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April 5th – Chapters 1-8 – hosted by Stephanie at Five Alarm book Reviews
April 12th – Chapters 8-16 – hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog
April 19th- Chapters 16-24 –hosted by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings
April 26th Chapters 24-31 – hosted by Veronica at Mostly Reviews
May 3rd – Announcement of Giveaway Winners – hosted by the author –Cambria Hebert
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1. Heven’s mother has definite ideas about Heven and her scars – what they mean – and their relationship is strained. Do you think their relationship can be saved?
The relationship between Heven and her mother was one of the aspects that truly puzzled me. I could not ascertain why Heven's mother was so quick to turn away from her daughter. Obviously she has some strong, perhaps even maniacal, ideas regarding evil and such. I would like to think that their relationship can some how be salvaged. Mother daughter relationships at times can be difficult but I like to believe that the love of family will shine through.
2. Sam tells Heven about how he came to be living on his own, how his parents kicked him out after he became what he is. He doesn’t seem angry though, he seems to accept it. Would you be angry? Do you think he should be?
This is a tough question. Sure I can see why Sam should be extremely angry over his situation and especially at his parents. The bottom line is though, what good will getting mad do him? It won't change his circumstances. It would just be something ugly festering inside of him, growing until he explodes. I admire his level head and forgiving nature. I can't say I would be do the same if I were in shoes.
3. During these chapters, Heven and Sam visit the Inbetween and meet Airis (aka The Hope). Were you surprised by this series of events? Do you think a place like the InBetween really exists?
Yes, this was one of the most shocking scenes in the book, along with Sam's big reveal. Totally did not see that one coming. Hmm do I think a place like The InBetween exists...well I think yes. This would help explain where people go when they have a near death experience. They must hover somewhere between their body and heaven or hell. Perhaps it is a check point. Definitely something to ponder upon. I would hate to die and see a sign like this....
4. When Heven’s scars are no longer a part of her and she says “she no longer recognizes herself” – do you think that the absence of her scar will change her once more?
Yes, Heven losing her scars is like a dream come true, but I don't think she would or could resume or old life, even if presented the opportunity. I would like to think that she accepts this gift with great joy and chooses to move forward and continue to grow and learn from her experiences. Taking something from the scars will help her to hopefully evolve into a better person.
5. Gran is very accepting of Heven and of Sam. Do you think that she understands more – knows more than she lets on about Heven’s life or do you think her love is just unconditional?
I never gathered that Heven's grandma knew more about Heven's predicament. I perceived her love as being purely unconditional able to weather the storm. Now that you mention it, I am now curious to see if Grandma is indeed in the know. Something that I will be watching for in the next book, Charade. The relationship between Heven and her grandma was one of the highlights of the book, for me.
Ok folks, we are almost to the end of this fabulous read along. Thanks so much for visiting today. Be sure to visit my good friend Veronica next week and link up. Get ready for a thrilling end! Here are next week's questions. See you then.
April 26th – Veronica at Mostly Reviews
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?
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?
3. Who is your favorite character and why?
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?
5. Do you have any predictions for the next book in the series, Charade?
6. Did you enjoy participating in this read along? Will you join in future read alongs?
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