Masquerade Read Along ~ Week Four
|April 26, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Fun stuff, Uncategorized|
Welcome to the Masquerade Read Along week four!! Can you believe this is the final week for the discussion questions? I can’t, it has gone by so fast but it has been really fun!! This week is being hosted by the wonderful Veronica at Mostly Reviews. To link up your post and for any further information you can visit her blog!
Read Along Schedule
April 5th – Chapters 1-8 – hosted by Stephanie at Five Alarm book Reviews http://www.fivealarmbookreviews.com April 12th – Chapters 8-16 – hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog http://www.candacesbookblog.com April 19th– Chapters 16-24 –hosted by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings http://www.rainydayramblings.typepad.com
April 26th Chapters 24-31 – hosted by Veronica at Mostly Reviews http://www.mostlyreviews.blogspot.com
May 3rd – Announcement of Giveaway Winners – hosted by the author – http://www.cambriahebert.com
Be sure to come by here on May 3rd for the read along wrap up and the announcement of the winners!
Now let’s get on to this week’s discussion questions!!
Week 4 read along questions
Final discussion questions
1. Heven develops a new “supernatural power”. She remarks that it
isn’t that exciting of a power. Is this a power you would like to
have, if not what kind of supernatural power would you like to have?
This is definitely a power I want to have!! If I could pick a “super” power this is a top pick of mine. I mean, seeing aura’s encompases several “super” powers in one and it seems to bypass some of the side effects of other powers…. Allow me to explain. LOL.
Seeing aura’s is kind of like reading people’s minds. You can tell when they are lying, when they are angry and when they are just ugly on the inside. But unlike actually hearing peoples thoughts you just kind of see it. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to hear people’s thoughts. It would be loud, disturning and probably frightening. LOL. It would also work as a good “friend O-meter” ! You wouldn’t have to spend time getting to know someone before knowing if they would make a good friend or not because you could see their intentions.
I think the onlt downfall of aura seeing would be all the color all the time. People would look weird with rainbows around them all the time! It would be hard not to stare and be overwhelmed I think.
2. Which character do you think makes the biggest internal change
throughout the course of this book? Is there a situation in your life
that you can reflect back on as an experience that changed your life
for the better?
Definitely I think Heven. In the beginning she is scared, shy and in the dark. At the end she stands in the light with her head up willing to take on what she will. There are a lot of layers to Heven I think and to me this is what makes her like any other woman out there.
An experience that changed my life for the better? Hmmmm. I guess there are a lot of answers allow me to give a few in pictures:
When I got married (this isnt a wedding pic. I’m too lazy to dig those out. ha ha ha)
When I had my children.
When I found Starbucks… now there was an Ah-ha! Moment.
Getting my little puppy Cocoa
Seeing my book in print (yes I look crazed)
3. Who is your favorite character and why?
This is a bittersweet question for me because I love all of the characters in this book, even the evil and crazy ones. They all played their parts well in the story and I got to know them all quite well. I have to say that when I was writing Masquerade, Heven was my favorite. The way she comes into herself in the story (at least to me) really impressed me. I know some people think she is whiny and I won’t say that she doesn’t ever whine but I don’t see her as whiny. I see her as a scared, confused sixteen year old that had some really bad things happen to her. I think I would have kind of collapsed in on myself too. At least for a while. And yeah, she didn’t start to come into herself until Sam showed up by I think that Sam was the catalyst. The person who inspired her to be stronger than she thought. Sure, she depended on him, but to be honest I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I try to be as self reliant as I can (and as a military wife I am often the only one around to get things done) but I still depend on my husband sometimes so I don’t see that as a weakness. Sometimes I think that admitting you need help or someone to support you is a strength.
Now that Charade is about to come out I would say that Sam is my favorite character of the series. He is strong, he is capable and despite who and what he is… he is incredibly human. I love the contrast to him. And I really think as the series progresses you will see different sides to him – to Heven too… too many of the characters.
I think I am more interested in your answers to this question than my own. 🙂
4. When the book ends the reader has an idea of what the next book
will involve. Do you think the book ended in the appropriate place?
Ummm, do you think I will say no to this question? If I did what kind of writer would I be?? LOL.
thumbs up to me —————————————————>
Why, yes, I do. I predict dragons, witches, drama… oh my! Also, new characters, betrayal and surprises. Everything else… I plead the fifth. 🙂
6. Did you enjoy participating in this read along? Will you join in
future read alongs?
No. I did not. It was extremely disappointing….. NOT!!! Ha ha. OF COURSE I enjoyed this read along! I want to thank everyone who participated. This was really a great experience for me because when I was writing this book I never thought that I would be blog hopping and talking to so many wonderful people who have read my book! I am humbled and thrilled that you all took the time to read Masquerade. I have loved hearing everyone’s thoughts on the characters and the book.
Will I join in another read along? Yes, I am sure that I will. This is the second read along that I have been part of and I really enjoyed both. Perhaps in the future there will even be a read along for Charade!
I cannot wait to read your answers this week and thank you all for joining in! 🙂