Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review: Charade by Cambria Hebert

Super Important and Exciting Announcement:
Cambria Hebert will be here on Monday, May 28th!!!  
***Fangirl Squeals***
And there will be a giveaway of Charade!!!  Woo Hoo!!!

Beware ... Here be spoilers for earlier books ... Arrrr

Expected publication:  May 18th 2012

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.

Genre:  YA Paranomal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher Type:  Indie
Rating: *  *  *  *  *

My Review:Holy cow, Batman!  Hold on to your tights!  This book is CRAZY GOOD!!!  Okay, so I'm a dork.  Now you know.  Let's move on...

Cambria Hebert hits her full stride in book 2 of her bewilderingly creative Heven and Hell series and you do not want to miss out on the action, oh and the romance, oh and the suspense...

As much as I've loved everything up to this point, this book brings it all together and sets it afire.  I'll admit I felt the beginning was a touch slow, but that's not all that unusual for a book so chopped full of suspense.  And the suspense is overflowing, let me assure you.

Then there's the romance. **Chill bumps** Cambria Hebert knows how to write love. You know those deep feeling for which you can't seem to find words, yup, she's found those words. Here's some quotes:

Sam (pg 84): "If you cannot breathe, I will breathe for you.  If your heart will not beat, mine will beat harder.  If you do not live, neither will I."

Heven (pg 103): "I loved this boy.  more than myself.  More than life.  More than anything.  Tears leaked from beneath my lids because my feelings were so intense that they had nowhere else to go, there just wasn't room in a single body for how I felt for him."

I loved the balance of action and emotion in this book.  Heven continues to grow and I love where she is by the end of book.  I really liked this quote from her on pg 111:

Heven (pg 111): "Sam was my strength.  Some days it felt like he was the only reason I could put one foot in front of the other.  I reminded myself that those feelings were wonderful but I couldn't allow myself to lean on him so heavily.  I was stronger than that.  Even without Sam, I could get through this.  But it was sure nice to have him around."

And speaking of the ending of this book... W O W !!!  There's shocking betrayals and crazy plot twists galore.  Sure, there's a moment or two of "Ah ha!  I knew it!" but there were more "I so didn't see that coming."  And then there is the cliff hanger.  Of course I won't tell you anything about that.  Well, let's just hope the author is furiously typing book 3 now.  She needs to.  We need her to.  I don't know how I'm going to make it.  Please type faster, Cambria!!!


  1. LOL. Love this review. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Charade. I appreciate it! :-)

  2. Awesome...i need time to freaking tear into this one, sounds like it wss better than the first. I hope, I can survive the cliffhanger!

  3. Oh my... I need to start this one! I am so glad you found it so amazing, now I can't wait to read it.