Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Before by Cambria Hebert

What if your life was charmed and everything in it was perfect…....

This is the story of my past. Of what things were like for me when everything was normal. Of what every teenager’s life is like. Clothes. Parties. Boys and summer vacation. What’s so wrong with that?

I liked it. I was happy. 

Until things changed. I changed.

I didn’t know that lies and secrets were about to take over my existence. I didn’t know there was someone out there, someone meant just for me. I didn’t know that I was about to go on a journey, a journey that would lead me to the girl I am today.

This is the beginning of the worst year of my life. Would I go back and change things? Erase everything that has happened to go back into these moments?

Not a chance.

This is a story of before.

Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy

Rating: * * * * *

My Review:
This short story tantalizes you into putting Masquerade (Heven &Hell 1) onto the top pf your tbr pile.  Hebert's writing flows beautifully as you are immediately drawn into the story.  Mere sentences pass and you already care about what will become of the characters.  Reading Before will make you hold your breath until Masquerade comes out.

Cover Art:
The detail that goes into this short story cover is amazing.  I love how the top right blurs out giving us a sense of an intense light source and the addition of the little white stars is just perfect.  The girl on the cover fits Heven perfectly (I hate, hate, hate when cover art poorly portrays the main character).

1 comment:

  1. This makes me want to read Before all over again! Lol. Can't wait to get to Masquerade! By the way, congrats! You won a giveaway on my blog :)