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
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
1. Heven’s mother has definite ideas about Heven and her scars – what they mean – and their relationship is strained. Do you think their relationship can be saved?In all honesty, I don't see how. Anyone who would ever think that about their daughter, I don't see her changing her mind. Thinking your daughter is marked by evil because she is a sinner...THAT'S FREAKING INSANE. Really, I don't see their relationship being saved. Mostly because Heven's mom thinks she is totally right. She loves her daughter, but she really thinks she needs to be "saved". That's not something that ever just disappears.
2. Sam tells Heven about how he came to be living on his own, how his parents kicked him out after he became what he is. He doesn’t seem angry though, he seems to accept it. Would you be angry? Do you think he should be?Come on my lovely readers! You know I'd be HELLA MAD! Seriously. You should all know by now that I'm an angry person by nature. No, seriously, if I could pick the personality trait about myself that I most dislike, it would be my anger. I have a hard time forgiving and I remember things FOR-EV-AH! I know this is a horrible trait. I really do. I'm currently very angry at my father and unless things change, I will be mad at him until the day I die. Again, I'm not saying this is a good thing. But, it answers the question, that yes, I'd be angry. I think Sam should feel however he wants. He's a better person than I!
3. During these chapters, Heven and Sam visit the Inbetween and meet Airis (aka The Hope). Were you surprised by this series of events? Do you think a place like the InBetween really exists?I was not surprised by the series of events. Personally, I don't see how you could honestly kill off the main character in the middle of a book. It almost never happens. And, I don't necessarily believe in the InBetween, but I believe in something a little different and not so bare and white. LOL!
4. When Heven’s scars are no longer a part of her and she says “she no longer recognizes herself” – do you think that the absence of her scar will change her once more?Not really. I think she realized a lot of stuff before her scars were removed. Then again, every thing we go through in our lives, every event, every hurt and every happiness, it shapes our lives. How it shapes them, I have no idea, but I know it does. It changes the way we see things, it helps our perspectives develop - hopefully - into one that is broader and a bit more colorful.
5. Gran is very accepting of Heven and of Sam. Do you think that she understands more – knows more than she lets on about Heven’s life or do you think her love is just unconditional?I think that it's kind of both. I get this feeling that besides her love definitely being unconditional, she just knows Heven so well and she's not stupid. I guess I look at my own kids and when they grow up, they won't know all the things I've done in my life, but those things will help me look at them and see between the lines. I think that every child needs to grow on their own. The parent/grandparent is there to lead and guide them, but in the end, the child makes their choices. I think Heven's grandma gets that.