I’ve loved all of Nyrae Dawn’s books, except for one - and that was Charade, the first book in the Games series and the predecessor to Facade. I thought it was a fluke, maybe my mood when I read the first book, but sadly that wasn’t the case. While Facade was much better than the first - it still didn’t grasp my attention like her past books, and while I wouldn't say I was disappointed - I just wasn’t wowed.
I love when two broken characters are able to meet and help each other through the problems of their past - and that’s exactly what happened with Adrian and Delaney. And to make things even more interesting? Their pasts are connected in a way that neither of them expected. I won’t go into too much detail because I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but basically Delaney’s father did something years before that affected Adrian’s family - and then four years later they meet, and things get craaazzzy. (Okay, not really - but let’s pretend like the do)
I was so much more emotionally connected to Facade, than I was with Charade. I was rooting for the characters, I wanted them to get their happy endings, and I especially wanted them to end up together. My favorite part was the relationship between Delaney and her brother Maddox - we didn’t see many moments between them, but when you do it really tugs at your heartstrings. There was also the whole bit about Adrian and his sister, but I was nowhere near as invested in their relationship.
I really only had one complaint about the book and it was the romance. It definitely wasn’t a case of the insta-love, it just progressed much too quickly for my liking. And then when there was that sense of romance, I felt like it was overlooked by the intensity of what was going on in both Delaney and Adrians lives. Not necessarily a bad thing, just not really my style.
If you’re a fan of Nyrae Dawn - I’d definitely recommend reading this book, and if you were a fan of the first book than you really need to read this book. I’m one of the few that doesn’t absolutely love this series, but I can admit that it’s a good one. Also - if I'm being completely honest... I'm actually kind of excited for Maddox's story. It has the potential to be really good.