Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Book Three in the Heven and Hell Series
Published: November 30, 2012
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest, unbiased review)
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Very Solid Stars!!
Betrayal burns. Death hurts and the clock ticks…
Minutes and hours stretch into days. How long can Sam survive being confined in Hell? I have a plan… a plan with a lot of holes. I need someone who can make up for my weaknesses, someone who possesses the power that I lack. Riley is supposed to be off limits. He’s dangerous, he’s mean and he’s not to be trusted. But I do.
Beelzebub is on a tirade, bent on revenge. I took what he wants and sent him into the flames. I will wear the scars of his punishments forever. But scars don’t scare me anymore.
On my way to free Sam I find my true path, a secret place and new allies. But in Hell nothing is easy… and everything is cruel. The only thing left to do is survive.
I adore Cambria, she is so amazing, as a person and as a writer and although I do adore her, my review of this series isn’t biased at all, because that just wouldn’t be cool.
So I feel no guilt whatsoever in saying that I LOVE this series. I really, really do. It is just kick butt and made of awesomesauce.
And speaking of kick butt, let’s talk about Heven. I loved watching her get all fierce and protective in this installment. To really take charge and do what needed to be done. She is becoming so much stronger as this series progresses and I love seeing her character grow in each new book in every way a person can grow.
A lot of things happen to her and her family and friends and she keeps soldering on. New abilities, new secrets, disappointments, frustration and loss and yet, she is stronger than ever.
Sam. What can I say about Sam other than just when I think I can't love him anymore than I already do, he comes back and blows me away with his love for Heven. He is just amazing and truly one of my favorite make characters. If I had a book boyfriend, I would want it to be Sam.
This book was so intense, much more than the others have been. There is so much going on with Sam, Heven, Kimber, Cole. Gemma, Logan and now Riley (who I have to say I really like, even despite the, uh,, slightly crazy ending, I know, I know, but, there you have it.).
And even though this book is intense, it still has its lighter moments. Moments when I had a smile on my face from the tender moments with Heven and Sam and even the funnier moments when I actually laughed out loud.
Once again I love that Cambria continued with the alternating POVs between Heven and Sam. I just love that about these books. That we get to look inside both their heads and know what they are thinking and feeling. It just adds so much to this series.
While there are lighter moments, there are also some pretty hard ones too. Not everyone makes it in this one. We lose some people and it about broke my heart but we get to make some new friends and allies as well. And while that doesn't make up for the ones that didn't make it, it does make me excited to see where this series will go next.
Once again Cambria has blown me away with her ability to draw me into the story and feel like I am a part of it. To completely captivate me with the world and characters she has created. She words memorize me and make me want more. I am always sad when I have come to the end of one of her stories. She is an amazing storyteller.
Each time I don't think the story or characters can be better she surprises me again. I adore this series. I know eventually it will have to come to an end and I really do not look forward to that day. I don't want to have this series end. It will be like losing a friend, lots of friends in this case.
Cambria has once again created a masterpiece and I am so thankful I have been a part of it. I can't wait to read more!