Published May 18th 2012 by Otherworld Publications
Age Group: YA
Series: Heven and Hell #2
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, sensational seconds challenge, ABC challenge
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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.
I am really enjoying this series! I love all the twists and turns that keep popping up. Because I really connected with Heven in the first book, even though this one was in multiple POVs like book 1, so I saw this book through her eyes. It was pretty powerful. I felt her love, her distrust, and her stress. I was also pretty paranoid while reading Charade. I felt like everyone had something to hide. I didn’t fully trust a lot of people in the book.
Heven has so much going on in her life. I really feel for her, this is no easy task in front of her. Plus she has to deal with this crazy important quest, and with Logan taking away sam time. I never fully trusted or even liked Logan. He just seemed so much more evil than Sam.
Logan, Cole, Kimber, and Heven’s mom and Gran all show up in book 2 and play pretty important roles. That was one of the things that I really like about this series- there are a lot of well fleshed out, and important players in the story. That is nice, so many times there are only a guy and a girl and everyone else is secondary.
The demons are seriously creepy too! I mean, these are the things of nightmares. I both loved and feared reading the descriptions of the demons in the fight scenes. The one thing I did notice about this book is that it took me a pretty long time to get through. I don’t know if it was too long in the middle or if I was just tired from work. But it did take me a while to get through. But the ending more than made up for the drawn out middle. The ending was bing, bang, boom- full of action! Some of the twists I saw coming and some I didn’t, which was the perfect mix for me. There was less romance in this one than in the first book, so I would like to see some more in the next one.
I think if you like mysterious paranormals that have a good amount of action and adventure, this series is for you! I really enjoyed charade and the ending leads perfectly into the next book. I can’t wait to read it.
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