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.