Publication date: 16th December 2011
Paperback edition: 360 pages
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: 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. - goodreads.com
Favourite quote: “She put a hand up to her scars, whispering, "Your love comes with a heavy price tag.”
I LOVED this book! I loved the characters, the plot and the writing! Masquerade is told from Haven, Sam The Hate and The Hope points of views. I really liked having all of these different points of views as it made the story even better! Heven Montgomery is the main character of this book and I adored her and her transformation in this book! I felt really sorry for her after she was attacked and she had to live with the scars on her face as a consequence of the attack. I also felt sorry for her as she went from being popular and pretty to lonely and being ashamed of her scars. Heven's mother was also quite nasty to her about her scars but Heven's grandmother was a great support to Heven and I really liked her. Sam Kavanagh is the romantic interest of Heven and he was protective, mysterious and sexy! Sam was such a great support to Heven and I absolutely adored the fact that he made Heven accept her scars and that she was beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. Kimber was such a great friend to Heven and she was also part of Heven's transformation. I loved the plot to this book and it was the first time I had ever read anything like it. The ending was very good and it left me begging for more Heven and Sam! Masquerade is the start to what I hope to be an amazing series! I would honestly recommend this book to anyone! I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the Heven and Hell series, Charade! I also really like the cover!