Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mini Review: Beneath by Cambria Hebert

Title: Beneath
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Novella (Book 3.5 in the Heven and Hell Series)
Published: March 29, 2013
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Where I came from everything is perfect. Everything is beautiful and predictable. Life isn’t measured by days, but by infinite joy that never ends.19px;">But it did. When I fell in love with a man who was perfectly imperfect. The price for forbidden affection was steep and my beautiful white wings withered and died around me. I was fallen. I am fallen. Years have passed, and I’ve learned the true meaning of time. I’ve learned to build a wall around myself and exist alone. Yet, when he looks at me… the heart beneath my armor trembles. But I must remember. I must remember that I might not have anything left to lose, but he certainly does. And risking him is something I won’t do. So I lock my feelings where they belong. Beneath.

My Thoughts and Review:

It is no secret that I adore Cambria's Heven and Hell series, so much so that I get excited whenever I know there is going to be another book or novella out in the series.

But this novella, I was really excited about. This one is all about Gemma and I have been dying to know her story. She is one of my favorite characters because she is so mysterious. She is a strong fighter, has a tender heart but a tough girl exterior. She been there for Sam, Heven and Cole numerous times and you can just see that she is good. Everything about her screams it and I really wanted to know the whole story of why she was fallen.

I loved her and Callum's story. It was beautifully tragic.

But Cole and Gems? That one truly makes me melt. I love Cole, I always have and seeing him with Gemma, the tenderness he shows her, the love he has for her, that is beautiful.

I am rooting for these two all the way and I can't wait to get more of them (and Sam and Heven) in the next book. It will be really hard to see this series end. I don't want it to end.

I am so glad Cambria gave us this look into Gemma because, I really do feel like I understand her more now and I love her all the more for it. I want her and everyone in this series to have their happily ever after.


  1. Ohh, the peer pressure! If someone can convince me to finally find the time for this series, it's you and Heidi. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Plus, I finished Recalled recently and I really liked Cambria's writing, so I've been meaning to read this anyway.
    Great review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Gah! I need to read the 3rd book soon! I'm lagging. I will, though. Soon!

  3. I haven't read this series, but it certainly sounds good. Great review!

  4. alright Maja and Ellen, here is your peer pressure! READ THIS SERIES! You will love it, you really will!

    Sam is just awesome and he gets better and better as the series goes.

    Christy! Read that 3rd book...TODAY. :P

  5. I love that so many authors now are writing these little novellas that give us more insight into secondary characters from their main series. They're like little gifts to readers:) Glad this one was such a treat for you!

  6. I am reading this for next Tuesday and I am very eager to learn Gemma's story as well. I can't believe we are already to the end of the series.

  7. I do too Jenny!

    @Heidi, I know! I am so sad it is almost over. I am really going to miss this series but I know Cambria will give us one kick butt ending!!

  8. This sounds wonderful, I have a few of these books, I just need to find more time..LOL So glad you liked this:)

  9. I read the first book and liked it okay. I keep thinking I need to try to read the next one.

  10. Thanks Kimba!

    @Candace, they do get better and better. You should definitely give the second book a try!

  11. I can't believe I haven't read anything by Cambria yet! I've heard such great reviews from you and Heidi. Book one is on my TBR pile now thanks to you gals. Great review, glad you're enjoying the novellas as well as the series. :-)

  12. I have to admit, I have not yet read this series, but it looks like it was well done with wonderful characters and pretty emotional. I can see from your review why you would find Gemma fascinating :)

  13. I hope you give it a try Lily!!