria Hebert.
About the book:
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.
Masquerade Read Along ; April 1-April 28
Read Along Schedule
April 5th – Chapters 1-8 – hosted by Stephanie at Five Alarm book Reviews
April 12th – Chapters 8-16 – hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog (That's here!)
April 19th- Chapters 16-24 –hosted by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings
April 26th Chapters 24-31 – hosted by Veronica at Mostly Reviews
May 3rd – Announcement of Giveaway Winners – hosted by the author – http://www.cambriahebert.com
April 12th – Candace at Candace’s book blog
5 discussion questions:
1. Sam is admittedly drawn to Heven before they even meet. Why do think this is?
I'm not sure about this yet, I guess it's just a vibe he gets from her or something?
2. In an earlier chapter The Hope states that Sam must prove himself. During these chapters Sam does some things – bad things – (covering up murder, fighting, hiding a body, etc.) all to protect Heven and his true identity. Do you think he was right to do these things?
I don't really understand how it's protecting her other then the fact it would scare Heven really bad and make her re-live her 'incident'. So I guess I'm not quite sure yet if he's doing the right thing by hiding it. However the police would just end up getting hurt themselves (or it's likely anyway) so I guess he may be protecting more then just Heven in covering things up.
3. In chapter twelve Kimber says some thing’s to Heven that make the reader wonder about their friendship. Do you think there is any truth Kimber’s drunken confessions? If so where do you think Heven and Kimber’s friendship goes from here?
I don't know. I was so furious at Kimber and I think Kimber was speaking her true feelings. And my anger makes me want to tell Heven to just give Kimber the cold shoulder for awhile. But Kimber was there for her when no one else was (even though it was Heven's fault for that as well). So I'm torn about what I think.
4. Heven is changing, becoming more confident. Do you think that after something like this (her accident and disfigurement) happens to someone that she can ever go back to the person she was before? Do you think she will want to?
I think even if she gains her confidence back she'll always remember how she felt and she'll have more compassion towards people. So no, she'll never be the person she was before, she'll be a better person.
5. Toward the end of these set of chapters, Heven finds out Sam’s secret, who he really is. She has a strong reaction. Do you think you would react the same way? Why or why not?
NO! I felt like she WAY overreacted! But he never should have 'shown' her. He should have told her and given her a little time before she saw him change. But I guess he got all the scary right out there right away.
I think I would have known I could trust him and I would have waited to hear what he had to say. And if she hadn't been so upset and listened better maybe he wouldn't have been so fast to show her and if he had been still I wouldn't have bolted like she did.
The giveaway will be open to all who participate in the read along each week. There will be a Grand Prize and a Runner up prize pack.
A signed paperback copy of Masquerade
A PDF ARC of Charade (Heven and Hell #2)
An Ecopy of Between (A Heven and Hell novella due out in April)
Two signed Bookmarks
A Bubble Tea pack to include everything you need to make and enjoy your own bubble tea. (tea mix, colored tapioca pearls, fat straws and a drinking cup)
Necklace with Masquerade mini book charm made by Southwest Sky Jewelry
A signed Bookmark
A sticker of the Masquerade cover
A copy of Between (A Heven and Hell Novella)
A $10 Amazon gift card
Links to buy Masquerade:
Barnes and Noble