Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Between by Cambria Hebert



Title:   Between

Author:   Cambria Hebert

Format:   Ebook

Expected Publication:   April 20, 2012

My Rating:

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  From Goodreads:

  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:

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I very much enjoyed this short story from Logan’s point of view. I know I’ve said it several times, but I feel it bears repeating: It is so satisfying to read a novella! To be able to finish a story in a short sitting is one of my most favorite things in the world. This is the second novella of Cambria’s that I have had the pleasure of reading. I think of them as delicious little appetizers - they temporarily tide you over, but leave you longing for the main course.

I love the cover of Between, especially since I’ve been on a “no-more-girls-in-flowing-dresses” campaign. I enjoyed the introduction of Logan in Masquerade, but I confess, I was a bit skeptical of him. Between answered several questions I had about Sam’s younger brother, and I liked getting a peek into Sam and Logan’s background and family life. As with any great story, Between answered some questions, but left me with more than I started out with, which has me eagerly anticipating Charade! I’m going to leave it at that and not provide any more details, as to avoid spoilers.

Between is available in ebook format on April 20, 2012, and it’s just what you need to whet your appetite for Charade, expected publication date May 18, 2012.

A huge thank you to the author for providing an ARC of Between in exchange for my honest review.


8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your review! I think novellas are becoming more popular as of late bc they are quick uet satisfying and i am so happy you enjoyed Between!! Thank you for your time!! :)

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    1. Thank YOU, Cambria! It was my pleasure, and I appreciate you allowing me to read your work!

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  2. Novellas rock! But they also tease. :P By the time I'm done, I want MORE. :) Great review! I haven't read anything by this author, but I know you say she's a sweetheart and you enjoy her books, so I'll have to give them a try soon.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I'm being overwhelmed by a 500+ pg book right now, so I'm loving novellas...even with their teasing ways ;)

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  3. Hi lovely, glad to see you on the blog. I agree sometimes a ltttle novella is just right, I really enjoyed Logan's story as well. I hear you about staying away from girls in flowing dresses. Hope you will be back ih full force soon!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! Aren't they just perfect? I'm trying hard to get caught up...and definitely staying away from the flowing dresses! Hahaha!;D

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  4. Brilliant review! I love the sound of this novella and it's great to hear it lives up to the awesome cover. I can't wait to get started on some of Cambria's book! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sam! Isn't that cover just full of awesome? We need more guys on covers! <3

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