Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review: Between by Cambria Hebert

Title: Between
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Book (novella) 1.5 in the Heven and Hell Series
Published By: Self Published (April 20, 2012)
Source: ARC Copy from Author
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 I grew up in a comfortable house with two parents and a white-picket fence. My brother, Sam, and I used to play with sticks in the backyard and pretend they were swords. There were always cookies on the table and milk in the fridge. Then, one day, things changed.

Sam changed.

Life was never the same again. Sam left. My parents abandoned him when he needed them most, and I was left to survive in a house that was merely a shell of what it used to be. Mom cried all the time and Dad expected me to fill the void my brother left behind. But mostly, all we did was pretend. We pretended that things weren’t messed up. We pretended that Sam never existed.

Until I changed, too.

Now, everything’s a mess and I’m so confused. It’s like there are two different people trapped inside one body—my body—and one of them wants out. I do things. Bad things and I don’t know how to stop. I’m not sure I want to. The only way I can be normal again is if I find Sam. He’ll know what to do.

He has too.

My Review: 
  When Cambria approached me about reviewing the latest book in her Heven and Hell series I was super excited, not only do I absolutely love this series but her new novella Between was going to be all about Logan, Sam's younger brother.

Ever since learning about him in Masquerade I have been super curious about him and his story and I couldn't wait to dive in and learn all about him.

I knew the story was going to be good because he just had this weird mystery surrounding him in Masquerade. I hate to say it but I was afraid that maybe he might have even been a little corrupt, like maybe there was more to him showing back up in Sam's life than what he mentioned. It seemed so convenient that he showed up at the time that he did, with Sam and Heven's mission under way.

Not to mention the fact that I was also hoping to get a glimpse into Sam and Logan's parents, especially their dad. I mean, who wouldn't be curious about how a parent could treat their sons the way he did and not want to see if there was any guilt or remorse there?

I should have known Cambria would do this brilliantly, tell us Logan's story without giving away it all. Making us want more and be even more curious than when we started. Eliciting even more questions and worries and anxiety over what will happen next. . That she would make the wait even more unbearable with want over when the next book will be out.

In short, she is a tease.

Teasing us with the greatness that is her writing but kind enough to give us this little glimpse into what is sure to be a pretty darn amazing next book.


  1. Awesome review Ali, I am excited now to see what kind of a part Logan plays in Charade. I agree he was a mystery in Masquerade.

  2. What a great review! Thank you so much you have totally made my day!! I am glad you enjoyed Logan and the glimpse at what him and Sam's parents are like. :-)

  3. I know Heidi! I am dying to read Charade now!!

    @Cambria, you are so welcome!! I didn't say anything that wasn't true though, you are so talented!!

  4. I'm normally not into books like this, but now I am totally wondering what their secret is!