Author: Cambria Hebert
Date Published: 12/16/11
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
So I actually didn't read the pre-quel to this, Before. After reading this, I'm sure it would give you more of an insight into who Heaven was "before" the accident. So, if you are going to go pick this up, download Before first, it's free.
This book has an amazing theme of self confidence and the fact that what's on the outside does not have to change who you are. Heaven's journey in this book is beautiful.
The story is told in alternating POV's, which I really enjoyed.
Sam is such a great male lead in this book. Yes, he has a dark secret, but he LOVES and wants to protect Heaven more than anything. He is one perfect teenage boy in my perspective.
I loved the romance and I loved the mysterious secrets. Amazing revelations and I can not wait to continue this series.
*I HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH CAMBRIA HEBERT THAT WILL RUN NEXT WEEK*